MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – On October 27, the Veterans Benefits Foundation will hold a Disabled Veterans SCUBA Therapy program, the first of its kind on the east coast.
The program is being called "From Battles To Bubbles," and veterans with PTSD, traumatic brain injuries, and physical disabilities will be able to learn and be licensed in scuba diving, with their doctors permission. Certified diving instructors will be onsite to take the veterans through the process.
The program will launch at NU Horizons Dive and Travel, located at 515 US 501 in Myrtle Beach, at 11 a.m.
The first diver will be SSG Goble, a Purple Heart Recipient who sustained a traumatic brain injury during his third deployment to Iraq, and also suffers from severe PTSD. "The waters calming effects push away the stress that comes along with the day-to-day struggles of living with disabilities," said Ret. SSG Goble.