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New Naut Reflects on SLAM Training

I joined Scubanauts International (SNI) in January of 2018. I was a relatively inexperienced diver but had a passion for marine sciences and diving. SNI has allowed me to pursue a safe and engaging diving experience as well as empowering me to become a more proficient level diver. SNI is full of wonderful and engaging […]

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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 […]

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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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