Waco Merchant – Volunteer Bio

Waco Merchant is one of the many great and motivated volunteers for the WAVES Project.  Currently he is the Military Outreach Liaison with responsibility for connecting the local military community with us.  Considering the concentration of military in the San Diego/Riverside areas this is no small task. Waco grew up in rural Montana on his…
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Steve Moss – Volunteer Bio

Steve Moss is a 58 year old, happily married, father of 2, living in the Temecula Wine County.  Steve served our country for 10 years in the US Air Force as a Aircraft Loadmaster, Air Lift Control Element member, and Mission Support Team Chief.  He entered the Air force out of his hometown of Abilene…
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Nico Detour – WAVES Bio

Nico is a well set up young man in his mid-20s.  Raised in San Dimas and Irvine California, as well as in Roswell New Mexico.  He graduated from High School from Woodbridge HS in Irvine.  One of Nico’s primary adult influences, or mentor, while he was growing up was a US Marine. It’s not surprising that Nico followed…
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Diving with Royalty

Saturday the 30th the WAVES Project headed back out to Catalina to work on the certification of more Wounded Vets.  The days group included a mix of vets and their buddies completing an Open Water class, more vets and their buddies starting an Advanced Open Water class, and several WAVES Project volunteers just having a…
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WAVES August Combat Wounded Veterans Open Water Class

 The day began early as the class met at the Starbucks in Lake Elsinore.   An hour later we all showed up at the dock in Long Beach for a relaxing ride out to Catalina aboard the Catalina Express. Today’s dives included some additional skills to reinforce what’s been taught and learned in class, confined water…
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No Limits For This Instructor

Leo Morales is on a mission to change the perception of divers with disabilities. After a 410 foot dive Leo landed himself the Guinness World Record for the deepest dive by a person with a disability in Dec 2012. Leo is 39 years old and has been disabled for over four years. In September 2008,…
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