Sailing | Disabled Advisor



A world of opportunity awaits every diver

Uncovering the beautiful world of the blue to building true confidence and self-esteem. If you’re looking to discover the you that can do…dive right in.

Our goal is to connect adaptive divers from across the UK, bringing them together for training, travelling and all things diving. We run PADI programmes, Diveheart Adaptive Scuba programmes and Scuba Therapy. The underwater world has the power to change your life.

Diving for All - in Rugby

A really great thing about scuba diving is how accessible it is for disabled people.

With scuba diving comes a real sense of well-being. Any physical restrictions are left behind … it’s just you and your ‘buddy’ exploring the underwater world.
Many people experience scuba diving as a kind of therapy. During the dive, the weightlessness offers a real sense of freedom and the experience underwater is similar for both able-bodied and disabled people.

Rugby Divers are supporting BSAC's 'Accessibility - Diving for All' programme.

Diveability - Hampshire

Welcome to Dive Ability
Scuba diving for people with disabilities and disadvantages

Scuba diving can be enjoyed by virtually anyone, regardless of physical ability.  In fact, if you have a disability, scuba diving can offer you a unique sense of freedom by transporting you into a world of weightlessness and unlimited intrigue.

Visit tropical coral reefs, historic shipwrecks, underwater caves, swim with dolphins in their natural habitat. The possibilities are endless and every dive
immerses you in your own brand new adventure.

East Chesire Diving for All

At ECSAC we have a number of qualified Diving for All instructors which means we can deliver tailored training for people with disabilities.

We have worked with the Cheshire Centre for Independent Living who have funding via the Get Yourself Active programme (funded by Sport England) so there may be some support available if you are interested in taking up Scuba Diving.

Feel free to get in touch with us at East Cheshire Sub Aqua Club for more details of what we can provide.

The Gwennili Trust - Day Sails

Daysailing for Individuals

On the First Friday of every month (May to October), we offer daysailing trips for £20 per person on a custom built catamaran (Spirit of Scot Bader) designed specifically to allow easy access for wheelchair users. All trips leave from Port Solent at 10.00hrs and often involve a visit to the Isle of Wight and return by 16.00hrs.

How to book

Carlingford Lough Sailability

Carlingford Lough Sailability is a Charity committed to improving the quality of life and well being of children and young adults with special needs, together with their siblings and the families as a "unit" in our community.

Eliminating barriers of opportunity, we support and encourage each individual to reach their full potential through the recreational activity and holistic therapy of sailing. We recognise the true ability and see past what is the disability.

Clywedog Sailability

At Clywedog Sailing Club we aim to offer a sailing experience suitable for all.  We are a RYA Sailability Centre and are fortunate to have a range of dinghies available.  

We have been awarded a grant from the Millenium Stadium fund which has enabled us to purchase:


3 Hansa 203 dinghies ( 2 x 203 S  Single Seaters and 1 x 203 Breeze two person).

These are ideal for small adult or juniors compared to the 303’s we currently use.

Dorset Disabled Canoe Unit (DDCU)

The DDCU is a British Canoeing affiliated club providing kayaking and canoeing from the main club site near Tuckton, Christchurch, Dorset.

We meet every fortnight on a Sunday afternoon at 13:30 on the River Stour off of Iford lane  near Tuckton,  Christchurch in Dorset, The club shares the Phoebe site with the Bournemouth Sea Cadets. There is a slipway adjacent to the boat storage for easy access to the river.

Shropshire Paddlesport

The aim of the club is to provide paddlesport opportunities and coaching for everyone; those who simply enjoy recreational paddling on placid water, those who seek the challenges and excitement of white water, others who want to get fit, race or even those who have ambitions to compete for their country!

Tendring Canoe Club - Paddle-Ability

Tendring Canoe Club are the first club in Essex to achieve British Canoeing’s Top Club Paddle-Ability accreditation.

Paddle-Ability is a term and concept developed by the British Canoe Union to address the issue of participation in canoe sport and canoe recreation by disabled people.

The British Canoe Union promotes Canoeing for All and in support of that seeks to ensure that opportunities for participation in mainstream activities and events are available and accessible for disabled canoeists.

Subscribe to RSS - Sailing