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  1. 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!

  2. Thanks to those who joined us for the FREE Discover SCUBA Experience! It was a wonderful day at our new pool venue. We look forward to seeing you all on the boat excursion next week!

    Next FREE Discover SCUBA Experience for Veterans and Individuals with disabilities is scheduled for July 14, 2019. You can register for this activity at www.AdaptiveScubaPrograms.Eventbrite.com

  3. FREE for Disabled, Military Veterans, and Special Needs participants (Non-Divers) will have the opportunity to Discover SCUBA Experience (DSE) in the pool. Experience breathing underwater for the first time! Weightless underwater like an Astronaut in outerspace! Complete a Discover SCUBA Dive and feel the "Empowering Spirit of Freedom" dive. Dive assisted by Volunteers who are trained Buddy Divers (HSA) with Adaptive SCUBA Programs.

    No experience required for this lesson! This lesson MUST be completed confidently prior to ocean experience.

    Sponsored by: AQUANAUTS ADAPTIVE AQUATICS and AQUANAUTS SCUBA ACADEMY.

    Veterans and Individuals with disabilities are welcome to bring their family and friends with them to participate for a discounted rate. If you would like to go experience SCUBA Diving and are NOT a veteran or individual with a disability, you can purchase this experience to be scheduled through AQUANAUTS SCUBA ACADEMY.

    Register for this activity at : www.adaptivescubaprograms.eventbrite.com

    Volunteers: Do not register on eventbrite, rsvp on the AQUANAUTS AMBASSADORS app in band.



  4. A ripple begins when something strikes the surface of the water. Your donation makes a ripple in the surface of someone's life. You may never know the depth of the difference you made, but you will know that you made a difference.

    Please join us to show how that ripple can spread to positively affect the lives of veterans and individuals with disabilities. 

    THE RIPPLE CHALLENGE IS THIS:
    1) Donate $5.00. (If you can do more, it is greatly appreciated.)
    2) This is just as important. Tag or invite at least 5 of your social network (whether Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc) to do the same. That will start a ripple and let's see how far it will go.
    3)Comment. Your thoughts on this challenge/mission/anything with your city and state listed.

    This challenge is raising money for Aquanauts Adaptive Aquatics and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $1 or $500. Every little bit helps. Thank you for your support. If you, like us, are inspired by the healing power of water, check out our website (www.AdaptiveScubaPrograms.org) to see the benefits of becoming a sustaining member of the Aquanauts Society.


    Donate and share at this link! http://www.adaptivescubaprograms/donations  OR  https://www.facebook.com/donate/729579787443387/

  5. 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


  6. A ripple begins when something strikes the surface of the water. Your donation makes a ripple in the surface of someone's life. You may never know the depth of the difference you made, but you will know that you made a difference.

    Please join us to show how that ripple can spread to positively affect the lives of veterans and individuals with disabilities. 

    THE RIPPLE CHALLENGE IS THIS:
    1) Donate $1.00. (If you can do more, it is greatly appreciated.)
    2) This is just as important. Tag or invite at least 5 of your social network (whether Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc) to do the same. That will start a ripple and let's see how far it will go.
    3)Comment. Your thoughts on this challenge/mission/anything with your city and state listed.

    This challenge is raising money for Aquanauts Adaptive Aquatics and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $1 or $500. Every little bit helps. Thank you for your support. If you, like us, are inspired by the healing power of water, check out our website (www.AdaptiveScubaPrograms.org) to see the benefits of becoming a sustaining member of the Aquanauts Society.


    Donate and share at this link! https://www.facebook.com/donate/729579787443387/



  7. FREE Discover SCUBA Experience for Veterans and Individuals with disabilities coming up in March. It is posted for Veterans Park Pool in Tamarac, but due to delays by their approval department, it may be moved to Houston/Sworn Aquatic Center (event pages and anyone has registered will be notified prior if that happens).

    While it is FREE for Veterans and Individuals with disabilities, if you are a participant and would like your family or friends to join you in the activity, they  can do so at a discounted rate of $45 (normally $100) per person.

    All of these activities will be posted as they are scheduled on our Eventbrite page.

