Dubbed the EPIC Adventure (let’s face it, you can only do EPIC stuff with Pirates!) The Dive Pirates Foundation arrives Saturday, June 16, 2018 to Cayman Brac for a week of diving with more than 60 travelers, 12 of whom are adaptive divers; people with various physical disabilities experiencing the freedom of movement the water provides, enjoying the beautiful coral reefs found in the Caribbean.
Seven new recipients from all parts of the United States will be sharing this first experience and learning the ropes from five returning recipients, as well as volunteer adaptive dive buddies, dive instructors, friends and family members filling the resort for a week of fun, fellowship, and a little pirate debauchery.
“We have a fun week planned for our recipients thanks to the great people at Cayman Brac Beach Resort and Reef Divers II,” said Dive Pirates Communications Director Theresa Cortez. “We have five days of three dives a day for most divers, plus games, contests, and enjoying the comradery of the crew and the great people of Cayman Brac.
“Each one of our recipients has a unique story, from a high school graduate who could no longer be on the swim team after his accident that caused incomplete quadriplegia, who is now a scuba diver, to the couple who has been together since high school, went to college together, both taught school and retired, and who are both dealing with various forms of multiple sclerosis,” Cortez continued. “Our challenges bring us together, our faith in the human spirit takes us to another level.”
You can read about each new recipient on the Dive Pirate website’s divers in training page