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  1.   Graduation Day!!
    It's been a great with the kids in the SCUBA camp. Special thank you to sponsors National Parks Conservation Association, iTiles, and Aquanauts SCUBA Academy for making this happen. Diving into Possibilities is what we do! We thank you for making it a reality. Again, thank you to NPCA's Jackie Crucet for joining us to celebrate on graduation day. Some highlights below:



  2. We are just a week away from our first Special Needs Kids SCUBA Camp. Sponsored by National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), iTiles, and Aquanauts SCUBA Academy; this camp will provide Lifetime SCUBA Certifications for the children that participate. There is still a seat open, but you have to act fast. Deadline, whether seats are filled or not, is June 06, 2019 at 5:00pm. All doctors paperwork and other forms MUST be completed by the deadline. 

    For those that are already approved for a seat, you should have an email in your inbox via evite.com with details on the preliminary meet & greet Thursday (June 6, 2019) at 6:00pm. Please RSVP. We look forward to seeing you Thursday!

  3. Sponsored by National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) our volunteers and participants were able to participate in a survey dive on the Maritime Heritage Trail in Biscayne National Park. This not only gets our veterans and individuals with disabilities a chance to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of SCUBA Diving, but it helps out the Park Service to survey conditions on the submerged archaeological sites. It was a great day for diving!
  4. Kids Camp is coming up. If you have a child (ages 10-17) with special needs, please submit your scholarship application soon. A seat cannot be awarded until all forms are completed and returned to us. Sponsored seats are limited.

    Sponsored by National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), iTiles, and Aquanauts SCUBA Academy, this camp is a great experience. Don't let your child miss out on this opportunity!




  5. Service Project! April 28, 2019. Come help us clean up Boca Chita Key Lighthouse.

    A great day of outdoor work. Could not find better surroundings! Get up close and personal with Boca Chita Key Lighthouse area and make a positive impact on Biscayne National Park. Let's do our part to help #fixourparks.  (Carpool is available from Oakland Park, FL)

    Still room for volunteers. Register soon! www.Adaptivescubaprograms.org/VolunteerRegistration.
    If you are already a registered volunteer, RSVP on our band calendar 'AQUANAUTS AMBASSADORS'. (If you are a registered volunteer that is not yet in our band app, click this link to join.)
  6. Thank you to our volunteers and participants that dove on the Maritime Heritage Trail on March 23rd. Was a great dive! Beautiful conditions and our volunteers were able to clean up an entanglement hazard from one of the dive sites. Some great pictures from the event. A few are here, but you can find more on our facebook page.

        

    If you haven't come out to support our National Parks, watch for the next event! Upcoming events will be posted on www.AdaptiveScubaPrograms.eventbrite.com.

    Registered Volunteers: You will RSVP on the Band App.


  7. Lots happening this month!!

    March 09, 2019  8am:  Free Discover SCUBA Experience for veterans and individuals with disabilities. (You can also bring your family and friends at a discounted activity rate.) Sponsored by Aquanauts SCUBA Academy.  Participants register on Eventbrite (link below). Volunteers register on volunteer band app.

    March 23, 2019  7am:  Biscayne Maritime Heritage Trail Survey Dive. Sponsored by National Park Conservation Association (NPCA). Free for Veterans and Disabled. Participants MUST be SCUBA Certified. Register on eventbrite (link below). If you are already a registered volunteer, please rsvp on volunteer band app.

    March 30, 2019  10am: Adaptive Sports Expo for individuals with disabilities at Markham Park. Come on out! We'll be at the pool. Volunteers, register on volunteer band app. Sponsored by Memorial Regional Hospital

    And, don't forget our Ripple Effect Challenge. This is happening all month long! Please donate $1 and share with a minimum of 5 friends challenging them to do the same. See how far we can go in March! If you are not on Facebook, you can donate directly at http://www.adaptivescubaprograms.org/donations 
    Want to be more actively involved? Go one step further and make it a recurring donation of $15 or more to become an Aquauants Society Member. (Benefits are based on the donation level.)

