Scubapeutic Experience (SE)
A 1-2 hour introduction to scuba diving in a pool. This is intended for those who are new to scuba diving and introduces them to basic diving skills including a lesson on scuba diving gear and safety followed by water skills practice in a pool. After the completion of the SE, you can choose to participate in any regularly scheduled Scubapeutic Session (SS).
Scubapeutic Session (SS)
Includes 1-2 hours of rehabilitative exercises, scuba skills and drills as well as team building activities to develop confidence, achievement, and self esteem focusing on ability not disability. These sessions will be offered in a pool. SS includes : Scubapeutic Restore (20-30 min), Scubapeutic Skills & Drills (30-40 min), Scubapeutic Calm (10-15 min).
Flotilla SIT Session
UTS will offer members to participate in Flotilla SIT Sessions via Zoom and/or in person. These SIT sessions will offer an opportunity for peer support via check-ins and may include occasional guest speakers to discuss related topics of interest such as coping strategies, health and wellness, scuba diving, ocean conservation, or share inspiring stories while creating a network of resources centered around Whole Health and well-being.
For restoring mobility & function underwater
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For practicing scuba diving skills and developing confidence
-team building activities
For mindfulness and relaxation underwater
Yes! Scubapeutics is for everyone! The program is designed to promote health and well being through scuba diving activities, mostly in a pool. Suitable for all individuals regardless of abilities, physical and mental.
Absolutely. Each participant may have different needs and sessions may be individualized or conducted for an entire family. We offer private, semi private and group sessions. Under the Surface can also collaborate with allied healthcare professionals such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists and recreational therapists to develop underwater activities that will support your rehabilitation!
Yes. Everyone who wants to scuba dive needs to fill out a medical questionnaire and possibly have it signed by a doctor to ensure the experience will be safe. You should be clear with your doctor that Scubapeutics are conducted in a pool, and that medical clearance for open water diving may differ.
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The Circle of Health includes aspects of Me, Self Care, Professional Care and Community illustrating how the connections between your health and other aspects of your life affects your well-being.
The benefits of scuba diving demonstrates a correlation to each self care practice within the Circle of Health.
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