Deep Sea Valkyries
PO Box 604 Higley, AZ 85236
Serving Entire United States.
What Makes Deep Sea Valkyries unique?
THEIR MISSION IS SIMPLE - WE ARE DEDICATED TO THE MISSION OF PREVENTING VETERAN SUICIDE AND ENHANCING VETERAN LIVES BY REDUCING THE EFFECTS OF POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER AND THE TREATMENT OF OTHER COMBAT-RELATED INJURIES, WHILE ASSISTING EACH VETERAN IN THEIR TRANSITION FROM SERVICE MEMBER TO CIVILIAN AND INTRODUCING THEM TO HEALTHY OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES. EACH OF OUR VOYAGES OFFER HEALING OF THE MIND, BODY, AND SOUL.
Who Can Sign Up to Participate?:
Veterans of all eras of service but must provide DD-214 showing combat deployments.
What kind of activities are offered by the organization?:
Deep Sea Valkyries is a combat trauma counseling program that utilizes scuba as an alternative form of therapy. Our primary programs are week long intensive retreats in which our Veterans are "at sea" the entire time. During their week with us, they receive more than 30 hours of group and individual counseling with licensed clinicians that are also combat Veterans. They also dive 3-4 times a day as regardless of physical disability or injury, they can participate in the activity. Veterans do not have to be dive certified to apply, they work with local shops to conduct their training prior to the retreat.
We also offer a spring reunion retreat each year in which our Veterans have the opportunity to return with a friend or family member and pay it forward to another group of Veterans.
As funding is available we conduct conservation dive trips in which our past participants can join us in various locations to assist in the project.
Locally in Arizona, they hope to return to offering our monthly Discover Scuba classes that are free for any Veteran and a guest to attend.
How long do the activities last?:
Both the primary and the reunion retreats are one week long.
Where do the veterans sign up to participate?:
Applications for the primary retreat are open 1DEC-31DEC and can be accessed on our website at www.deepseavalkyries.com