We very much appreciate you taking the time to find out more about the Dive Pirates Foundation and about becoming a Volunteer Adaptive Dive Buddy.


For current recipients, we train at least one buddy for each. Quite often the buddy is either a family member or close friend of the recipient. However, some recipients don’t have anyone in their network who are interested in diving, so then we pull from our community. 


However, we are always looking to work with more adaptive dive buddies, instructors and dive centers around the country to expand our network and capacity for adaptive dive training. For adaptive training specific questions please contact hellen@divepirates.org


Another way to get involved with Dive Pirates is by joining us on a trip.  We have one planned for Cayman Brac in June 2020.  Our Cayman Brac trips are usually around 80-85 people and here is a link for more information. We have a fair number of recipients who now pay to come on the trips and we can always use extra buddies/instructors.


Finally, to become an Adaptive Dive Buddy, the minimum level of training given is an open water diver, along with rescue skills, First Aid, CPR, Oxygen Administration and Automated External Defibrillation.


If you are not a Rescue Diver or equivalent then find out how to get to that level by contacting the individual training agencies below or alternatively contact your nearest Dive Chapter 

NAUI logo

Scuba Diver

Advanced Scuba Diver

Rescue Scuba Diver

PADI logo

Open Water Diver

Advanced Open Water Diver

Rescue Diver

RAID Internation Logo

Open Water

Advanced 35

Master Rescue Diver

Scuba Diving International logo

Open Water Diver

Advanced Diver

Rescue Diver

Scuba Schools International logo

Open Water Diver

Stress and Rescue Diver