Bonaire Welcomes the Wounded Warriors in October
During the week of October 14-21, 2006, nine U.S. soldiers and marines, eight men and one woman who have been seriously injured, will come to Bonaire along with members of their families and representatives from the Handicapped Scuba Association and DEMA to complete the final step in the process of obtaining their dive certifications.
These wounded warriors began the process of scuba certification in July, 2006 at the Disabled Sports USA 2006 Adaptive Water Spots Festival. As part of its nationwide Wounded Warrior Sports Project, this festival provided the opportunity for injured service men and women, many with single or multiple amputations, to experience water sports like sailing, water skiing, and scuba diving. Of the eleven service people who tried scuba at the Festival, nine of them decided to pursue their dive certification in the warm waters of another country, and Bonaire provides the ideal location.
For additional information, click here. (Source: TCB Press Release)
UPDATE: 2006-08-31 - We have just updated the link shown above with the English language press release from Tourism Corporation Bonaire.
Totally cool. I hope they have the times of their lives.Posted by on August 30, 2006 at 4:16pm AST
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