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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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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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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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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