Monthly Archives: April 2013

Monterey Herald: Helping vets feel healing waters

MBV’s Freedom Dive Platform¬†is featured in Bill Jones column today in the Monterey Herald.

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MBV Salmon Fishing Derby on KSBW News

ABC affiliate KSBW ran a news feature on MBV’s 2013 Salmon Fishing Derby.

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Freedom Dive Platform Nears Completion

Two years of dreams, designs, setbacks is finally becoming reality: As of today the first fully operational SCUBA platform for disabled divers comes to Monterey. The platform is 90% complete.

MBV freedom dive platform 1

Dive platform laying on its back

MBV freedom dive platform 2

Frame of the two dive chairs and dive wheelchair


The Freedom comes out of the water on 4/25. For the next three weeks we will need volunteer labor – skilled and unskilled to make the vessel ready to install this baby on week 3 and 4 of May.

This is great progress, but we’re not out of the woods yet. We still need your financial support to ensure that the refit goes on with out a hitch.¬†Contact Monterey Bay Veterans, 831 901-0217, or to see how you can help to make this a reality by June of this year.