Our Salty Passports

is creating SCUBA, Career & Conservation opportunities in Dominica

6

patrons

$330

per month
Our Salty Passports (& SALT Dive) has been creating SCUBA, Career & Conservation opportunities in Dominica since our inception. We are creating the next generation of conservation minded divers and dive professionals at SALT located in Toucari Bay Dominica (not the Dominican Republic) 



In July 2018 we started a partnership with the Taylor Lynn Foundation, which brought about the formation of the Pay It Forward Program; which offers cost free admission to SALT's courses & experiences in exchange for approved community service, volunteering or projects with positive social value. Since it's launch The Pay it Forward Program has enabled us to offer certification courses & experiences to over 20 kids & teens. 

We created this expansion of the program to allow us to be more flexible with our eligibility criteria (changing the age window to 10-28) and allow participants to apply for more than one course & experience, which will also allow for career development in eligible candidates. We are hoping your monthly backing will create a robust community to support our participants and platform to share their hard work and success stories. 

How does it work? 
Candidates fill out an application giving us some information about themselves, and answering 4 main questions:
  • What does giving back mean to you?
  • Why is giving back important to you?
  • Please describe how you will 'pay it forward' (include an outline/timeline of your intended project, volunteer program, community service)
  • Who will benefit from your pay it forward project?
If eligible and accepted a CREDIT value is placed on the project they have applied with and the course(s) or programs they are applying to participate in. As the participant works on their project they earn CREDITS. Those CREDITS are then redeemed for the course / program they applied for. 

What is a CREDIT? 
Each CREDIT has a value of $80 backer dollars
Each Course has a CREDIT value corresponding to the value of the course or experience.
Each Project will be assigned a value during the application process. You can help assign a value by backing at least 1 credit per month.
CREDITS can be redeemed for anything at SALT Dive but the offer is exclusive to SALT currently. Below are some examples of experiences or items other than courses that participants can apply for and earn:
  • 'fun dives' (great for those interested in career development)
  • mask, snorkel & fin set
  • dive knife, marker buoy, reel & whistle
  • special event dives.

See the chart below for the menu our participants choose from. 



Are there hidden costs?
NO - the whole purpose of funding this way is that the funds go directly to the materials, training, certification costs etc so it is 100% cost-free for our participants. 

Check out the infographic below to see how your support tier will directly affect our participants over a year of giving. 



Tiers
MAKE A WAVE
$8 or more per month

 Backing the Pay it Forward program at this level entitles you to:


- our THANKS!

- access to our basic blog

- access to monthly student progress reports & updates 

STUDY BUDDY
$20 or more per month

 Backing the Pay it Forward program at this level entitles you to:


- our THANKS!

- access to our basic blog

- access to our BONUS blogs

- exclusive photo albums

- behind the scenes (project drafts)



TRASH GANG
$40 or more per month

 Backing the Pay it Forward program at this level entitles you to:


- our THANKS!


- a bag of marine debris / beach trash removed in your honor. you will receive photo of your 'trash bag' each month!


- all lower tier perks

DIVE BUDDY
$80 or more per month

 Backing the Pay it Forward program at this level entitles you to:


- our THANKS!


- exclusive monthly video update edited just for our patrons! will include a little of everything from the month including interviews with crew and or participants. 


- help assign a value to proposed projects 


- all lower tier perks

SEA STAR
$160 or more per month

 Backing the Pay it Forward program at this level entitles you to:


- our THANKS!


- monthly personalized THANK YOU photo 

- monthly email thread with Kayla - pick her brain about scuba, conservation, business, etc... (limited to 10 replies per month)


- all lower tier perks

SALT FISH
$240 or more per month

 Backing the Pay it Forward program at this level entitles you to:


- OUR SHOCK & GRATITUDE!!


1 time perk : We will paint a fish in your honor to decorate our shipping container dive shop.


-Monthly Live Stream exclusive to backers at this level or higher.


- all lower tier perks

GIVING TREE
$400 or more per month

 Backing the Pay it Forward program at this level entitles you to:


- OUR SHOCK & GRATITUDE!!


1 time perk : We will plant a palm or fruit tree in your honor and send you photo/video of the dedication. 


- Public Recognition: Your name / Business name or honorary person name on our website (unless you prefer to remain anonymous) this list of supporters is updated   monthly


- monthly surprise -. (could be some SALT swag, bonus video content, bonus live stream, exclusive 1 on 1 chat ...who knows!?!)


