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The WAVES project is getting ready to help wounded veterans learn to Scuba dive for free, for veterans and “buddy” the summer of 2014.
Funding is available immediately for Temecula Residents as well as those living in the greater Temecula Valley.
“Training is available to all ranges of combat injuries including, but not limited to: traumatic amputations, post traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, and paralysis.” stated WAVES Project leader Steve Rubin in a recent release.
“The City of Temecula and the Rotary Club of Temecula have made it possible for The WAVES Project to provide SCUBA training to wounded American Veterans. Each Veteran and a “buddy” of their choice will participate in the training which includes some classroom work as well as time spent in a pool, then on to the ocean for “open water dives”.” Rubin said. “The Waves Project, a California Non-Profit Corporation, was established to provide an opportunity for Combat Wounded American Veterans and their families to experience scuba diving.
“Scuba diving can help the wounded warrior by promoting independence and self-confidence in many ways.”
The program includes instruction, equipment needed to complete the training and local dive travel. “The WAVES project Motto is RECOVER – Through Adventure, DISCOVER – Our Underwater World, REBUILD – Families & Relationships.” stated Rubin.
Instructors for the WAVES Project are trained by PADI – the Professional Association of Diving Instructors as well as specialized training by HSA – Handicap Scuba Association.
For more information on The WAVES Project, visit www.wavesproject.org
All interested Veterans or their caregivers should contact Steve Rubin at 951-308-0049 or by email Steve@wavesproject.org.