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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 […]


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 […]

SCUBAnauts explore marine invertebrate specimens.

SCUBAnauts “Dive In” Behind the Scenes at The Smithsonian

In our recent trip to Washington, DC for Capital Hill Ocean Week (CHOW) , SCUBAnauts had a chance to go behind the scenes at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and meet first hand some of the curators and scientists who work there. Tim Coffer, the Museum Specialist for Invertebrate Zoology, showed us the […]

Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge

In the News; Wounded Vets Join Scientists from Mote to Plant Florida Keys Coral

On Tuesday, June 27, members of the Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge and SCUBAnauts International joined forces with scientists from Mote Marine Laboratory to plant 500 nursery grown corals near Looe Key. This event marks the sixth year of a unique coral restoration partnership that enables citizen science volunteers to participate in cutting-edge marine habitat restoration. […]

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