Oahu Adventures Foundation, Inc.

Mission Statement

We support activities that promote leadership training, adult education, and scuba diving for several audiences. We do this by raising money, creating and delivering programs, and funding other like-minded organizations.

First, we develop youth through leadership training, environmental awareness and action, and teaching employable skills through scuba diving instruction and participation. We do this in conjunction with other nonprofits such as Project Aware, Ocean Conservancy, the Boy Scouts of America, and others appropriate to our youth development goal. We provide opportunities for youth to participate fully in projects that develop leadership, environmental awareness, and employable skills.

Second, we continue to develop adjunct leadership training methods and materials to support the teaching of dive professionals to be leaders not just teachers.

Third, we support the special hard and soft cost needs associated with diving with a handicap. We do this through raising and distributing money to offset costs of equipment, instruction, diving, and dive travel that can be much higher than average. We also support the research, cataloging, and communicating of the best ways for handicapped divers to enjoy dive travel.

Fourth, we use our leadership training research and expertise to develop programming for the non-diving community such as our Five Star Leadership® methodology. We support leadership training such as the Philmont Training Center of the BSA. We prepare and provide Career Development Courses for the Community at MiraCosta College. We prepare Adult Education programs and material on current topics such as Medicare, Food Safety, Financial Planning, and Risk Management. And we provide opportunities for educational travel.

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How your donations help!

Scouterships to assist adult volunteers to attend national training for their position in Scouting.
Scubaships for youth interested in Scuba as a Career but don’t have the cash to get it done.
Ready Set Dive! training project for adaptive diving for handicapped divers and their support teams, especially our wounded war veterans.
Funding for Leadership Development for Non-Profits - leadership workshops to be available live in-person, live online, and recorded for on-demand use.
Replenish the Opportunity Fund that oafound.org uses when a great idea needs some funding such as our Friends of Camp McLoughlin projects.




 All Donations are Fully Tax Deductible as a contribution to our 501(c)(3) EIN 20-1577466  



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