Lecturer dives in for disabled
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.