derrick mcmillon on dive boat
Merry Christmas Eve Pirates! Today's blog is brought to you by 2021 recipient Derrick McMillon. He wrote us the most beautiful email, had to share, as you, YOU inspired this.

 "l just wanted to keep you the people that made it possible with generous donations for me to continue my new hobby I can enjoy pain free. Since our trip to Key Largo, Florida my wife Dianna and I have been back to Key Largo Fl. twice, the Bahamas, Diveland Al twice and I just returned from West Palm Beach with Wounded Warriors Projects/ GA. Aquarium which I did my first 93 ft Nitrox dive. I now have a total of 22 computer dives. Bill King and I became very good friends and we talk quite often. If it wasn’t for the way your program is structured it probably would have been me getting trained going on a dive trip then forgotten about because equipment is so expensive. I most say because of that having equipment gave me that interest to continue where I’ve invested in more equipment. We look forward in joining you all next year in the Caymans. Again thank you all.

Thank you Derrick, Thank you for keeping the faith through the pandemic, thank you for putting your trust in us, and being a great ambassador of the mission. Thank you to all the crew who make Derrick's story possible.
May we all follow your lead to live fearlessly,
Merry Christmas crew!


Dive Pirates Foundation
P.O. Box 1564 ~ Wellington, CO 80549
Phone: 877-EYE-DIVE (877-393-3483 Ex 5)