Lance Corporal Shawn was a marine in the Gulf War but had to retire after his inury in a one car accident in 1995. Shawn and his wife attended the 2006 trip to the Bahamas and has continued diving with Dive Pirates both in 2007 and 2008
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 Adaptive Scuba Diving.
DIVE PIRATES: OUR VISION
The Dive Pirates Foundation will create a community of disabled divers that will dive and travel in the mainstream world of scuba diving through education and overcoming obstacles.
"Traditionally, pirate crews would take care of injured crew members by making them peg legs, hooks, eye patches, etc.
Disabled crew members were not banished from the ship, but were given new tasks that they could perform for a cut of the booty!"
We are proud to have been awarded the GuideStar Platinum Participant level. This demonstrates our ongoing commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability whilst we focus on providing life changing experiences for our adaptive divers.
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