Come join us for DFL’s 28th annual SCUBA diving jamboree at Captain Don’s Habitat, Bonaire, Sep 14th – 21st, 2019

More information coming soon.

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It’s been nearly 28 years since the vision of one man created the worldwide Diving For Life family. Since 1992, Diving For Life has held 27 SCUBA diving jamborees with hundreds of participants in 14 countries, and affected thousands of lives with close to $1.2 million US dollars given to charity. So join us!

DFL 2019 Bonaire trip information coming soon!

Who We Are

Diving For Life is a tax exempt, not for profit organization that sponsors The International Gay and Lesbian SCUBA Jamboree. All proceeds from the Jamboree are donated to charitable organizations that support the health concerns of the LGBTQ community.

Birth of a Movement

One who “lives to dive” can also “dive to live.” So proved Patrick Kelly when he gave birth to the First Annual Diving For Life Scuba Jamboree in 1992. A veteran diver in love with the sport and infected with the AIDS virus, Patrick’s dream was to unite all gay and lesbian divers while raising money to fight the virus which was slowly depriving him of life.