Monterey Bay Veterans’ (MBV) custom dive boat is one step closer to reality with successful testing of the custom designed submersible dive platform, the “Lift2Freedom”(c). This platform, designed by Chris Delucchi, allows for disabled diver(s), along with their equipment and other divers, to be safely and efficiently lowered into and retrieved from the water from deck level.
The platform is a major component of MBV’s dive boat “Freedom”. The Freedom conversion has been a major project to convert a 60 foot Pacifica Sport Fisher to a physically challenged friendly scuba diving platform. Many features and upgrades have been installed to accommodate physically challenged divers on ocean dives as part of MBV’s unique dive program specifically designed for physically challenged divers.
Full sea trials are scheduled for mid August.
Read more about the overall program under Programs > Freedom Dive Program on this site.