Pirate Spotlight

Private Jake Hipps
USMC

Jake was a Private in the Marine Corps and served during the evacuation of Saigon at the end of the Vietnam Conflict. He was injured by a gunshot wound after returning and is now a paraplegic working at the Buffalo, NY area VA and helping other vets. He is active in many sports and could possibly be seen on a Wheaties Box.

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.