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A growing number of programs try to treat PTSD by getting veterans into nature, even deep under the sea. 

A diver explores one of the 12 statues that currently make up the Circle of Heroes underwater veterans memorial.
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Scuba divers took the first official plunge to explore the new Circle of Heroes memorial in the Gulf of Mexico on Monday. 

Although scuba diving might seem like a great adventure and snorkeling a stress-free, almost Zen-like activity, both still carry certain risks. In the last month, five people died in separate diving and snorkeling incidents in the Florida Keys. All but one were over the age of 55.