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SCUBA Challenge: Day 1

Day one is always a slow stream of participants flowing into the facility we use for our challenge. People were getting checked-in, unpacked, saying hi to old friends, and meeting new ones. Our first scheduled “event” was dinner at Geiger Marina. After traveling all day (some drove days from places like Massachusetts and North Carolina), […]

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Underwater Veteran’s Memorial

On Friday, February 2, 2018, one of our Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge participants was in attendance for the unveiling of Circle of Honor dedication.  Thank you to Andrew Lourake for sharing pictures from this awesome event! ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Pinellas County is adding a “Circle of Heroes” to its existing Veterans Artificial Reef. […]

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CWVC Honored with Victories for Veterans Grant Award by the Duke Energy Foundation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ST. PETERSBURG, FL, October 10, 2017 – Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge (“CWVC”) was honored as a recipient of Duke Energy’s and Tampa Bay Rays’ “Victories for Veterans” program. The grant of approximately $8,800 will be used to support the “Coral Restoration Challenge,” which has been formed in partnership with MOTE Marine Laboratories […]

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Media: ENHP Faculty’s Research Goes Underwater with Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge

This summer scientists, veterans, teenagers, and researchers joined forces to restore the Hope Reef off the coast of Looe Key, Florida. About 36 volunteers planted 500 corals in a single day, the most planted in one day since the Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge, SCUBAnauts International, and Mote Marine Laboratory began working together in 2012. The […]

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Record-Breaking Coral Planting in FL Keys

Members of the Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge (CWVC) and SCUBAnauts International joined forces with half-a-dozen scientists from Mote Marine Laboratory for a one-day, record-breaking mission on a Florida Keys reef. They planted 500 corals in a day. The number of corals planted marked the most-ever the groups have planted in a single day since they […]

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Astronaut Stories!

This morning we were given the honor of getting first hand details on what it’s like to fly on the space shuttle and and visit the International Space Station. CWVC president/astronaut Dom Gorie is presenting pictures and telling us some amazing stories at Mote Marine Laboratories in Summerland Key.

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