Rowan Garel will be the first blind person to dive the world famous Great Blue Hole of Belize. After reaching the summit of the tallest mountain in Belize and walking 92 miles across the country, 14-year-old Rowan Garel will dive Belize's Great Blue Hole on July 14, 2013.
With training and assistance from Sea Sports Belize and PADI certified instructor, John Searle, Rowan and his team will dive one of the world's most popular sites to raise funds for the Belize Council of the Visually Impaired (BCVI), an organization that provides year-round support to children who are blind. Although some adjustments have to be made in order for Rowan to reach certification, the challenge is well worth it to him.
“What I’m interested in is raising funds and awareness for the only program in Belize that deals with blind or visually impaired people and they have a rehab program which is completely free of cost. Take that away and all the blind people, like myself, will just be behind with everything, there would be no one there to help them along and that is what motivates me.”
You can help Rowan accomplish his goal by making a contribution via PayPal or sending your donation directly to BCVI, PO Box 525, Belize City, Belize. (Click Here for information on how to donate)
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Rowan Garel at Open Your Eyes Morning show in Belize City promoting his latest quest/fundraiser
Rowan Garel already in the water learing how to dive