Veronica Padilla

Veronica lost both legs above the knee in a roadside accident near her home in Albuquerque, NM.  She is a nuclear engineering student and has a terrific outlook on life.  She was a part of our 2008 trip to Cayman Brac.

Kelly Knight

Kelly is a paraplegic that lives in Corpus Christi, TX and is an interior designer.  Kelley loves diving now and is a complete addict since she joined our trip to Cayman Brac in 2008.

Timothy Jones

Airman Timothy was injured while serving as a mechanic in the Top Gun program in the Navy which resulted in a spinal chord injury.  He plays quad rugby while also attending college and raising three active children with his wife, Melissa. Tim was a part of the Cayman Brac trip in 2008.

Dawn Halfaker

Captain Dawn was injured by a RPG attack while serving as a Lt in Iraq with the Military Police.  She was promoted to Captain prior to her discharge and is now the owner of a Security consulting firm and a graduate student at George Washington University.  She went with Dive Pirates to the Brac in…

Nathan Gonzalez

Sergeant Nathan is a retired marine whose duty was to protect US Embassies abroad.  Nate loved diving then and after an automobile accident he thought he would never dive again.  He is now a happy dive pirate living in Boerne, TX and went to Cayman Brac in 2008.

Gregory Ebanks

Gregory is our first student from our scuba destination, Cayman Brac.  Gregory was one of the original dive masters on the Brac and lost a leg in a car accident.  He thought his diving days were over but Dive Pirates came to the rescue in 2008.  Gregory divides his time between Houston, TX and Cayman…

Leland Walker

Seaman Leland Walker was injured in 1997 in basic training and was certified on the Brac trip in 2007.  Leland lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his sister, Muzette, who was also one of his dive buddies along with Ollie Waters and Stacey Minton. Leland never quits smiling while he dives.

Natalie Mink

Natalie is a high school student in Houston, Texas with cerebral palsy and hopes to attend Texas A&M University when she graduates.  She trained with her dad, Dave Mink and Scuba Bob Knapick.  Natalie is a very big Pirate fan and was certified at the Brac 2007 trip, a goal she worked towards for three years…

Sean Barr

Sean Barr

Lance Corporal Sean was injured in 1994 and subsequently attended Texas A&M where he earned a degree in Ocean Engineering.  He is now a Senior Project Engineer in Subsea Construction at Acergy.  Sean was certified at the Cayman Brac trip in 2007, his dive buddies were Jennifer Reynolds, Mark Scott and Barbara Thompson.

Shawn Unruh

  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