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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Disabled Diving in Sharm Red Sea

Zoe Seddon originates from Wandsworth, London but now resides in Salisbury, is one of the most determined divers we have ever come across.

Zoe was born handicapped due to cerebral palsy with spastic quadriplegia but she was determined that wouldn't get in her way for achieving PADI Diver status.

In 2008 she completed her class room and pool training in the UK then was recommended to complete her open water dives with Alun of Elite Diving in Sharm El Sheikh.

It wasn't easy for her as she hasn't the same use of her limbs as most people. There were times when she had to dig really deep (pardon the pun) but dig she did, and with the encouragement of her instructor and travelling companion Sue Rudge, she achieved her goal and qualified as a PADI SCUBA Diver.

This year saw Zoe return to the place of last years triumph, to enjoy diving the reefs in Sharm El Sheikh. She asked for a private guide as not to hold back the rest of the group.

She uses her arms mostly to pull her through the water, wearing special webbed mittens, but her guide needed to ask her to slow down. Sometime there's just no stopping her!!!

Zoe seen here giving a neck massage. Along with her Swedish massage qualification, Zoe is a painter. You can view her work on

She also enjoys reading and listening to music but we know another passion she has, enjoying few tipples of G&T.!!!!!!!

She is an example to us all. If you really want to do something, there's no such thing as can't do... just won't do.

Congratulations Zoe.

Elite Diver Of the Month. October 2009

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