Undersea Warriors

Immersed in Peace and Purpose

Helotes, TX   |  www.underseawarriors.org

Mission

Healing Veterans suffering from service-related PTSD via adaptive (amputated/paralyzed limb or spinal cord injury), recreational and marine conservation diving. Undersea Warriors pays for the Veteran's and a Dive Buddy's Open Water Diver and Nitrox (Enriched Air) online course, rental gear and instructor fees in addition to providing the Veteran and their Dive Buddy an allowance to buy their personal gear (snorkel, mask, fins and boots).

Ruling year info

2020

Founder / President

Karl Whiteman

Main address

12790 FM 1560 N Suite 1074

Helotes, TX 78023 USA

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EIN

85-3428274

NTEE code info

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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PTSD Therapy

Healing Veterans suffering from service-related PTSD via adaptive (amputated/paralyzed limb or spinal cord injury), recreational and marine conservation diving. Undersea Warriors pays for the Veteran's and Dive Buddy's Open Water Diver and Nitrox (Enriched Air) online course, rental gear and instructor fees in addition to providing the Veteran and their Dive Buddy an allowance to buy their personal gear (snorkel, mask, fins and boots). The only time the Veteran or Dive Buddy will pay for anything is if their personal gear choices exceeds the personal gear allowance.

This PTSD treatment is backed by a research study completed by Johns Hopkins University and the Cody Unser First Step Foundation. In 2011, Dr. Adam Kaplin and Cody Unser completed a scuba research study on ten paralyzed Veterans suffering from PTSD by having them complete their Open Water Diver scuba course certification. Over the four-day course, the Veterans completed several dives and noticed an 80% reduction in their PTSD symptoms. Additionally, they reported an average 15 percent reduction in muscle spasticity, an average 10 percent increase in sensitivity to light touch and five percent increase to pinprick. In some individual the improvement in tone, sensation or motor function was between 20 and 30 percent. All of these results lasted from weeks to months.

Population(s) Served
Adults
People with other disabilities
People with physical disabilities
Military personnel
Veterans

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

San Antonio Chamber of Commerce 2022

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Undersea Warriors

Board of directors
as of 05/08/2022
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