WHO WE ARE

Going into its 27th year, DFL books a dedicated resort for a life affirming week of GLBTT diving, entertainment and camaraderie. The proceeds of the event are donated to charitable organizations designated by local dive clubs. Thanks to Diving For Life Jamborees, GLBTT Scuba Divers from around the globe have helped to raise OVER $1.1 MILLION dollars!! for people living with AIDS and other Lesbian and Gay health concerns. So join us!

Diving For Life is a tax exempt, not for profit organization that sponsors The International Gay and Lesbian SCUBA Jamboree. The Jamboree is a fund raising event that offers a fun filled week of SCUBA diving and other activities with 100 – 125 or more GLBTT divers attending. All proceeds from the Jamboree are donated to charitable organizations that support the health concerns of the GLBTT community. Incorporated as a charitable organization in New York State, DFL has been granted 501(c)(3) tax exempt status as an organization that uses its funds for charitable purposes.


DIVING FOR LIFE: BENEFICIARIES

DIVING FOR LIFE, INC. A Foundation for LGBT Scuba Diving Charitable Giving
Cumulative Grantmaking from all Diving For Life LGBT Scuba Jamborees from 1993 to present

$1,168,880.00 USD

Cumulative Grantmaking by Club Affiliation
297,857 Village Dive Club, New York
214,555 Northern California Rainbow Divers, San Francisco
204,695 Lambda Divers, Washington, DC
100,622 Ruby Red Flippers, Portland Oregon
86,780 Oak Lawn Ski and Scuba Club, Dallas
35,760 San Diego Rainbow Scuba Club
34,820 Gay And Lesbian Underwater Group, London, UK
31,320 Bottom Dwellers, Seattle
30,146 SUBS Australia
29,517 Sea Squirts, North Carolina
28,980 Stonewall Divers, Dallas
26,683 Triangle Divers, Boston and New England
20,039 Barnacle Busters, Los Angeles
18,338 Toronto Rainbow Reef Rangers, Canada
3,469 Sunshine Athletic Association, South Florida
3,080 Rainbow Divers Club, Seattle
1,600 DFL Board Designated
620 None – in memory of Patrick Kelly
$1,168,880

 


PATRICK KELLY – FOUNDER OF DIVING FOR LIFE
A Tribute by April Gallo


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DIVING FOR LIFE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Kelly Thiemann – President
David Doom – Vice President, Club Liaison, Donations Team
Matt Kaine – Secretary
Cordell Brown –  Publicist
Anita Floyd
Steve Mancuso – 2018 Co-Organizer
Christine Simon – 2018 Co-Organizer

The DFL Jamboree is supported by gay and lesbian SCUBA clubs
throughout the world.