blu3 crossing for cf training 2023

June 2, 2023     |     By BLU3     |

June 2, 2023     |     By BLU3 

Paddling 80 Miles for Cystic Fibrosis Awareness

Prepare to be inspired by Blake's remarkable feat as he takes on the challenge of paddling 80 miles across the Atlantic Gulf Stream, from Bimini to Lake Worth Beach, Florida. Driven by his passion for the underwater world & unwavering dedication to raising awareness for the cystic fibrosis community, Blake's journey is a true testament to the transformative power of passion and purpose. Learn more at

With a deep understanding of the incredible impact the ocean can have on people's lives, Blake recognizes the challenges faced by individuals with cystic fibrosis, who may not have the opportunity to explore the depths of the sea. That's why BLU3 proudly joins forces as a sponsor of this extraordinary crossing, uniting their mission of promoting adventure and connection with Blake's noble cause.

Empowering the Cystic Fibrosis Community

Cystic fibrosis is a chronic and progressive genetic disease that affects the respiratory and digestive systems. Individuals living with cystic fibrosis face daily challenges, including difficulties in breathing and maintaining their health.

By embarking on this journey, Blake aims to bring attention to the challenges faced by those with cystic fibrosis and raise funds for organizations such as the Piper's Angels Foundation, which supports individuals and families impacted by this condition.

Diving into the Healing Power of the Ocean

The ocean has long been recognized for its healing properties and therapeutic effects on the human body and mind. For individuals living with cystic fibrosis (CF), the benefits of being around the ocean can be particularly impactful. Here's how the ocean helps people with CF:

Saltwater Aerosol Therapy: The ocean air is rich in salt particles, which can have a positive impact on respiratory health. Breathing in saltwater aerosols can help thin mucus in the airways, making it easier to clear and promoting better lung function.
Natural Humidification: The ocean's natural humidity provides a moist environment that helps keep airways hydrated. This is especially beneficial for individuals with CF, as the condition often leads to the production of thick and sticky mucus that can obstruct the airways.
Relaxation and Stress Reduction: Spending time near the ocean can have a calming effect on the mind and body, reducing stress and promoting inner peace. Stress reduction is important for individuals with CF, as stress can negatively impact their health and exacerbate symptoms.
Physical Activity: Engaging in water-based activities like paddleboarding and swimming in the ocean provides an opportunity for individuals with CF to engage in physical exercise. Regular exercise is crucial for maintaining lung function, cardiovascular health, and overall fitness.
Connection with Nature: The ocean's beauty and vastness inspire a sense of awe and wonder, fostering a deeper connection to nature. This connection can promote mental and emotional well-being, enhancing the overall quality of life for individuals with CF.

Advantages of Tankless Diving

“The simplicity of snorkeling meets the thrill of scuba diving.”

While the ocean offers potential benefits, it's important for individuals with CF to always consult their healthcare team and follow their prescribed treatments and therapies. Safety precautions should be taken, and the ocean should be enjoyed in a controlled manner, with consideration given to individual health needs and limitations.

By participating in The 2023 Crossing, we not only raise awareness for the cystic fibrosis community but also celebrate the healing power of the ocean. Together, we can make a difference and empower individuals with CF to embrace the beauty of the sea while promoting their well-being.

If you’re interested in learning more about BLU3’s mini scuba systems

If you have been thinking about trying out one of our products, check out our website for BLU3 Guided Tour locations and come out with one of our guides.

We also offer a free, online training course that walks you through the system features highlighting important rules to follow when diving on BLU3 mini scuba systems! Feel free to check it out here.

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