Pirate Spotlight

Captain Marlene Krpata
US Army

Marlene was a leg limb salvage after suffering a mortar attack while serving in Iraq. In 2011 she decided to amputate her leg below the knee. Since her amputation she has been back playing softball and running around with her nieces and nephew. Swimming in the ocean has had a calming effect on Marlene since she returned to the states and she is excited about her SCUBA certification and becoming a Dive Pirate.

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.