The future of the planet requires investment in our greatest asset: our youth. Those of us fortunate enough to have realized dreams, through hard work and the support of others, have a duty to maximize the potential of our young people. Youth Diving With A Purpose (YDWP) embraces this responsibility by challenging and empowering young divers (ages 16 to 23) as they mature into responsible, productive members of the world community. YDWP envisions a program which will educate, enlighten and stimulate young divers interested in maritime history, underwater archaeology, marine science ,ckimate change and scuba diving. Exposure will foster further interest and encourage career pursuits in these areas.
Ultimately, the training provided to these young people will pay dividends for generations.