SUDS IN THE NEWS2020-03-09T22:07:10+00:00

The program is not all about diving, it’s like a catalyst. It can help them segue into other things, and greatly improve a veteran’s quality of life.

“I can do flips, I can do anything. I can go upside down, I can do handstands,” Morante says. “I feel like I am not handicapped… I feel completely, fully able-bodied.”


posted by  Ben Fogelberg May 3, 2018 Alumni Features  John Thompsn (B.S. '90) By Theresa May, Alumni Association communications intern Everyone has a niche. For some, their niche is apparent from a young [...]

How Scuba Diving & SUDS Help War Veterans

Article by: Darren Pace When a wounded warrior comes home from Iraq or Afghanistan, it can take a long time for him or her to heal physically and overcome the effects of post-traumatic stress [...]

Greetings from Gitmo

At about 3 a.m. on March 1, 2003, Pakistani intelligence agents rushed into a house at 18a Nisar Road in Rawalpindi, a city near Islamabad. Inside the residence, which belonged to an aging microbiologist, [...]

Today Show: Amputee Vets Regain Confidence Underwater

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18 AUG 12 Preston Kaplan SUDS diving among sand tiger sharks in North Carolina
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​Preston Kaplan, US Army veteran wounded in Iraq, dives among sand tiger sharks off North Carolina on August 18, 2012. Preston spent four years recovering from his injuries at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and dove with fellow wounded veterans as a part of the Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba (SUDS) program.
Dive was made through the Olympus Dive Center in Morehead City, NC.