Thomas Grundmann: "It’s possible to dive in open water as well as in the dive pool, although it can get very boring in the pool. After all, you only see the tiles. If you want to experience more while diving, it’s best to dive where there’s wildlife. And it doesn’t have to be to Mauritius, you can also dive in Germany. It’s just more pleasant for me personally in warm waters."
Are there any diving locations that particularly fascinate you?
Thomas Grundmann: "Egypt, especially Red Sea, isn’t very far away and has great diving sites. El-Gouna, for example, is an Egyptian lagoon town with many barrier-free hotels. There are also good dive schools there, which also offer dives for divers with disabilities. The guides know certain reefs where they take you out. It’s all very well organised."
Would you say that diving is an inclusive sport?
Thomas Grundmann: "As I said, I can report positively on Egypt. There, safety is top priority and they offer excellent assistance. Germany also has dive schools that offer inclusion diving and are even more specialised than those abroad. The main thing is that the conditions are right for diving with a disability, for example you have to be able to get on and off the boat, have easy access to a toilet on board, etc."