WHO WE ARE – LGBTQ SCUBA DIVERS

Since 1992, DFL books a dedicated resort for a life affirming week of LGBTQ 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, LGBTQ Scuba Divers from around the globe have helped to raise OVER $1.4 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 LGBTQ divers attending. All proceeds from the Jamboree are donated to charitable organizations that support the health concerns of the LGBTQ 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 LGBTQ Scuba Diving Charitable Giving
Cumulative Grantmaking from all Diving For Life LGBTQ Scuba Jamborees from 1993 to present

$1,433,881.00 USD

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

 


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


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DIVING FOR LIFE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

David Doom – President
Cordell Brown – Vice President, Club Liaison
Matt Kaine – Secretary, 2020 Co-Organizer
Tom Bond – Treasurer
Steve Mancuso
Christine Simon
Chad Anderson
Jim McVittie
Tracy Taggart – 2020 Co-Organizer

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