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Local veterans to participate in V.E.T.S Project: Veterans Empowered Through Scuba

Posted at 4:46 PM, Oct 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-09 19:46:11-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif.  — Several local disabled veterans are taking a new approach to healing and transitioning into civilian life.

On Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lakeside Elementary School, a group of six disabled veterans are taking part in scuba training by Aqua-Nut Divers instructors as part of its charity project— Veterans Empowered through Scuba.

After a few classroom sessions and some pool and open water training dives, they will be certified as open water scuba divers and/or advanced divers.

“Having the opportunity to breathe and explore underwater is amazing. While diving you get to escape the stress of the rest of the world,” states Andy Selga, a disabled veteran in this year’s training.
Courtesy of Aqua-Nut Divers