Veterans Use GI Bill to Become Scuba Instructors

Veterans Use GI Bill to Become Scuba Instructors

Some water sports lovers are choosing to become scuba divers after their military service ends, and they are using their GI Bill benefits to do it. In addition to this, they have the opportunity to choose their passion as their job instead of succumbing to societal pressures. 

It is common for veterans to use GI Bill benefits for colleges and classrooms. Still, Chris Lowe, a veteran and a scuba diving instructor, wants veterans to know other options available, such as teaching scuba.

Veterans also have a chance to live a happier life, find their true passion, and make a somewhat different choice from the conventional job market. Some veterans find it draining to sit in a classroom or a firm working a regular 9 to 5. 

Scuba diving instructor Chris Lowe claims the water helps him forget about all the world’s worries and just move on. Veterans eager to follow the same path are encouraged by him, and he teaches them how to do it.

For the 17-week program, Lowe said the GI Bill covers the cost of $12,500 in fees.
Joshua Margewich, a scuba student and a Marine veteran, said the experience is peaceful, quiet and gives you a chance to lead a relaxed life. 
In addition to being Lowe's career, diving has also helped him cope with post-traumatic stress disorder that he gained during his time in the military.
Veterans in the program have a variety of military experiences, and they are in the vocational program for various reasons. Sullivan, a Navy corpsman, described diving as relaxing and said it helps him unwind.
Sullivan said there is a significant difference between being in the water and being out of it. "It feels like a reset," he said.
It is an excellent attempt at rehabilitating veterans who are used to daily combat and provides them with much-needed PTSD solutions, as described earlier. The GI Bill has come a long way in helping aid veterans find and afford their passions in life.