Pirate Spotlight

Major Dan Gade
US Army

Major Dan Gade became an Open Water Diver in September 2006 when he trained with his wife, Wendy, but had to wait until after a stint in the White House liaising for veterans and the birth of twin boys to take his first trip in 2009. Major Dan was a Ranger and will be returning to West Point as a professor when he finishes his studies at the University of Georgia. Dan is so dedicated that he was able to pass his open water tests as a fully integrated Open Water Diver.

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.