Disabled Diver Opportunities

Scholarships and certification programs for medically disabled individuals wanting to further their scuba education.

Aquanauts Adaptive Scuba Programs - Programs and Scholarship

Type: Program, with financial scholarship

Number of Scholarships: 1


The Aquanauts Adaptive Aquatics group holds many dive courses for disabled divers and those wanting to become certified Buddy-Disability-Trained divers. They offer a scholarship based on financial need to participate in any of these courses.


Opportunities for: 

  • Disabled divers

  • Veterans 

  • Non-disabled divers 

  • Active military  


Dive Pirates Foundation - Scholarships and Programs

Type: Annual

Number of Scholarships: 2 


The Dive Pirates Foundation is a non-profit based in Texas that is dedicated to bringing scuba to persons with mobile disabilities. The programs are open to all physically disabled people, however, they have a focus on disabled military, law enforcement, and first responder veterans. They provide 2 scholarships to help fund continued certification. 


Opportunities for: 

  • Anyone medically qualified physically disabled 

Many of these opportunities are offered annually! If the deadline has passed, check back to see if you can apply the following year.



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