Posts by WAVES Project

Mission – Palmyra Atoll

The WAVES Project conducts various “missions” – a program we call Mission Oriented Diving. Our projects have been conducted in partnership with the National Park Service Submerged Resources Center at Lake Mead, Lake Mohave and the USS Arizona. Veterans who have been determined to have service connected injuries are trained to conduct scientific research and…

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WAVES Alumni diving report

WAVES divers have not been staying dry even though it is winter. We tracked some of them down to share their experiences, many say the water is most beautiful this time of year. Of course most of those are wearing dry suits!

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Seahorse Hearts

Did you know the male and female seahorse dance together every morning as a way to say hello? WAVES Volunteer Trina, age 13 gives us insight into Seahorse love.

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Healthy Conflict Resolution

While diving, we rely heavily on good communication with our dive buddy, many times that is a spouse or partner. Here are some reminders to help us have good communication with that partner.

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Daniel Gililland

Danny served in the U.S. Army, as a 19K Armor Crewman where he was a tank driver, loader, gunner, tank commander and designated marksman.

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Michael Atkins

Michael Atkins joined the US Coast Guard in 1992 out of a desire to serve our country. He says he chose the Coast Guard because of their mission. After serving 20 years and 2 months he was medically retired.

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Joseph Hoffman

Joe Hoffman is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served one tour in Iraq and two tours in Afghanistan. He is the first in his family to serve our country in the military. Joe was a 0341/ Mortar Man- 0369 Infantry Unit Leader, Security Advisor/Shift Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant/ Personal Security Detachment and a Senior Mortar…

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Juan Ramirez

Juan Ramirez is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served in two tours of duty in Iraq. He is the first in his family to serve our country in the military. Juan was a quality assurance evaluator and chef, as well as a prison guard and provided security detail for convoys. “My disabilities make it…

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Matty McCasland

Matty McCasland is a U.S. ARMY OIF veteran who served in Iraq in 2007-2008. He followed the honored tradition of serving our country that his family members exemplified. His Father was in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam, his Grandfather was in the U.S. Army in World War II and his brother served in Afghanistan. Due…

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Scuba Queen USA 2016

Marina Inserra, a certified scuba diver from San Diego, was named Scuba Queen USA 2016.  She will represent the U.S. in the International pageant in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia November 2016. But this is not your typical “beauty pageant.” Each contestant must be a certified scuba diver and have a passion to protect our planet. The…

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