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.”
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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.