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.

Regardless of specific diagnosis or impairment, as long as you can hold a regulator in your mouth and breathe unaided, you are encouraged to try.

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO

Before we can schedule your dive training, we need you to complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the online Application.

    You will need your Passport Number, Passport sized headshot photo.

  2. Download and send us a completed Medical Statement.

    Make sure you provide your physician with a copy of the Physician’s Guidelines.

    Note: You can start your application, save it, and continue later.

  3. Choose a Dive Buddy and have them complete all necessary requirements.

Important: Make sure to read all of the medical and dive buddy requirements before submitting your application.

Please complete the Adaptive Diver Application form with as much information as possible for us to be able to assess whether or not we would be a good fit for each other.

If you have any difficulties or questions regarding our application process please do not hesitate to contact us at divepirates@divepirates.org

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