Our United States service members are now facing an even greater challenge reintegrating back into society after multiple deployments. Many of these brave men and women are returning to civilian life with physical injuries and are also suffering with the hidden wounds of war, such as post traumatic stress, traumatic brain injuries and depression.

Operation Blue Pride’s (OBP) mission is to welcome Veterans into the scuba diving community. OBP provides basic and advanced scuba training and certification to Veterans, regardless of physical or psychological injuries. OBP enables Veterans to participate in scuba training that is adapted for each individual’s needs and in accordance with established certification guidelines. Scuba diving is