Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Veterans’ Foundation Awards Grant To Deptherapy


The Veterans’ Foundation has awarded the scuba diving rehabilitation charity Deptherapy a grant to allow Deptherapy to return to Roots, its base in the Egyptian Red Sea.

The £25,000/~US$34,000/~€29,980 grant will also fund RAID Open Water 20 courses and continuing education courses for scuba divers in 2022.

The grant is a significant boost to the funding of Deptherapy’s work – rehabilitating British Armed Forces veterans who have suffered life-changing mental and/or physical challenges through adaptive scuba diving programs and 24/7 support.

The Veterans’ Foundation has supported Deptherapy since 2017. During COVID-19 restrictions, when travel to Egypt was not possible, the foundation funded an Open Water course that was run at Eton College Pool and Wraysbury Dive Center. The course was the first of its kind for the charity in the UK.

(Featured Image credit: Stuart Green/Deptherapy)

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.