Join us for DFL's 30th annual LGBTQ SCUBA Diving Jamboree at Turkoise, Turks & Caicos, Oct. 21 - Oct. 28, 2023

It's been 30 years since the vision of one man created the worldwide Diving For Life family. Since 1992, Diving For Life has held 29 Scuba Diving Jamborees with hundreds of participants in 14 countries, and affected thousands of lives with over  $1.5 million US dollars given to charity. So join us!

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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

Patrick Kelly, Founder

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.