SCUBA Challenge 2016

Summary of Objectives:

O&P – Amputee/Prosthetic evaluation, range of movement (ROM), Buoyancy Trials, 50-meter SCUBA test (with and without prosthetic(s)), and SCUBA skills test; Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): Continued develop of research protocols in support of IRB approval for prospective human subject research to assess for risk of post traumatic seizure and development of new neurological signs or symptoms or worsening of existing neurologic signs or symptoms in patients with history of TBI


Summary of Challenge:  

Wounded and injured veterans have an opportunity to acquire their basic SCUBA certification and dive with other experienced vets as a member of the Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge (CWVC). CWVC will participate in cross-mentorship events with SCUBAnaut teens at Mote Marine Research Laboratory in order to assist in an ongoing reef restoration project.

The Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge improves the lives of wounded and injured veterans through rehabilitative high-adventure and therapeutic outdoor challenges while furthering the physiological, biomedical and pathological sciences associated with their injuries.

The mission of SCUBAnauts International is to guide young men and women, ages 12 through 18, along an exciting pathway for personal development by involving them in the marine sciences.