What Is Adaptive Scuba Diving?

Edwin Shoffner
1 min readMay 16, 2023

Edwin Shoffner is the president of Mattress Wholesale and Mattress by Appointment. He served as American Mattress Centers and Man’s president and CEO. As an expert mattress retailer with 30 years of experience, Edwin Shoffner presides over sales management, merchandising, and legal at Mattress By Appointment. During his free time, he enjoys watching live sporting events and is also a certified scuba diver.

Scuba diving has seen a higher frequency of participation among people with physical disabilities. This is because special adaptive gear has been invented to assist individuals who can not use standard scuba diving gear.

Adaptive scuba diving is the method of teaching individuals with physical disabilities to scuba dive in an independent manner. Although specialized gear is not compulsory in all cases, equipment like webbed gloves is now available for divers who can not utilize fins underwater. The diver’s weight is not a factor underwater, and movement is free. As a result, the scuba gear does not pose any obstruction.

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Edwin Shoffner

As the president of Mattress by Appointment in Greenville, South Carolina, Edwin Shoffner builds on more than 30 years of experience in the bedding industry.