Sponsor-a-Diver 2020 is a new initiative, designed to connect a select number of Stay-Focused donors (or donor teams) with our divers as they enjoy their Stay-Focused experience. Whenever possible, donors will be partnered with participants based on known history, common interests, or geographical proximity. Sponsorship for one diver, at the $5,000 level, covers all expenses for two, week-long trips to Cayman.

During the first program, divers achieve their Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) SCUBA Diver certification, which enables them to dive anywhere in the world, accompanied by a diving instructor.

Ruby (l) and Samantha – Stay-Focused divers

In the summer of 2022, divers CERTIFIED in 2021 will return to Cayman for their week-long reunion program to refresh their diving skills
and participate in team-building activities.


Best friends Ruby Elbert and Samantha McMinn had a great time during their reunion program in 2019.

Following the program, Ruby and Samantha traveled directly to their respective universities to start their freshman year … University of Illinois for Ruby and University of Arizona for Samantha … both Ruby and Samantha are members of their university’s wheelchair basketball team …

Your opportunity to join the Team

Each year we invite 12 donors (or donor teams) to sponsor our 12 first-time divers. Donors receive photos from their sponsored divers, along with thank-you notes, and a special gift from Stay-Focused in recognition of their generous support.


For more information about the program, please contact Ryan Chalmers, Director of Development: ryan@stay-focused.org

Ryan Chalmers and Stay-Focused mentor Emma Albert, Summer 2019