    Come join us this month!

    Eventbrite Link : www.adaptivescubaprograms.eventbrite.com


  8. Come with us to get your hands dirty and help preserve a historical site in Biscayne National Park. For a change, we are going to be on land! We will be helping in the maintenance of the Lancelot Jones House, a rarely visited site in Biscayne National Park. Please RSVP and carpool details will be provided.
  9.                                               
    Thank you to those that came out to show their appreciation for iTiles and Nicola Borelli's support of Aquanauts Adaptive Aquatics. Nicola presented us with the funds raised to help support the upcoming Special Needs Kids SCUBA Camp happening in June 2019. Nicola put time, training, and effort into running a marathon and donations were collected via his PledgeIt page to support this event.  Thank you Nicola for making it happen and iTiles for the matching donations. Check out this great company here: www.itilesllc.com

    Sponsored by National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), it will be our first Kids SCUBA Camp for Children with Special Needs. There are sponsored spaces still available, so if you know a child with special needs between the ages of 10 and 17 that would benefit from this camp, please apply here: Kids SCUBA Camp Scholarship. The children that participate will not only have a week long fun activity, they will leave with a lifetime Open Water SCUBA Diver Certification as well as an understanding of Marine Conservation. 
  10. For those registered on the Maritime Heritage Trail Dive this Saturday (tomorrow), just a quick update.

    The dive is still scheduled to happen, although the water will NOT be flat. Expecting 2 to 3 foot seas. If you are not comfortable diving in or riding on a boat in those conditions, that is your call. Just let us know if you will not be attending.

    Red Algae Update: Again, the boat dive will happen. The last update (you can see this here: http://www.myfwc.com/research/redtide/statewide/) shows that the area we are diving is not yet affected by the Red Algae, picture here.




  11. Nicola Borelli and iTiles, LLC have partnered with Aquanauts Adaptive Aquatics to raise money for the Kids SCUBA Camp for special needs and underprivileged children. Nicola will be running a marathon to raise money and awareness and iTiles will be matching the funds he raises! If you would like to contribute and have your impact doubled, visit this link: https://pledgeit.org/inspired-running

    This camp is going to happen June 17-21, 2019. National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) has pledged partial funding for the camp. Thank you, Nicola and iTiles for helping to make this happen.


  12. Next survey dive for Biscayne National Park's Maritime Heritage Trail is scheduled for Saturday, October 06, 2018 (Labor Day). Don't miss it! Free for Veterans, Individuals with disabilities, and our Volunteers. Reserve your ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/maritime-heritage-trail-survey-dive-tickets-49920097355

    This event is sponsored by National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA). Don't forget. If you have not already registered as a volunteer or participant with us, you will need to complete a registration form in addition to reserving the ticket for this particular event.  

    Participant (Veteran or Individual with disability) Registration
    Volunteer Registration

    Help us support our nations' parks! 
  13. A big thank you to National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA)! They have committed to sponsor 5 kids for the first Kids SCUBA Camp for special needs and underprivileged children. We have room for more sponsors to make this camp happen. Please spread the word and help us make this a great program for the kids.

    If you know of a child between the ages of 10 and 17 that could benefit from this camp, please have their parents complete a sponsorship application at this link: http://www.adaptivescubaprograms.org/ScholarshipApplication

    Thank you NPCA, you rock!


  14. Next survey dive for Biscayne National Park's Maritime Heritage Trail is scheduled for Monday, September 03, 2018 (Labor Day). Don't miss it! Free for Veterans, Individuals with disabilities, and our Volunteers. Reserve your ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/maritime-heritage-trail-survey-dive-tickets-48887762614

    This event is sponsored by National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA). Don't forget. If you have not already registered as a volunteer or participant with us, you will need to complete a registration form in addition to reserving the ticket for this particular event.  

