Vision & Mission

Disabled Veterans Restoration thru Recreation Scuba

Disabled Veterans Restoration thru Recreational Scuba Twin Cities Minnesota USAVision Statement

Disable Veterans Restoration thru Recreation Scuba (DVRTRS) commits to the following:

DVRTRS vision is to provide innovative, practical and top-quality service that is what we believe is to be second to none for therapy. guaranteed to put a smile on your face. We believe our first responsibility is to the customer who uses our services. Our strong dedication to this therapeutic process along with our compassion for the ones fighting the fight, will enable us to excel. In carrying out our day-to-day business we strive to:

  1. Treat our Dive-Buddies with the same respect that our heroes receive.
  2. Follow the philosophy that our customers and their safety is a number one priority always.
  3. We will be considered the best as equals in our community and our organization will be known for its aquatic therapy/diving program. come to the organization for fun and smiles.
  4. Through a long-term commitment to this vision, we will be known as a company that recognizes and treats our “Heroes” with respect. Our customers, vendors and donors will see DVRTR as offering the reward of compassion and therapy.


Left:  Mike Kahler certified dive buddy and prosthetics specialist at Minneapolis VA medical center.   Middle:  Quadriplegic Todd Kemery Disabled Marine Veteran.   Right: Divemaster Tony Seburg  and also certified dive buddy.

 

How we go about our business?

We recruit the veterans that fit into the disability area that have been set forth by the Organization, Which are Spinal cord injury and disease, Amputee, Blind, Deaf and those that suffer from PTS (Post Traumatic Stress), TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) and COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder).

Why we go about our business?

We are doing this to improve the quality of life for our veterans in addition to trying to get them off of the opioids and lower the suicide rate amongst our nation’s heroes.

Who we serve?

We serve Disabled Veterans with Spinal cord injury and disease, Amputee, Blind, Deaf and those that suffer from PTS (Post Traumatic Stress), TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) and COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder).

What is our business and where do we serve the community?

Our main focus of this business is to improve the quality of life for our Disabled Veterans that have put everything on the line once and now we need to take care of them. We serve the veterans anywhere there is an area of water big enough and deep enough to train in. We mainly like to work in the Twin Cities but we will go where ever we are needed to improve the quality of life for our veterans.

 

Dvrtrscuba Program Objectives

  1. Provide Scuba Therapy opportunities to our disable veterans that fit our specific programmatic guide lines.

  2. Form relationships with our veterans so they can have the comradery similar to what they may have experienced while in the service.

  3. Establish a sustainable adaptive scuba therapy program in Minnesota and beyond. (as Buzz Light Year would say)

  4. Provide financial support for certification to the veteran along with financial support for the training and certification to Dive Buddies and HSA instructors.

  5. Provide non-profit backing to support and facilitate the activities of DVRTRScuba (Disabled Veterans Restoration thru Recreation Scuba).