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Old 20 June 2013, 11:37   #1
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This is quite amazing.

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Old 20 June 2013, 12:25   #2
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WOW! That is amazing, nice find
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Old 20 June 2013, 12:30   #3
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cool video

There have been wheelchair divers for a long time, they typically use paddle fins on their hands. And scooters have been around for 25+ years. This is the first time I've seen scooter thrusters intergrated with a wheelchair though.
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Must be quite a buzz for the diver, particularly if they are less able .. but if they have upper body strength (clearly a variable thing) I wonder why they dont just use one of those powered scooters ? Cos theyre gonna need help at each end anyway ? Cool to see though .... whats the chances of the NHS doing it ?
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Old 20 June 2013, 13:32   #5
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Wow, very impressive. Used to take a guy diving who had lost the use of his legs following a motorcycle accident. He simply used hand fins. Fortunately he was fairly slightly built, as I remember carrying him over the shingle to and from one dive site.
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Nice find Nos, nice to see people with a disability achieve things that the rest of us can ... if not more
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brilliant.......
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A pleasure to watch. I am involved with a charity that takes disabled teenagers skiing and apart from the obvious enjoyment, to see a group of teenagers grow in confidence over a week together is amazing.
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Old 22 June 2013, 01:58   #9
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Seems the lady in the chair is to be interviewed on BBC1 news this morning some time after 08.00
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This was an art project as part of the "Cultural Olympiad". I guess it might be easier to dive without the chair, but it acts as a powerful visual symbol of what can be achieved by a wheelchair user.
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