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Old 07-09-2012, 02:32 AM   #1
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Adapted Snorkeling for Cerebral Palsy

I am not able to hold a snorkel or anything in my mouth. Our SCUBA instructor friend, Van, thought of a way to make an adapted system so I could snorkel, using a 13 cubic foot SCUBA tank and a full-face SCUBA mask.

I was hoping to try snorkeling at Castaway Cay, but the SCUBA tank was prohibited by the cruise line. Since the cruise line would not let the adapted snorkeling system on the boat, due to the use of a tank, Van and my Dad took me snorkeling at Smith Mountain Lake instead.

http://youtu.be/xVpyLysEqW8
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Hi Justin. My name is Jonathan and I have Cerebral Palsy too. I just saw your Snorkeling Cerebral Palsy video. I have the exact problem with the snorkel too and I use the same setup as you. I'm working on a full face snorkel mask. I would like to be online friends. Do you have Facebook?
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For future reference, with the appropriate connectors, you could connect a full face mask to a regular scuba air tank. To avoid having to have the tank on one's back, you could consider snuba (http://www.snuba.com) or a similar set up.

You could also consider appropriate certification (PADI)- there's a special certification for assisted dives.

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For future reference, with the appropriate connectors, you could connect a full face mask to a regular scuba air tank. To avoid having to have the tank on one's back, you could consider snuba (http://www.snuba.com) or a similar set up.

You could also consider appropriate certification (PADI)- there's a special certification for assisted dives.

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Yes, I was with a PADI Scuba instructor.
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For future reference, with the appropriate connectors, you could connect a full face mask to a regular scuba air tank. To avoid having to have the tank on one's back, you could consider snuba or a similar set up.

You could also consider appropriate certification (PADI)- there's a special certification for assisted dives.

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I also use a regular scuba tank and a hookah hose for my diving.
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I have seen full face mask with split hose and "float intake" snorkel arangments, but I do not have a link.
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