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A weekend of learning for diving instructors and the disabled

Feb 28, 2011 2:01:03 AM- latimes.com
Three-day course teaches scuba instructors to act as 'dive buddies' for people with cerebral palsy, paralysis, post-traumatic stress and other disabilities.

Cassandra Tang never learned to swim as a child and steered clear of the water. Then, when she was 22 years old, a gunshot wound paralyzed her from the chest down. Her fear of drowning intensified and she figured any chance of wading in an ocean or pool had vanished.