Posts by Barbara Rubin

4th Quarter 2018 Review

Waves is growing! We have over a hundred applicants waiting to start the program 2019 so staff development took precedence in this quarter. Here’s a quick review of the year end activities.

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2nd Quarter 2018 Review

We conducted HSA (Handicap SCUBA Association) training for our instructors and Dive Masters to gain the skills to transfer a paralyzed “wheeled” diver onto a dive boat, then into the ocean and back out again.

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1st Quarter 2018 review

Our second Mission Oriented Diving (MOD) trip took place in February on the USS Arizona in Honolulu where four WAVES divers worked with the National Park Service to measure the oil leaking from the underwater fuel tanks on the Arizona. It was a full week of hard work doing scientific research as well as a…

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KABC 7 Television story

The WAVES Project extends a huge thanks to Leanne Suter and KABC 7 for this great story! In early June 2016 Leanne brought her camera crew to the pool to check out what the WAVES Project is all about. They produced a great video of WAVES Diver Ceasar Rameriz with his buddy Alex Aripez, as…

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2015 year in review

As we begin the new year we are reminded to give thanks for the terrific support we have received in 2015 and wanted to share with you some of the things we have done. To date we have trained over 40 veterans and their dive buddies. Some of the other great things that have happened…

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This is how we help a wounded warrior reach the water!

Beautifully choreographed assisted diver entry at Catalina’s Casino Point Dive Park! Timing the challenging surge perfectly, watch how effortlessly these divers enter the water to don their awaiting gear! Thank you to Randy Lung, Waco Merchant, Instructors Steve Rubin, Dennis Nies and Ron Fonstad and congrats to Ceasar on his first ocean dive! We don’t…

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WAVES Retreat, 2015

We have just returned from the first annual WAVES Project Retreat at CoCo View Resort in Roatan, Honduras. Our group included two scuba instructors and 15 volunteers who all paid their own way to meet and combine vacation with HSA (Handicap Scuba Association) buddy training as well as WAVES Project goal setting and planning for…

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