Pirate Spotlight

Senior Airman Michael Malarsie
USAF

Michael is still active duty in the air force and serving in San Antonio. While on foot patrol in Iraq an IED blasted him off a bridge and into the water. Michael lost his sight and suffered some shrapnel injuries. In honor of those in his patrol that died that day from the blast, Michael is pursuing everything he's ever wanted to do, and scuba diving was definitely on his bucket list.

Our Mission

Based on camaraderie, compassion, freedom to dive, and the Code of Conduct, Dive Pirates will support, train, equip, and provide dive travel to individuals with disabilities through Classified Scuba Diving.

Our Vision

Dive Pirates will create a community of Disabled Divers that will dive and travel in the mainstream world of Scuba Diving through education and overcoming obstacles.