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2019 Presidential Dive Trip

by Jorge Mahauad | Jul 19, 2019
It's a wrap! the 2019 presidential dive challenge was a success. Thanks to the donors supporting us through multiple charitable contributions. You are helping change at-risk lives one bubble at the time!

Dive Trip 2019 Manatee Clay

The annual AMIkids Presidential Dive introduces youth to the underwater world and allows students who have earned the opportunity to participate a chance to explore different animals, habitats.

Dive Trip 2019 Manatee Clay

Every year more than 50 youth and 40 staff spend three days becoming more familiar with the Key Largo region and the pristine waters that are home to species of all shapes and sizes along with exotic plant life. Students were able to apply everything they learn in the classroom over months of preparation and good behavior and begin to truly understand how the deep blue environment functions. 

The presidential dive trip also provides time for youth and staff from multiple programs a chance to interact with one another developing lifelong friendships. Through these newly formed friendships, students and staff were able to assist one another in different diving exercises and begin to understand that nothing could stop them as long as they applied themselves and encouraged one another to reach their full potential. 

The trip closes with an awards ceremony and dinner for the youth presenting them with their diving certifications and complimenting them on their hard work throughout the week.