Mike Gerken has had the honor and pleasure to meet and dive with many veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan who were severely wounded while serving there country. In this gallery, you will find images and video of only a few of the men who visited Olympus Dive Center as part of the non-for profit organization, Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba (SUDS) founded by professional diver trainer, John Thompson. SUDS is designed to help improve the lives of injured service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. By training the warriors in a challenging and rewarding activity it can help facilitate the rehabilitation process and promote mobility. Offering this venue provides the service member with a sport they can enjoy during their rehabilitation and throughout their life. Stay tuned for more SUDS photos and video in the future.


To find out how to donate to a great cause visit www.sudsdiving.org.