Dive Pirates Foundation trips are not only for adaptive divers and buddies, they are open to anyone who would like to take part in a very unique dive trip, sharing the joy of diving with those who have never experienced it before in a fun, family atmosphere that makes a vacation much more than a get-away, but a celebration of the human spirit.
For 13 years the Dive Pirates Foundation has offered dive trips to people with disabilities, fundraising for new recipients, welcoming returning ones as well as friends and families who want to meet and dive with a fun-loving group.
Dive Pirates is releasing its two planned trips for next year inviting anyone to jump in on the fun:
June 16-23, 2018 Cayman Brac Beach Resort and Reef Divers II
Sept. 22-29, 2018 Cayman Brac Beach Resort and Reef Divers II
Both trips include three meals a day at the resort and three dives a day Sunday -Thursday weather permitting, and Friday morning diving depending on the timing of flights Saturday morning. New rates are now available for single, double, or triple occupancy to accommodate families and groups of friends.
“We’ve had divers, instructors, families from across the country join us just to see what it’s all about, see how we operate, or do something a little different with their family vacation; we love it!” exclaimed Dive Pirates President Barbara Thompson. “Sometimes its instructors or dive shop owners who want to see a trip in action before deciding if they would like to offer adaptive diving in their store, or maybe become a chapter of Dive Pirates. We just want everyone to know it’s open to the public, we encourage anyone to come enjoy a fun week of pirating with us.”
“We were vacationing at Cayman Brac a few years ago and our trip overlapped the Dive Pirates, so after meeting the group and seeing what they were about we booked our next vacation with them, even decided to get certified as adaptive buddies, and now we are part of the crew,” said Art Weiss of Joplin, Missouri. “Now it’s my wife’s turn to share the fun, we’re all going again in 2018.”
Pirates who sign up by December 31, 2017 will also be eligible for a pair of argyle Dive Pirates golf shorts.
For more information and trip registration go to the Dive Pirates Foundation website at www. Divepirates.org.
The Dive Pirates Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing scuba diving to persons with disabilities and joining them with the mainstream of divers. Its vision is to create a community of adaptive divers that will dive and travel in the mainstream world of scuba diving through education and overcoming obstacles. For more information about the Foundation go to www.divepirates.org.