During the TEKDiveUSA.2018 Gala Dinner there will be a charity auction and raffle held. Proceeds go in part to the TEKDiveUSA technical diving scholarship fund with a goal of inspiring and empowering the next generation of technical divers. The TEKDiveUSA Technical Diving Scholarship's mission is to cultivate the next generation of safe, experienced technical divers by providing a solid foundation of quality training, a fundamental understanding of technical equipment, a breadth of experience and the financial assistance to do so.
About the Scholarship
Founded in 2016, the TEKDiveUSA Technical Diving Scholarship will provide internships, mentorships and training and educational opportunities. The TEKDiveUSA is a proud supporter of cave research and scientific diving to help all divers better understand the underwater environment. The first of the 2016 scholarships was awarded to a young scientist working in cave research, Lauren Ballou from Texas A&M University at Galveston. A brief overview of her project can be found here. In addition students from 20 different universities were offered educational opportunities with TEKDiveUSA. The first of many opportunities for 2018 TEKDiveUSA scholars will include a GUE Fundies class.
Some of the incredible prizes for the TEKDiveUSA.2018 raffle include but are not limited to a KISS Sidewinder Rebreather, An Ursuit drysuit, A Ratio Computers iX3M [Pro] Tech+, A week of diving and accomodations at Buddy Dive Resort in Bonaire, X-Core Vest and New Xerotherm Set from Fourth Element, TL3500P Supreme plus combo pack from BigBlue Dive Lights, ScubaForce 1st and 2nd stage, 40" hose, 6" hp hose and ScubaForce SPG, along with a cold water stage rigging kit for an AL40 and diving equipment and other prizes donated by our TEKDiveUSA sponsors, exhibitors and supporters. Buy your tickets here on our registration page.