eric-alva2Eric Alva is retired from serving in the US Marine Corps after losing a leg to a land mine during the first day of the Iraq war. He has been recognized for his bravery by People Magazine and has raised more than $5000 for Dive Pirates. Eric has always been a long distance runner and continues with that today along with his college studies and his renewed love of Scuba Diving.  He received his certification in the Caymans in the Spring of 2005.