An inspiring story of a diver trained at Camel Dive Club in Sharm el Sheikh, and the film that is being shown during the Paralympics in the UK.
Underwater dance – in a wheelchair
A disabled diver has created a remarkable underwater dance routine – in a propeller-driven wheelchair.
Sue Austin has made a short film, Creating the Spectacle!, in which she is seen submerged in the Red Sea, swooping about gracefully in a wheelchair equipped with scooter motors and wings.
The film, which is quite unlike anything you’ll ever have seen, is being shown during the Paralympics at various venues around the country.
Austin is also giving a number of live performances at a leisure centre on the south coast.
Austin learned to dive with Sharm El Shiekh’s Camel Dive Club in 2005 and returned this year with her Freewheeling team to develop her equipment and act and to film.
She was able to use Camel’s suitably deep diver training pool and operate from its hardboat in open water.
Camel Dive Club and Freewheeling, together for “Creating the Spectacle!”
by Camel Dive Club
Making of “Creating the Spectacle!”, a ground-breaking series of performances of an underwater self-propelled wheelchair and Sue Austin, its human occupant.
“Disability is having the ability to do something completely different”: Camel Dive Club instructor Cath Bates couldn’t have found more appropriate words to describe the experience of working together with the Freewheeling team.