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Have You Ever Seen Someone Go Scuba Diving in a Wheelchair?

The freedom to go scuba diving in the ocean like others may now be a reality for those confined to a wheelchair.

Performance artist Sue Austin has repurposed her wheelchair into an amazing idea: use it to explore the underwater world of the ocean.

In this “freewheeling video” she can be seen moving gracefully over and around coral reefs and by fish that must be wondering what they just saw. Is it only for artistic purposes, or could this system work for many in the disabled community?

Here’s what it looks like in action:

One of the first questions people seem to have is how practical an actual wheelchair would be for diving. This one has an obvious ‘wing’ and propeller system. It seems like it would drag in the water, but speed is certainly not the issue here; freedom is!

To get more on the story and hear it in her own words you can travel to this link. Since not everyone can lie down or for physical reasons remain in an elongated position that we all take for granted when swimming, a chair may be the only way.

So what do you think, amazing idea or is there a better way?

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Have You Ever Seen Someone Go Scuba Diving in a Wheelchair?