All Fins On LLC recently shared this inspiring video on Vimeo. The video features wounded U.S. Army veteran, Preston Kaplan, diving among a score of sand tiger sharks along with other members of the Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba (SUDS) program.
According to the video description, Kaplan spent four years recovering from his combat injuries prior to participating in the dive. The SUDS program helps the recovery and rehabilitation of wounded veterans through SCUBA diving activities.
The video was shot off of the coast of Morehead City, NC on August 18, 2012. The are known as the “Graveyard of the Atlantic” is well-known for its sand tiger sharks (Carcharias taurus), which congregate around some of the wrecks.
For more information about the program, check out the Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba (SUDS) website.