emerald coast scuba

Senior Airman Rachel Yates / 24th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs

A group of Special Tactics operators helped clean the Destin Marina while getting a bit of training last week.

And the result was nearly two tons of garbage hauled out of the Destin habor.

The dive is a regular community service project the Special Tactics Team started about three years ago, said Michael Gray, unit diving officer.

“Boaters were getting tangled (in the debris) and since we train to work in bad conditions, we thought ‘why don’t we help clean it?’” he added.