The WAVES Project has been established to provide an opportunity for Veterans with Service related physical and emotional injuries as well as their families to experience scuba diving. SCUBA diving can help the wounded warrior by promoting independence and self-confidence in many ways. The veteran will benefit from becoming an underwater equal to able bodied divers and discover new personal goals and opportunities. They will also enjoy the peace and relaxation achieved by the weightlessness that our silent world provides, reducing their PTSD symptoms. Through reduced external influences, scuba diving allows them to concentrate on less painful recovery and rehabilitation.
To Enroll in the WAVES Project you must complete the WAVES Application and Medical Statement and submit with your VA Rating Letter to the WAVES Project at [email protected].
In order to qualify for the SCUBA diving experience, you must pass a medical qualification that all participants must complete. The form and instruction for your physician, if necessary, are included in this packet. The "Medical Statement", must be completed and all question must be answered either with a "Yes" or "No". Each person participating in the program, veteran and family/friend must complete the Medical Statement. When answering the medical questions if you are not sure, answer YES. If any of these items apply to you, we must request that you consult with a physician prior to participating in SCUBA diving.