Hello fellow divers I am a PADi Instructor who has the privledge of working to train injured Veterans to learn to Scuba dive in San Diego CA. I am so honored to work with Patriots for Disabled Divers and the Ocean Enterprises Foundation to help you all to accomplish your new mission to find peace beneath the surface. Scuba diving has pulled me through some very trying times in my life and I am aware of what beneits it offers to those willing to step outside of your comfort zone an djoin me for a little Submersion Diversion! Shane Yost ,featured in the attached article is one of many Aspire program divers who took his Scuba experience to a whole new level! Check out his story here ! if you are ready to take the plunge reach out to us for direction. SEA you all in the near future and remember Salt Water heals everything! Shane you are amazing! Kym PADI MSDT Veteran Liasion https://www.facebook.com/shane.hugs/posts/752585264942273
I am a female Army veteran. I live in Escondido Ca with my husband and my 4 kids. I served in Iraq 2006. This journey of diving has been more amazing that I could ever imagine! In July 2017, I was introduced to diving by Kym Larsen. I have dove in La Jolla and Catalina Island. I am diagnose with TBI, PTSD and other injuries. Some of my symptoms are memory loss, chronic pain and depression. For me, diving takes me away from my symptoms and my life opens up to this new world under the sea where all I feel is peace. All the sounds just stop. Peaceful silence... like a real mermaid, “part of that world” with fishes that come closer to take a curious look at me and I hear nothing else and thus nothing comes in the way of me enjoying the beautiful sea life on every dive. Thanks to donors and supporters I had the privilege diving with my brothers and sisters and that is healing to me. I strongly recommend suba diving to my fellow disabled veterans. I am currently looking forward in owning my own scuba gear and exploring other oceans.
I knew what scuba diving has done for me over the years, both mentally and physically. It has become more than a sport I do. It now a life I lead. As a PADI instructor, the moment I changed my "First Life" I knew that it was something that I hoped all could experience. As Executive Director of Patriots for Disabled Divers, I now get to witness first hand the healing powers of diving on those who have been scarred by battle, or by circumstances...perhaps by life. The water's do heal if you let them. I believe Ocean Soul Diver embodies all that I have witnessed first hand.