    Participant (Veteran or Individual with disability) Registration
    Volunteer Registration

    Help us support our nations' parks! 
  15. Thank you to everyone who came out to do the Maritime Heritage Trail Dive. It was a great day! Thank you to National Parks Conservation Association for giving us the opportunity to help support our nations' parks. Quick reminder to our divers, please email your surveys as soon as possible.

    A thank you to Michelle for sharing some of her pictures from the event. Check them out!



    We look forward to seeing more! Share your experience here!


  16. Next dive for Maritime Heritage Trail is Scheduled!Sponsored by National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA). Don't miss out. Reserve your seat today on Eventbrite. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/maritime-heritage-trail-survey-dive-tickets-46657897026?aff=efbeventtix
  17. The Maritime Heritage Trail Survey Dive (sponsored by National Parks Conservation Association-NPCA) is coming up on May 28, 2018. If you are on the roster, you have received a confirmation email with departure time, location, etc. If not, you have either not informed us that you are coming and/or you have not completed a volunteer registration. 

    Space on the boat is filling up fast. If you would like to participate, please make sure you complete the necessary steps. 
    1) Advise us of your intent to participate. (You can email info@adaptivescubaprograms.org)
    2) Complete a volunteer registration. (Registration form is at this link: http://www.adaptivescubaprograms.org/VolunteerRegistration)

    Don't get left behind!
  18. You should have received your April newsletter with the recaps and some upcoming events. April was a full month! We got a number of individuals with disabilities utilizing SCUBA diving as a therapeutic program. It is a great therapy as the activity provides for the increase in the production of serotonin delivered to the spine. This results in increased mobility, a lessening in pain, and elevating mood. It is really an all-in-one therapy.

    We got some great new volunteers trained and ready to go, and solidified partnerships.  We got some great momentum going! Check it out.

    If you have not subscribed to our email updates, you can see our latest newsletter here: https://conta.cc/2Fp5uwV

  19. Congratulations to our newest volunteers that have just completed the Buddy Disability Training Certification Course. Your humor and dedication is inspiring, and we look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events. A huge thank you to the scholarship sponsors from this session.

    NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION (NPCA) sponsored two of our new volunteers.
    AQUANAUTS SCUBA ACADEMY sponsored one of our new volunteers.
    MISSION UNITED sponsored use of the meeting room.

    The support of these organizations are invaluable. Thank you for being involved in your community. 

    One of our sponsors from this training, AQUANAUTS SCUBA ACADEMY, is holding a Rescue Diver Class next month. It is a coveted skill set for our primary volunteers. If you have not yet obtained that certification and would like to, check out their course. You can purchase the course here: http://www.aquanauts.biz/RescueDiverRegistration.


  20. It was a great meeting. Very informative. If you missed it, don't miss the next one! Our partner National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) is doing great things toward preserving and maintaining our nations' parks. It is always good to make your voice heard. We have to make sure that the parks are there maintained and preserved for generations to come.

    You can always check out their website at www.npca.org to see how you can help.

    Thank you to NPCAMISSION UNITED, and MISSION BBQ for making today happen.

    For those of you that were on our dive when the PBS crew was shooting... the video is available here: www.vimeo.com/252354335/6b2735d2d1
    Please share the video, and let people know what is happening.
  21. Just a reminder. The Park Advocacy Workshop is happening tomorrow! It will be held at the Mission United Building and begins at 10:00am. We will have Krispy Kreme for breakfast and Mission BBQ is providing lunch!

    We're going to have a great time and find out what threats are looming for our nations' parks. Come support our partnership with National Park Conservation Association (NPCA) and find out how you can help protect our parks for generations to come.

    Those you who have already registered, thank you! We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you tomorrow. If you have not yet registered, there is still space available. Just click the ticket link in our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/162993831177538/ to reserve your seat.
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