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Masternaut Blog

Being a part of SCUBAnauts International since my freshman year, I’ve had the opportunity to reach my fullest potential through the organization. I was able to achieve the highest rank in the program, becoming a Masternaut. I have over 100 dives, I am nitrox, advanced, and rescue scuba certified and I also have dedicated service […]

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First Dive Blog

This was the first dive of the season on the boat Moonshine. This was also my first saltwater dive because my checkout dives for getting certified were during a red tide and rough winds. The purpose of these dives was to do coral counts with something similar to a trundle wheel. We had to lay […]

Marine Quest Blog

On October 22, 2016, the SCUBAnauts went to MarineQuest, which is a festival held at USF. There the nauts talked to hundreds of people about the program. Most of the conversation revolved around what we have done to help coral reefs in Florida, the fish surveys we do in the Gulf of Mexico, the things […]

SCUBAnauts Advance!

At our SCUBAnauts International regional meeting today, we were lucky enough to add a new SCUBAnaut to the rank of Master Naut. Shaian B. presented her Masternaut project detailing the effect of plankton abundance on fish populations in an area. She studied samples of plankton from different seasons and different reefs, painstakingly counting the miniscule plankton […]

2nd Annual Tropical Shirts and Tiara’s Event

This past weekend SCUBAnauts held their 2nd Annual Tropical Shirts and Tiara’s Friendraiser event at the MOTE Marine Laboratory and Aquarium in Sarasota, FL. Over 100 SCUBAnauts, alumni, family and friends attended this years’ Friendraiser event held in the Aquarium’s outdoor courtyard. The guests of honor were Dr. Michael Crosby, President & CEO of Mote […]

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