Pirate Spotlight

Emily Obert

Emily is a product design engineer for the auto industry, a career that brought her to Michigan. Involved in other adaptive sports where she used to live, she started searching out opportunities online and found John Iszler and Capital City Scuba, a great Dive Pirates Chapter that has already sponsored past recipients. On September 4th, 2010 Emily fell one story when a porch railing broke, causing paraplegia.

Our Mission

Based on camaraderie, compassion, freedom to dive, and the Code of Conduct, Dive Pirates will support, train, equip, and provide dive travel to individuals with disabilities through Classified Scuba Diving.

Our Vision

Dive Pirates will create a community of Disabled Divers that will dive and travel in the mainstream world of Scuba Diving through education and overcoming obstacles.