One of the greatest rewards we pirates receive is seeing our recipients continue to enjoy diving. Sometimes that is not always financially feasible for some of our past recipients.

To recognize our past recipients’ desire to continue the adventure, two pirate families have created individual scholarships to encourage their journey and keep them engaged with the crew.

Click below to read the background on these two families and their amazing efforts to give back to divers with disabilities.

The Brandes Family Scholarship aims to provide a deserving past recipient  of the Dive Pirates Foundation and his/her buddy (or buddies depending on adaptive dive rating) the financial means for air travel, resort and diving during the Dive Pirates Foundation annual trip to Cayman Brac Beach Resort. 

The Bert and Ann Shearer Scholarship aims to provide a deserving U.S.Veteran and past recipient of the Dive Pirates Foundation  the financial means for air travel, resort and diving during the Dive Pirates Foundation annual trip to Cayman Brac Beach Resort or other Dive Pirates Foundation destination. This is intended for those Veterans who have been once or more times but are financially not able to afford  to continue diving.