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Capitol Hill Ocean Week

The SCUBAnauts took over Washington D.C. while visiting for Capitol Hill Ocean Week! The first night of the trip was spent conversing with Craig McLean of NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, as well as with Dr. Jane Lubcheno, the 1st Woman and 1st Diver Administrator of NOAA. The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (NMSF) […]

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Jellyfish Patch Reef, Belize

Today was our first day of “regular” diving, even though we’ve already been diving for 2 days. We planned a 90 foot dive for the morning, a 60 foot dive right after lunch, and a 30 foot dive right before dinner. To start off the day our 90 foot dive was along the edge of […]

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The Great Blue Hole, Belize

The first dive today was at a world famous dive spot – Blue Hole at Lighthouse Reef Atoll (seen in NASA satellite image to left). It’s an amazing geologic feature – a 400 foot deep hole in the lagoon of the atoll which averages about 40 feet deep. Diving the Blue Hole in Belize is […]

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Glover’s Reef Atoll, Belize

After all the traveling yesterday, plus the fact that Belize doesn’t use daylights saving time and sunset arrived at 6:45, most of us went to bed around 8:30 or 9. And with the sun rising at 5, the whole crew was awake and ready for the day by about 6 am. I know most of […]

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Tarpon Springs Chapter travels to Belize

Our travels to Belize were off to an early start. The connecting flight departed at 6:30 am, so the whole Belize crew needed to get to the airport at 5 am. A long night of packing and preparing, plus the excitement of the trip meant that most of us only got a few hours of […]

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