The Scuba Trust is a non-profit charity created to promote scuba diving for all abilities. It was founded in 1996 by Brenda Carey, Leon Golding and Rikki Singh, with the initial aim of acting as a focal point for the organisation of scuba diving holidays abroad for people with disabilities. We have now grown into one of the UK’s leading dive organisations and help individuals with disabilities (and their friends) learn to scuba dive.
The Scuba Trust holds monthly introduction to diving sessions in an indoor swimming pool, supervised by a volunteer team of friendly dive professionals from a range of dive organisations, including BSAC, PADI and [AHD. These dive sessions have been designed to cater for most disabilities but are also open to the able-bodied, creating a non-prejudiced atmosphere. The Trust also organises regular holidays specifically targeted to meet the needs of the disabled community with regards to hotel accommodation and diving facilities.
The Scuba Trust consists of a Board of Trustees who administer the charity and a collection of ‘Friends of the Scuba Trust’. The number of ‘Friends’ currently stands at 285. We rely on donations to ensure we can continue our work of levelling the playing field to allow our disabled friends to learn to snorkel and scuba dive. We have now trained some 400 people to scuba dive and enabled them to enjoy a wider and fuller life.