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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Brenton Beever

When Brenton was first introduced to our group he made quite a first impression, he is a guy that is about the size of a small mountain. He sports a bandana, multiple tattoos, and a resting countenance that is to some; off setting. Over the several days of classes, pool dives, and ocean dives we…
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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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Scott Culbertson – Volunteer BIO

One of the very first people I met when I became involved with the WAVES Project was Scott Culbertson. I believe it was in that first contact and conversation with Scott and his wife Cathy that I started to sense the level of dedication to a cause the volunteers at the WAVES Project have. I…
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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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