Larry Zurligen is a scuba diving instructor in Salt Lake City, Utah. Here’s how scuba diving changed his life, as told to Thumbtack.
I’m a combat veteran — I was injured in Iraq. The GI bill took care of my scuba diving certifications, and it became my therapy. I was able to get off six medications. Even today when I have residual PTSD and anxiety, diving just releases that pain. I love to teach because I just love helping people. You could say it’s my mission to help other veterans, but I would recommend it to anyone.