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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Scuba Diving
Building Access
  • Meets ADA standards

Adaptive Equipment
  • Adaptive equipment available

Membership Fees
  • Fee to participate in the Program :

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


Operation Bottom Time is a project offered by the Arizona Disabled Scuba Divers Foundation, which addresses rehabilitation needs of disabled veterans.

Operation Bottom Time is a unique program that serves 36 disabled veterans and 18 support personnel (e.g., family members) by providing scuba diving training and certification. The program consists of 2 major components: Disabled Persons Program and Volunteer Support Program. The Volunteer Support Program is designed to provide training for PADI certified divers to work with disabled divers according to the HSA standards. Volunteers will train for 5 days in this program.

The program for Operation Bottom Time is offered over the course of a year. Participants will select from 6 sessions for the Discovery Scuba and 6 sessions for the Certification Classes and from 3 sessions for the Dive Adventure. This ensures small class sizes and that divers advance as they are able to do so.