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Veterans dive in with the sharks at the North Carolina Aquarium

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MANTEO, Va. – Veterans got to mingle with the sharks at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island during a visit to the aquarium’s Graveyard of the Atlantic exhibit.

The dives took place in partnership with Project SOAR, a program out of Wilmington, North Carolina that coordinates adaptive recreational activities like SCUBA, kayaking and surfing for veterans living with service-connected injuries or illness.

On January 11, two groups got to explore the habitat, search for shark’s teeth, and interact with onlookers during the hour-long dives.

This is the second visit by Project SOAR, and the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island is looking forward to having the group return for more scuba adventures.

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