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Safety First: SCUBAnauts Master Diving First Aid for Professional Divers

by Abigail S. On January 27th and 28th, SCUBAnauts International members participated in either the DAN training course or the challenge at the USF St. Pete campus. The DAN training course is a class that covers many topics, including CPR, oxygen training, AED training, hazardous marine life, and dive-related first aid. Professional divers and diving instructors […]

SCUBAnauts Scour Alexander Springs for Apple Snails – Score for Science!

by Vivian F., Chelsea D, and introducing new Naut, Zane S.! Alexander Springs is a spring system connected to the Florida Aquifer. Water from the aquifer finds its way through natural openings in the ground. This was the site of our dive on December 30th. Our dive was 74 degrees Fahrenheit. The only noticeable current was […]

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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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