Rio is a ray of sunshine, a very nice young lady who is completely blind due to retinoblastoma. Her parents love diving, and Rio really took to her “try scuba” with our Northern California Chapter, and is really looking forward to diving.
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.
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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