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Nauts Build Artificial Reef to Deploy in Gulf of Mexico

On September 24, 2017, SCUBAnauts partnered up with Hernando County to construct reef balls. Reef balls are man-made structures that are commonly used to build artificial reefs. We made four reef balls that varied in size. Even though they were different sizes, the process in which we created them remained the same. First, we filled […]

Mote Marine Hurricane Irma Fund Event

Fundraiser Car Wash for Mote Marine Laboratory Hurricane Irma Disaster Relief Funds

On Saturday November 11th, 2017 at 1915 Main St, Dunedin, FL 34698 (the Advanced Auto Parts store) the SCUBAnauts will be hosting a car wash to raise funds for the Mote Employee Disaster Relief Fund and the IC2R3 Hurricane Irma Fund. Hurricane Irma moved directly over Mote Marine Laboratory’s Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research […]

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Nauts Earn “Classified Dive Buddy” Certifications

On September 1st and 2nd, five SCUBAnauts participated in Classified Dive Buddy training. This means that they are now certified to dive with a classified dive buddy, or someone with a handicap. On Friday, the SCUBAnauts went to Rock Bottom Divers in Dunedin to do the classroom portion of the training. After that, the SCUBAnauts […]

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Nauts Build Dive Skills and Confidence with Rescue Training

On October 19th SCUBAnauts Noah, Blaine, Sarah, Emma, and John dove at Lake Denton with dive instructors Katie Shoultz and Jessie Cohen-Kiraly to earn their rescue diver certifications. The first part of the dive involved practicing basic skills: clearing a mask, retrieving regulator, buddy breathing, etc. All the trainees performed these tasks without fail thank […]

Summer Trip “Life Changing” for New Naut

My first SCUBAnauts trip to the Keys was life changing. I think it was the best experience for me, considering I am still a new diver.  Before the trip, most of my dives were for training.   Of course, my first day in the Keys, I didn’t know what I was doing on the boat with so […]

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