Bob and Eulene Wagner headshots

Bob and Eulene Wagner

Bob and Eulene were high school sweethearts, following each other to the University of Northern Colorado and through their 30-year teaching careers; Eulene taught elementary and Bob was a high school band director. Now enjoying retirement, they share something else, both have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS).  Eulene was diagnosed in 1996 and continues to…

Kevin Smith Adaptive Diving Houston

Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith heard about the Dive Pirates during his rehab at TIRR. After a motorcycle accident caused a complete spinal cord injury resulting in paraplegia. With a background in diving before his accident. Kevin signed up for a Try-Dive event with the Dive Pirates at Seanic Ocean Systems; an engineering company in Katy, Texas with a large…

Adaptive Scuba DiVentures Springfield

Brandon White

Brandon White Brandon is a creative soul, with a great career in broadcast editorial and motion graphic design for some of the world’s most recognized brands. In 2016 Brandon woke from a 18 day coma to find himself in the hospital, one leg amputated above the knee, the loss of four toes on the other foot, and his right arm lifeless due to…

Mitch Snow

Retired Staff Sgt. Mitch Snow Mitch served in the US Army special forces, and knew as a small child his life’s dream was to be a Green Beret. He was trained as a medic. While in theatre he went to scout out a drop zone and practice his rock climbing training and fell more than…

Seth Wade

Retired Petty Officer 2nd Class Seth Wade, US Navy  Seth served as a mechanic in the US Navy and was deployed twice on the USS Enterprise.  His service took him to Sicily, where a car accident caused an incomplete spinal cord injury, along breaking four ribs and his jaw.  His spine is stabilized by 15-inch…

Robert Rodriquez

Robert Rodriquez Robert worked in home construction and lost both his legs when he was pinned between two cars.  He did a try-scuba with his son before his accident and enjoyed it so much he started looking for an opportunity to  get certified and found the Dive Pirates. He uses a wheelchair now while he…