Shake off the cold by planning your 2020 Adventure with Dive Pirates
Divers, Non-divers, families, and friends invited to take in 16thannual trip that celebrates the human spirit
The Dive Pirates Foundation is excited to release this year’s annual trip taking people with disabilities scuba diving off the shores of Cayman Brac.
“You don’t have to be a pirate, you don’t have to be an adaptive buddy, you don’t even have to be a diver to join us on our trips and experience the fun, the camaraderie, the “no holds barred” attitude that surrounds everyone on these trips who just enjoy the joy diving brings to new divers, and the social aspect that naturally comes with it,” explained Dive Pirates President Sophie Wimberley.
Scheduled for June 13-20, 2020, the Dive Pirates plan to fill the Cayman Brac Beach Resort with recipients, adaptive dive buddies, volunteers and friends, and anyone else who would like to join the crew for a week of discovery with a fun-loving group. Dive Pirates focuses on veterans and first responders but is not exclusive and encourages anyone with a mobile disability to join the crew.
“I feel I will be coming back with just a little more life back to my everyday life and say I can still have awesome trips, awesome times, this just makes me more excited about life really,” said 2019 Dive Pirates recipient Hunter Heck. During his junior year in college, Hunter was struck by a car and now lives with paraplegia.
The Dive Pirates Foundation, a non-profit organization, positively impacts the lives of its recipients; injured military, first responders, law enforcement, and others with mobile disabilities by welcoming them into adaptive scuba diving which fosters accomplishment, self-worth, and community. The Foundation trains, equips, and conducts dive trips year-round to calm, warm-water locations for the safety of those with spinal cord injuries, networking with facilities willing to empower all participants with compassion and adaptation for a positive experience diving, team building, leadership, and relationship building.