Posts by WAVES Project

Sergio Velasquez

Sergio and wife Mirlein in Iraq

Sergio Velasquez enlisted in the US Marine Corp in 1997 where he met his wife Mirlein who also served. They are both retired and have built a beautiful life together. He says the WAVES Project gave him hope that there were other forms of help than therapy and taking medication.

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July Training, Events and important activities

We have new Open Water Divers! Open water training was conducted at La Jolla Shores where the divers not only got their SCUBA Certifications but had a lot of fun! The Sand Dollar beds at La Jolla are always a favorite sight! In addition to training new divers in Southern California, we did a lot…

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WAVES Re-Charge 2019

A group of 21 WAVES divers made the trip to Roatan, Honduras in June 2019. Some of the group got some great photos and are sharing them here. During the trip, a lot of training was conducted too – we certified divers in Deep Diving, Wreck Diving, Coral Identification, Enriched Air, Underwater Photography, Night Diving…

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June Training Update

Congratulations to the new divers and those who are perfecting their skills! WAVES Alum Patrick also shares his ongoing search for great shore dives, and Trina’s report on Leopard sharks!

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Project: MOD-NPS

Mission Oriented Diving is the name of the program and projects we are conducting with the National Park Service Submerged Resources Center.

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May – Training Update

We have had some very ambitious people complete their professional diving levels! In April we graduated two open water instructors, one assistant instructor, and four dive masters. In addition, seven students completed their “React Right” certifications that includes CPR/AED, First Aid, and O2 provider. Congratulations to All! Jeff started his diving career with the WAVES…

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Activities and Events

The 2019 SCUBA Show was held the first weekend of May. We had nearly 20 volunteers man our booth, talk to attendees and sell our new t-shirt design. We also had a drawing for an OMS Regulator which was won by Jeff Haroldson; and a 2 tank boat dive with the WAVES Project on the…

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Kristopher Moorehead

Kristopher Moorehead joined the US Coast Guard in 2006 – his grandfather served in Vietnam and was a big influence on him, Kris says he is the main reason he wanted to serve. He served for 7 1/2 years defending our coast and was stationed all around the United States and US territories . He…

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April – Training Update

Open Water – We have four new Open Water Certified divers who completed their course in March. Congratulations to Instructor Sal and Dive Master JD who used creative thinking to get the job done. They had a minor problem with a boat trip cancellation but quickly found a solution and made it to Catalina. Dive…

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