Applicants must complete all questions of the application in order to be considered for a Discovering Scuba Grant, including providing contact information. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please be sure to sign and date your application before mailing.

Grant recipients must meet the following criteria to be considered:

  1. 26 years old & under
  2. Must have a spinal cord injury or be blind


If chosen by the Approval Committee for the Joe Jackson Foundation, you will be rewarded with an SDI certification and scuba equipment through Saguaro Scuba which consists of the following:

SDI Certification:

  • E-learning course ($69)
  • Pool training ($60)
  • Lake training ($189)


  • Booties ($30 limit)
  • Mask ($100 limit)
  • Foot or hand ($80 limit)
  • $100 certificate to put towards purchase of wet suit from Saguaro Scuba

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Due to the volume of grant applications, we respectfully request no phone calls or emails inquiring about the status of applications. Grant recipients will be notified by phone or mail upon approval. If you have any questions about the application, please email

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