Lec­turer dives in for dis­abled

DAILY GRIND

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Toth says. ‘‘Af­ter com­ing up, a lady [who is paral­ysed from the waist down] told me it was lib­er­at­ing.

‘‘Un­der­wa­ter she doesn’t feel any pain.’’

‘‘A guy also told me it’s the first time he ‘stood up’ in eight years.

‘‘It’s very dif­fi­cult to de­scribe. I know how for­tu­nate we are – there’s noth­ing wrong with them – but I def­i­nitely ap­pre­ci­ate life a lot more.’’

Go to auck­land­c­i­ty­har­bour news. co.nz and click on Lat­est Edi­tion to watch a video of Dis­abled Divers In­ter­na­tional.

Dive time: Sil­vester Toth takes a client out on Lake Pupuke.

Great depths: Sil­vester, left, in the pool with a stu­dent.

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