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THE STORY:

Help our students complete their SCUBA certifications!

Harbor School's Dive Safety Officer Joe Gessert and Lead Dive Instructor Liv Dillon are working to certify as many students as possible.  Currently we have students working towards their scientific diver certification which will give them the ability to get jobs as commercial divers when they graduate.

Please help us raise money for boats, gas, dive gear and everything else necessary to help Harbor students get certified!

More about the SCUBA Program:

The program will take students through a series of certifications as recreational divers through the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), beginning with Open Water Diver and Advanced Open Water Diver.  Students will receive training in boat safety and handling, emergency marine response.  In addition students will receive the training (and the certification if they reach the age of 18 by the time of graduation) as Dive Masters and then Assistant Instructor.  These certifications can lead immediately to employment in the recreational dive industry. 

As students gain competence and experience they will begin studies in the physics of diving, dive physiology, dive equipment repair, and marine environmental studies which will culminate in their American Academy of Underwater Scientists (AAUS) Scientific Diver certification.  Students will then begin their commercial diving program, learning essential skills to master basic aspects of entry level commercial diving employment (search and recovery, surface supply air, piling/dock assessment and repair, non-destructive testing (NDT), and dive tendering).  The students will begin working as interns during their senior year in the professional diving industry in a field of interest to them (commercial diving, scientific diving, equipment repair or as a dive professionals in recreational diving).  These internships will be designed to lead directly to employment (hyperbaric chamber operations, oil rig maintenance, underwater archeology, marine biology, PADI dive instructor, etc.).

Email scuba@newyorkharborschool.org for more information about the program.

Thank you for your support!

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To This Fundraiser

$5,596

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Plant-A-Fish

    $5,000

  • Anonymous

    $29

  • Stephanie Armstrong

    $30

  • Kathy Croasdale

    $29

  • Liz Berger and Fred Kaufman

    $100

  • Mark Furst

     

  • Paul F. Balser

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $29

  • Kim Estes-Fradis

     

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22% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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The Team: $5,596 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Kim Estes-Fradis

Kim Estes-Fradis

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $29

Looks like great things are happening! Keep up the good work! 5 years ago

Paul F. Balser

Paul F. Balser

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Mark Furst

Mark Furst

5 years ago

Liz Berger and Fred Kaufman

Liz Berger and Fred Kaufman

DONATION: $100

In honor of Nate Dudley 5 years ago

Kathy Croasdale

Kathy Croasdale

DONATION: $29

'Bob' Fisher 5 years ago

Stephanie Armstrong

Stephanie Armstrong

DONATION: $30

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $29

5 years ago

Plant-A-Fish

Plant-A-Fish

DONATION: $5,000

Navigator Sponsorship - 7th Annual Harbor School Benefit 6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $200

Great work, Liv and Joe! 6 years ago