U.S. war veterans will be retrained as eco-warriors in the Cayman Islands in a new nonprofit venture.
Dive resort Sunset House has teamed up with veterans in the U.S. to form Force Blue, which will train former special operations veterans to work on coral reef conservation projects around the world, starting in Cayman.
The organization’s goal is to introduce its first training class of six veterans at Sunset House early next year.
They will be trained in coral restoration by marine science experts and will help tend the resort’s new coral nursery. Other Cayman dive operators and the Central Caribbean Marine Institute in Little Cayman will also be involved.
Keith Sahm, general manager of Sunset House and co-founder of the new nonprofit, said, “It’s a win-win for everyone. Not only will Force Blue train these highly skilled men and women how to help restore damaged reefs, but it will also teach them to be spokespeople for ocean conservation worldwide.”
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