Details

Deep Sea Valkyries is happy to announce that we have once again teamed up with Blackbeard's Cruises for our Valkyrie 2018 Voyage.  Veterans will be selected to participate on this once in a lifetime Voyage of healing for the Mind, Body, and Soul.  We will depart out of Nassau Bahamas and we will be exploring the Exuma Cays.  Each participant will spend one week aboard a 65' vessel in dormitory style cabins.  Berths are fully air conditioned to ensure a peaceful nights sleep following a full day of diving and exploring.


Applicants selected for our Valkyrie 2018 Voyage will be provided:

  • Air Travel from their home to Nassau, Bahamas and return to their point of origin

  • Airport transfers from Nassau to port of debarkation and return to Nassau Airport

  • Week aboard the vessel to include quarters, all meals, snacks, and drinks

  • Required equipment for a week of diving

  • Small group sessions and counseling services as requested

  • Morning and evening devotionals with our chaplain

  • Scuba Diving instruction prior to departure for those not certified

  • Additional details can be found on our FAQ page and Voyage application


Applicants should meet the following pre-requisites:

  • U.S. Armed Forces Veteran (Active, Guard, Reserve, Retired / Separated)
  • Able to move up and down a ladder with no assistance
  • Able to provide proof of service 
  • Able to provide copy of passport 60 days prior to departure
  • Able to provide a signed copy of leave form if on active duty
  • Able to travel for one week outside the country without undue financial burden
  • Resistant to motion sickness or able to take medication for motion sickness
  • Not dependent on any controlled or illegal substance / drug
  • ​Additional requirements can be found on our FAQ page and Voyage application

Application Process

The application and selection process is a multi-step system which we try to make as painless as possible.  As these trips are completely funded through private donations and corporate sponsorship, we strive to ensure those selected meet all criteria and are the best candidates.  The complete process can be found on our application and our Voyage FAQ page but a general snapshot is as follows:

  • ~ January 1st:       Application submission window opens
  • ~ January 31st:     Application submission window closes
  • ~ February 1-15:   Applications reviewed and board selection
  • ~ Late February:   Participants selected and notified
  • ~ March - April:     Documents and travel packets built; plane tickets issued
  • ​~ May - June:        Administrative details finalized; training reviewed


Throughout this process it is critical that applications are as complete as possible and additional documents, when requested, are sent in promptly.  Incomplete applications will be considered but tickets and confirmation will only be sent once all supporting documents are received and verified.

Deep Sea Valkyries

​​​​​MIND.BODY.SOUL.

Valkyrie Voyage 2018 Application

​*Application Window Opens 1JAN18*

Click on the link below to download our 2018 Voyage Application.  Please read through the packet before beginning.  If you have any questions, please send us an email with your questions and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Valkyries 2018

Destination:  Nassau Bahamas

​Date: 14JUL-20JUL

Length of Voyage: 1 Week