Larry O’Daniel

Major Larry O’Daniel has served in the Navy during the Vietnam War era and more recently as a Military Policeman in the US Army.  He was most recently in Iraq until a cancerous tumor required the removal of his leg.  This isn’t stopping Larry from motorcycling or diving as he finished his certification in the…

Scott Palomino

Scott Palomino is a retired Airman that was hit by mortar fire in Iraq that took one of his legs.  Scott is still very active and is pursuing his college degree. He took immediately to diving and finished his certification in the Caymans in the Spring of 2005.

Shawn Monroe

Sergeant Monroe was a Military Police in the Army that was serving in Iraq when he received injury due to mortar fire that injured one leg and required the removal of the other.  Shawn has been joined by his wife Kristi who will be his adaptive buddy.  They finished their certifications in the Caymans in…

Doug Moneymaker

Corporal ‘Ole 1 Leg Doug’ is a Dive Pirate and an Iraqi war veteran and a native of West Texas, where he hopes to return and finish college.  He attended the first ever Dive Pirates Trip to Cayman Brac in April of 2005.  

Bill Duff

Bill, certified in the Fall of 2005, is the father of Adaptive Buddy Chad Burgess.  Together, they took their first trip in Cozumel.  Bill works in aviation fuel marketing for ExxonMobil.  An athlete all his life, Bill is a wheelchair basketball coach for disabled youth in Houston.