November 21, 2018

Disabled teens plunge into Denver aquarium, earn scuba certification

The tank was swirling with sharks, eels and barracuda. Brittney Martin and Jonathan Wallace could not wait to dive in.

“I’ve visited a bunch of aquariums, and I never imagined that I would ever be on the other side of the glass,” Martin said. “I never imagined that someone in a wheelchair could do so much. It’s great. We really do not have any limitations.”

Five years ago, neither Martin, 18, nor Wallace, 19, imagined they would travel to Denver to scuba dive with sharks. On Saturday, the two