    March Event Ticket Linkhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/discover-scuba-experience-for-veterans-and-individuals-with-disabilities-tickets-52995469877
    Adaptive SCUBA Programs General Eventbrite Linkhttps://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. Our first Discover SCUBA Experience of the year is coming up on January 12, 2019. FREE for Veterans and Individuals with disabilities. There's still time to sign up! Two steps for participants to register:

    1) If you have not completed one previously (or if your information has changed), please complete Participant Registration Form.
    2) Reserve a seat in the desired activity on our Eventbrite Page.

    We look forward to seeing you there!
  10. Thanks to those of you who came out to support Adaptive SCUBA Programs at the Spotlight hockey game on November 11th! A great video was premiered, showing the benefits of our program for veterans. A great big thank you to Maggy Idrobo Lopez (facebook.com/maggyvisual and @maggychang_ph).  Thank you to the Law Offices of Scott Sobel for sponsoring 'Kids of Love' to come enjoy the game and get some time on the ice!

    Check it out here! 
    https://youtu.be/7IL9F9Czvtg




  11. LOCATION:  MAIN LIBRARY • 100 S. ANDREWS AVENUE FORT LAUDERDALE, 33301

    EVENTS INCLUDE:
    • Combat Hippies spoken word performance
    • Speaker, E. Matthew “Whiz” Buckley,
    with book giveaway and book signings
    • Virtual reality demos and paracord 550 craft
    • Record your story: Library of Congress
    history project
    • “Ask a Curator: Desert Storm Memorabilia”
    • The Welcome Home Group:
    Employment preparation
    • Family fun: Storytime, book giveaway,
    face painting and more
    • Veterans organizations tables expo
    • Marine Corps birthday cake celebration

    ATTENTION VOLUNTEERS
    We will have a table at the event, and need volunteers to man the table.
    2 volunteers for setup and manning the table from 09:30am-02:00pm
    2 volunteers for manning the table from 02:00pm-06:30pm and breakdown
  12. 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.




  13. Unfortunately, we did not receive the VA Grant for Adaptive Sports this year. That means we're in desperate need of sponsors for our veterans to make use of SCUBA Diving as a recreational therapy. We will try again next year, but our military veterans need you. This year-long program is only $3,000 per veteran. If you can, or you know of someone who can, sponsor a veteran; please help. Being disconnected from service is a mental hardship affecting many veterans. This helps reintegrate them into civilian society and removes many of the environmental pressures. The Discover SCUBA activities are great, but they are a one day activity. What the Sponsor-a-Veteran program does is get them involved all year with a therapeutic activity that does not involve hospitals are treatment centers. What is more is that it sets them up to continue the activity after their year program is done.

    SCUBA Diving not only is great therapy for physical ailments and injuries, it is an ideal therapy for emotional and mental concerns like Depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Please help our veterans cope with the reintegration into civilian life with the help of healing ocean waters and nature. Please help by sponsoring, or sharing with your network of family and friends the need for this support.  Do you know a veteran that you would like to sponsor specifically? We do allow directed donations, so you can earmark your donation to go to a specific veteran. The only limitation is that this program is conducted in the Fort Lauderdale, FL area. We will be expanding to other areas down the road, but right now, it is location specific.

    Donate Here.   OR   Sponsor the Program Here.


  14. 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! 


  15. Big news! We are in final stages of approval  for a new pool to conduct Discover SCUBA Experiences!  What that means is that the regular FREE Discover SCUBA Sessions for veterans and individuals with disabilities will resume!

    Stay tuned for upcoming dates. 


  16. Don't forget to get your BBQ tickets for this Sunday, August 12th! Show your support for our awesome volunteers! Volunteer Appreciation BBQ will take place from 11:00am to 2:00pm in Oakland Park, FL. 

    Get tickets here:  BBQ Meal Ticket

    Enjoy the delectable food from Mission BBQ! 





  17. 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! 
  18. 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!


  19. 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
  20. 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!
  21. Congrats to Mission United for celebrating their 5-Year mark! We appreciate your support for veterans in our community. Your mission is inspiring. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of it.

    MISSION UNITED supports United States military veterans and their families as they re-acclimate to civilian life. MISSION UNITED focuses on employment services, legal assistance, education, financial services, health & housing support.

    Find out how MISSION UNITED can support you and your family. Click here: http://ow.ly/xq9T50hfj02 or calling 954.4.UNITED or email MISSIONUNITED@UnitedWayBroward.org.

    VETERANS, GET THE HELP YOU HAVE EARNED!

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