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Volunteers Make Underwater Adventure Possible for Patients and Community Members

Through Shepherd Center’s nationally renowned Recreation Therapy Program, patients and community members have opportunities to explore activities ranging from golf and tennis to art, gardening and music. But that’s not all!

Discover Scuba classes, offered almost every month in Shepherd Center’s newly renovated heated indoor pool, are taught by Bert and Dawn Quist, owners of Divers@Sea, a full-service SCUBA diving center located just a few blocks from Shepherd Center. Bert and Dawn, who volunteer their time at Shepherd Center, teach patients and community members all aspects of scuba, from mask and snorkel swimming to deep end diving in full gear. 

For information on Discover Scuba and other Recreation Therapy activities, visit or call 404-350-7375.

Written by Dean Melcher

About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center provides world-class clinical care, research, and family support for people experiencing the most complex conditions, including spinal cord and brain injuries, multi-trauma, traumatic amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and pain. An elite center recognized as both Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News as one of the nation’s top hospitals for rehabilitation. Shepherd Center treats thousands of patients annually with unmatched expertise and unwavering compassion to help them begin again.