Pirate Spotlight

Captain Dawn Halfaker
US Army

Dawn was injured by an RPG attack while serving as a Lt in Iraq with the Military Police. She was promoted to Captain prior to her discharge and is now the owner of a Security consulting firm and a graduate student at George Washington University. She went with Dive Pirates to the Brac in 2008 and had 10-year-old Maddie Pitts as her dive buddy. Dawn is a 2001 graduate of the US Military Academy.

Our Mission

Based on camaraderie, compassion, freedom to dive, and the Code of Conduct, Dive Pirates will support, train, equip, and provide dive travel to individuals with disabilities through Classified Scuba Diving.

Our Vision

Dive Pirates will create a community of Disabled Divers that will dive and travel in the mainstream world of Scuba Diving through education and overcoming obstacles.