We combine resources and communities with physically disabled people to celebrate life after injury through adaptive scuba diving.
“After my injury, I didn’t think much was possible.
After Dive Pirates, I know anything is possible.”
People with amputations, spinal cord injuries and those with hearing loss or vision impairment are the most common candidates.
While all medically qualified, physically disabled people can become a Dive Pirate, we focus on disabled military, law enforcement and first responder veterans who have sustained injuries in the line of duty with ongoing physical mobility issues.
Supported by our dive chapter network and more than 50 trained adaptive diving instructors we have access to an array of dive center facilities nationwide so the Dive Pirates Foundation can plan the most convenient time and location for each Dive Pirate’s training.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
The travel, equipment, and training required to become a Dive Pirate is often a significant barrier for these heroes to overcome.
You can help by supporting a diver’s journey, become a Dive Pirates member to help purchase equipment, or support local dive chapters for training.
If you cannot help financially, there are other ways to get involved.
While we appreciate offers for scuba equipment donations, we must make sure we only use new gear under warranty to ensure the safest dive experience. As a result, we cannot accept equipment donations.