New Accord Between Pirates
An accord has been struck between the Pirates of Blue Lagoon and the Dive Pirates Foundation creating a pirate’s lair fit for adaptive scuba divers to barter, trade and enjoy the oasis that Texas SCUBA divers and instructors have used for years for open-water diving and training.
“We’ve gotten to know these Dive Pirates as they have been bringing adaptive divers here to train, and through our new partnership we’ve networked with others to make this a place for all divers, adaptive or not,” said Phil Riggs, owner of Blue Lagoon. “We’re also training all of the staff of our dive store, Texan Scuba, to be adaptive buddies, so when any adaptive diver wants to dive, we’ll have buddies ready and waiting to go diving.”
Riggs is also offering free passage to the lagoon for the Dive Pirates’ recipients and their dive buddies as well as the right of parley to get free tank fills so they may pillage the shipwrecks below and enjoy an outdoor adventure on the Lagoon.
The buccaneers of A1 Smith’s Septic Serivce, Inc. of Huntsville, TX who provides the portable restrooms for The Blue Lagoon, agreed to provide wheelchair-accessible portables at no cost, while the scallywags of Switch-it Inc. sponsored the construction of a wheelchair ramp to the main building.
“We want to leave the wheelchairs behind and get people underwater for some fun and relaxation,” Riggs continued.
“We couldn’t be happier with this partnership as it supports what our mission is, to mainstream diving for adaptive divers,” explained Sophie Wimberley, co-founder of the Dive Pirates Foundation. “As the Foundation is based nearby in The Woodlands, TX, this is like our home away from home, a great place for the Foundation to bring adaptive students to train and members to enjoy diving for years to come.”
The Blue Lagoon also offers shelters and gently sloping beaches for easy water entry, as well as primitive camp sites and vittles (concessions). Find out more about The Blue Lagoon at www.bluelagoonscuba.net.