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Diving with a Purpose (DWP) is a community-focused nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation and protection of submerged heritage resources by providing education, training, certification and field experience to adults and youth in the fields of maritime archaeology and ocean conservation. A special focus of DWP is the protection, documentation, and interpretation of African slave trade shipwrecks and the maritime history and culture of African-Americans who formed a core


Diving with a Purpose (DWP) is a leading international organization that provides education and training programs, mission leadership, and project support services for submerged heritage preservation and conservation projects worldwide with a focus on the African Diaspora.

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Mr Jerald Jones

 Nashville ,USA


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Restoring Our Oceans, Preserving Our Heritage

Brenda Lanzendorf

Sometimes we forget how things happen or we just don’t know. I heard a recent quote saying “What gets remembered is a function of who is in the room, and who is doing the remembering." and sometimes the real story doesn’t get told. 13 years ago I met a young woman who is responsible for this 13-year journey that I have been on. It was her vision and her willingness to start something new and engage lay people who new very little about archeology. Her name is Brenda Lanzendorf who was the Biscayne Park Archeologist and for next 5 years we formed a bond and with the help of Erik Denson,Rod Singleton and Erly Thornton Diving With A Purpose was born ,her legacy will live on and I will continue to tell her story.

Diving with a Purpose is a 501(3) non profit organization. Your contribution  is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. No goods or service were provided in exchange in for your generous  financial donation.

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1309 Jackson St.

Nashville TN. 37208

Phone: 615.730.4906

email: anything@divingwithapurpose.org

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