Scuba Access For Everyone

Access the Possibilities

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We follow State Of Oregon, PADI and DAN
(Diver Alert Network) Covid-19 guidelines
including, wear masks and social distancing.

What is S.A.F.E.

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Scuba Access For Everyone (S.A.F.E.) is a nonprofit organization that uses SCUBA diving to help people with limited abilities or living with trauma to change their narrative about what is possible.

We offer adaptive diving to people on the autism spectrum, people with physical challenges, and people experiencing PTSD. For many, getting under water is a powerful gateway to healing: it is a space of zero gravity, magic, new competencies, a pain-free zone – and a new understanding of what is possible for them in their lives.

Volunteer & Donate

S.A.F.E. is a tax-exempt organization that needs donations to fuel our purchase of equipment and other hard costs. We are an all-volunteer organization, so 100 percent of your donation will go towards getting people with disabilities underwater.

Become a Certified Dive Buddy

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Using DIVEHEART training and principles, S.A.F.E. trains “buddies” – primarily people who already dive who would like to share their passion with those of different abilities. SAFE offers 3 levels of training: DIVEHEART certified Dive Buddy, Advanced Dive Buddy and Instructor.

Try Adaptive Diving

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We work with dive clients to get them underwater in spite of their disabilities, drawing on adaptive equipment, buddies, and our own resourcefulness and creativity, to help them take on a challenge that might have once seemed impossible.

And once they try? The magic happens.