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 Chris and Gary help Colin with his pre-dive checks. Photo - Stuart Green for Deptherapy
 Colin's last dive. Photo - Stuart Green for Deptherapy
 Colin Clements. Photo - Stuart Green for Deptherapy
 Gary, Colin and Chris post-dive. Photo - Richard Cullen for Deptherapy
 Chris and Gary offer their grateful thanks to Colin for the donation of his diving equipment to Deptherapy. Photo - Stuart Green for Deptherapy
BBC South coverage and video footage:
BBC South filmed an interview with Colin, Daphne and Martin at Divecrew on Monday 18th December. This interview was broadcast on BBC News alongside underwater footage, shot by Stuart Green, during the dive. The film can be watched on YouTube via: https://youtu.be/q-SGUOr5Dl8
About Deptherapy & Deptherapy Education:
Deptherapy & Deptherapy Education is an English Charity registered with the Charity Commission. It seeks to rehabilitate UK Armed Service personnel and veterans who have suffered life changing mental and/or physical challenges through specially designed scuba diving programmes. It also provides 24/7 support to programme members. Deptherapy is widely respected for changing the lives of those who come on the programme. Many programme members have suffered limb loss and or acute mental illness. 80% of programme members suffer from PTSD or other acute forms of mental illness. The charity also provides education in adaptive scuba diving techniques to dive professionals.
In addition to its PADI 5* status, is the UK’s only Deptherapy Gold Star Dive Centre; it is also Deptherapy’s UK base. Divecrew is situated in Crowthorne, Berkshire. All of the Divecrew team have passed the Deptherapy Education Pros’ Course that trains scuba instructors to teach adaptively. Many of the team have also attended the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Course.The owner of Divecrew, Martin Weddell, is also an Instructor Trainer for Deptherapy and a member of the Deptherapy Board.
The owner of Divecrew, Martin Weddell, is also an Instructor Trainer for Deptherapy and a member of the Deptherapy Board.
For further information, please contact:
Chairman - Deptherapy
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