- all lower tier perks

Goals
$330 of $1,000 per month
When we reach $1000/month we will host a special live for ALL patrons to thank you for helping us reach this important milestone. We want to make sure that we are banking credits faster than our participants are earning them. The goal of this program is to always be able to match their good deeds, community service, and volunteer hours with credits to redeem for their next class or scuba experience, reaching this important goal means we are well on our way.
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Our Salty Passports (& SALT Dive) has been creating SCUBA, Career & Conservation opportunities in Dominica since our inception. We are creating the next generation of conservation minded divers and dive professionals at SALT located in Toucari Bay Dominica (not the Dominican Republic) 



In July 2018 we started a partnership with the Taylor Lynn Foundation, which brought about the formation of the Pay It Forward Program; which offers cost free admission to SALT's courses & experiences in exchange for approved community service, volunteering or projects with positive social value. Since it's launch The Pay it Forward Program has enabled us to offer certification courses & experiences to over 20 kids & teens. 

We created this expansion of the program to allow us to be more flexible with our eligibility criteria (changing the age window to 10-28) and allow participants to apply for more than one course & experience, which will also allow for career development in eligible candidates. We are hoping your monthly backing will create a robust community to support our participants and platform to share their hard work and success stories. 

How does it work? 
Candidates fill out an application giving us some information about themselves, and answering 4 main questions:
  • What does giving back mean to you?
  • Why is giving back important to you?
  • Please describe how you will 'pay it forward' (include an outline/timeline of your intended project, volunteer program, community service)
  • Who will benefit from your pay it forward project?
If eligible and accepted a CREDIT value is placed on the project they have applied with and the course(s) or programs they are applying to participate in. As the participant works on their project they earn CREDITS. Those CREDITS are then redeemed for the course / program they applied for. 

What is a CREDIT? 
Each CREDIT has a value of $80 backer dollars
Each Course has a CREDIT value corresponding to the value of the course or experience.
Each Project will be assigned a value during the application process. You can help assign a value by backing at least 1 credit per month.
CREDITS can be redeemed for anything at SALT Dive but the offer is exclusive to SALT currently. Below are some examples of experiences or items other than courses that participants can apply for and earn:
  • 'fun dives' (great for those interested in career development)
  • mask, snorkel & fin set
  • dive knife, marker buoy, reel & whistle
  • special event dives.

See the chart below for the menu our participants choose from. 



Are there hidden costs?
NO - the whole purpose of funding this way is that the funds go directly to the materials, training, certification costs etc so it is 100% cost-free for our participants. 

Check out the infographic below to see how your support tier will directly affect our participants over a year of giving. 



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Tiers
MAKE A WAVE
$8 or more per month

 Backing the Pay it Forward program at this level entitles you to:


- our THANKS!

- access to our basic blog

- access to monthly student progress reports & updates 

STUDY BUDDY
$20 or more per month

 Backing the Pay it Forward program at this level entitles you to:


- our THANKS!

- access to our basic blog

- access to our BONUS blogs

- exclusive photo albums

- behind the scenes (project drafts)



TRASH GANG
$40 or more per month

 Backing the Pay it Forward program at this level entitles you to:


- our THANKS!


- a bag of marine debris / beach trash removed in your honor. you will receive photo of your 'trash bag' each month!


- all lower tier perks

DIVE BUDDY
$80 or more per month

 Backing the Pay it Forward program at this level entitles you to:


- our THANKS!


- exclusive monthly video update edited just for our patrons! will include a little of everything from the month including interviews with crew and or participants. 


- help assign a value to proposed projects 


- all lower tier perks

SEA STAR
$160 or more per month

 Backing the Pay it Forward program at this level entitles you to:


- our THANKS!


- monthly personalized THANK YOU photo 

- monthly email thread with Kayla - pick her brain about scuba, conservation, business, etc... (limited to 10 replies per month)


- all lower tier perks

SALT FISH
$240 or more per month

 Backing the Pay it Forward program at this level entitles you to:


- OUR SHOCK & GRATITUDE!!


1 time perk : We will paint a fish in your honor to decorate our shipping container dive shop.


-Monthly Live Stream exclusive to backers at this level or higher.


- all lower tier perks

GIVING TREE
$400 or more per month

 Backing the Pay it Forward program at this level entitles you to:


- OUR SHOCK & GRATITUDE!!


1 time perk : We will plant a palm or fruit tree in your honor and send you photo/video of the dedication. 


- Public Recognition: Your name / Business name or honorary person name on our website (unless you prefer to remain anonymous) this list of supporters is updated   monthly


- monthly surprise -. (could be some SALT swag, bonus video content, bonus live stream, exclusive 1 on 1 chat ...who knows!?!)


- all lower tier perks