The WAVES Project’s programs
are focused on
continued support, services, rehabilitation and diving companionship for a lifetime.


Waves: Diver Candidate

This is where it all begins. As a WAVES Diver Candidate you’re qualified to learn foundational  SCUBA diving skills and the use of basic SCUBA gear including a dive computer, and standard accessories. Our instructional staff works with each student, adapting to the specific needs of each veteran, so the diver candidate can complete the requirements of the, “Open Water Diver” 

“Open Water Diver” certification

Learning to dive is an incredible experience. You breathe underwater for the first time (something you’ll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver. During the course, you’ll participate in at least five pool dives and four open water dives at local dive sites under the supervision of your Waves Project Instructor.

Waves: Advanced Diver Member

Now that you’ve achieved your Open Water Diver certification, what’s next? Go diving, of course! Many opportunities await you. Additional diving skills, adventures and training that can take you to the next level. The Advanced Open Water Diver program, Rescue Diver, Master Scuba Diver and numerous underwater diving specialties are available to expand your diving horizons. Discuss what’s available to you, as well as your interests and goals, with your Waves Project Instructors.

Waves: Gear Member

As a certified Open Water Diver the adventure is only beginning. With a WAVES Gear Member you will be qualified to participate in our gear program, which provides you with a complete set of scuba gear including Buoyancy Control Device (BCD), Regulator, Exposure Suit (Wetsuit), Submersible Pressure Gauge, Alternate Air Source, Compass, and Dive Computer. Ask your WAVES Project Instructor how it works!

Waves: Travel Member

Now that you have completed your certification and have your own your scuba gear, what’s next? How about some exotic dive locations? The crystal clear waters of renowned dive destinations await… dramatic sea walls, shallow banks, coral reefs and an exciting array of marine life. As a WAVES Travel Member you can easily qualify for annual trips to some of the world’s most sought after dive destinations.

WAVES will change you.  Change the way you see scuba.  Maybe even change how you live your life.  

RECOVER - Through Adventure  DISCOVER - Our Underwater World  REBUILD - Families & Relationships

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