Interview With Inspirational Thai Amputee Diver, Nitcharee Peneakchanasak

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On the younger age of fourteen, Nitcharee Peneakchanasak’s life modified endlessly. Whereas touring to Singapore to review, Nitcharee was sadly concerned in a practice accident that resulted within the lack of each of her legs. With willpower to comply with her objectives and goals, and the help of her household and pals, she learnt how one can adapt to her new life as an amputee.

Nitcharee dreamed of as soon as once more pursuing the actions that she had beforehand beloved, graduating faculty and displaying that she might nonetheless stay a traditional life regardless of her accident. Right now, she makes use of her personal life classes and private experiences as a motivational speaker. Nitcharee hopes to assist others mirror on themselves with a view to enhance their very own lives.

Motivated by her father who was on the lookout for a diving buddy, Nitcharee learnt to scuba dive. After finishing her course, Nitcharee was featured as a part of the Thai Colgate ‘Beautiful Smile’ campaign which confirmed her diving in Thailand. After falling in love with the ocean, Nitcharee is now learning for her PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and Enriched Air Diver certifications.

We sat down with Nitcharee and requested her some questions on her experiences diving thus far.

Nitcharee Peneakchanasak - Amputee Diver

What Was Your Largest Problem Studying to Dive and How Did You Overcome It?

I'm somebody who has all the time beloved the ocean and visiting the aquarium. After seeing the gorgeous life underwater at these locations, it turn out to be my dream to have the chance to dive down into the ocean and see all of it for myself. Nevertheless, once I had my accident and misplaced my legs, I assumed that I wouldn’t have the ability to have that chance anymore. I then thought, I can do it. I'm robust and I'm mentally prepared. Getting again to dwelling a life just like the one I had earlier than my accident turned my largest problem. I modified my mindset and shortly realized that though I don't have legs, I'm nonetheless succesful to dive and I simply have to attempt. Once I truly modified how I assumed and tried diving, I discovered that it was attainable to do and never as exhausting as I as soon as thought it will be.  


What Is Your Favourite Factor About Diving?

My favourite factor about diving is that although I don’t have each of my legs, I can go anyplace underneath the ocean with out help. I benefit from the freedom, the sweetness and tranquility of the ocean and most significantly, I really like seeing marine animals up shut underwater!


What Recommendation Do You Have for Different Disabled People Trying to Study to Dive?

Don't restrict your self by considering you possibly can’t do one thing. Even with a incapacity, you have to first attempt to study or speak to a career to see how they will help.


The place Is the Greatest Place You Have Been Diving So Far and Why?

I really like diving on the Similan islands in Phang Nga as a result of it's a very beautiful place. The water is crystal clear and there's an abundance of marine life.

The Similan Islands - Thailand

What Are Your Diving Objectives for the Future?

I hope to proceed studying by finishing my subsequent scuba diving certification so I can go to extra superior dive websites and dive abroad.


How Do Your Mother and father (Your Father in Specific) Really feel About You Diving Now?

My father is delighted that I used to be capable of overcome my limitations. I did one thing that many individuals may assume is unattainable and he's thrilled that I'm dwelling my life and having fun with diving.


The place Would You Like Your Subsequent Diving Journey to Be?

Sooner or later I dream to dive within the Maldives as a result of I need to see the nations magnificence and in addition obtain my objective of diving abroad.

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Please congratulate Nitcharee on her diving achievements thus far and her continued adventures as she research for her PADI Superior Open Water and Enriched Air Diver certifcations. 

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Visitor weblog written by PADI Regional Supervisor, Robert Scammell.

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