Give Miami
A Success!
Support Veterans Ocean Adventures!

Give Miami Day was a big success for VOA, and you can still make your donation count by donating through the "Donation" link below... Let's double the pot!

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People Magazine!

Look who People Magazine just featured... Veterans Ocean Adventures! They named VOA founder, Branson Rector, a "Hero Among Us," for introducing more than 1,500 U.S. Veterans to the healing power of water. Congrats, Branson!

Read the full story HERE!

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The Miami Herald

Through an article titled "Relieving veterans' PTSD through horses, water - even yoga", The Miami Herald shares the story of Diego Hurtado and the impact that Veterans Ocean Adventures makes in the life of our heroes.

Check it out: The Miami Herald - Nov 11, 2014.

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Featured on Natural Awakenings

Veterans Ocean Adventures has been featured in November's issue of Natural Awakenings Magazine!
Be sure to check out our article listed on page 10, titled: "Charity Combats Veteran Lonelinessa and Suicide"

Great Nonprofits
2014 Award!

Thanks to our fans, we've won a 2014 Top-Rated Award from GreatNonprofits!!! Read our reviews and add your story at: Great Nonprofits
For more information on this or any of our other programs, please fill out a form in the Contact Us page, or send an E-Mail to:


SCUBA Diving is a sport that challenges veterans to explore a completely different environment: the undersea world! Veterans Ocean Adventures offers DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING, a three hour introduction to the sport conducted in a pool setting. After veterans receive a brief familiarization of the equipment and a basic overview of skills needed they proceed to the deep end of the pool under the supervision of an instructor. Here veterans experience breathing on SCUBA while floating weightless in the water column! Veterans Ocean Adventures connects those interested in pursuing certification with instructors who understand their needs and with community resources for financial assistance, if needed, to offset the cost of training. Veterans Ocean Adventures sponsors or co-hosts special events such as Veterans Dives, Adaptive SCUBA training and the Weeki Wachee Warrior Challenge.

Cressi Warrior Program - Dive Gear for Wounded Vets