Our Story

The Veterans Administration (VA) states that 20 veterans take their own life every day. That’s a staggering statistic when compared to the suicide rate of the general population. Veterans experience unique challenges as they transition into society following military service. Family dynamics, securing employment, losing a sense of purpose and camaraderie, and for some, adjusting to a new “normal” dealing with physical injuries or emotional pain as a result of their service. The WAVES Project helps wounded American veterans recover and rebuild from service-connected injuries using the therapeutic benefits of SCUBA Diving helping them move beyond their injuries, reintegrate into society, and become productive members of their families and the community. Serving both visible and invisible scars, WAVES Project helps disabled veterans see what the can do, not what they can’t. Our programs help them build confidence as they set and accomplish goals, and work on purpose-driven mission diving projects to once again be able to serve their country alongside their fellow veterans. Since 2013 and our first client -a triple amputee veteran – the WAVES Project has helped more than 700 veterans and family members – changing and saving lives.

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