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November Trip Successful Despite Weather

Despite challenging weather conditions, six nauts completed six dives each and built lasting friendships during a November trip to Summerland Key to participate in coral restoration activities and honor their friend Zack Morris, who passed in May 2019.

Underwater Photogrammetry Scheduled for SCUBAnauts

SCUBAnauts Tech Opportunity SCUBAnauts International and Protean Industries are teaming up to offer a-4 day course in underwater photogrammetry, laser use, and 3D modeling, just for members! Participants will learn deployment techniques and operation procedures in...

Coral Restoration in North Carolina

Coral Restoration: Not the Same All Over Coral restoration in the Carolinas has not taken off quite as rapidly as the mainstream coral restoration movement in Florida and the Bahamas. This could be based on...

Moody Gardens Aquarium

Behind (and Under) the Scenes Moody Gardens is an amazing aquarium in Galveston, Texas. SCUBAnauts International was given the opportunity to have a behind-the-scenes tour in their facility, and along the way was immersed in a whole different world of diving. Diving...

Neutral Buoyancy Lab: The Stuff Astronauts are Made Of

Neutral Buoyancy Lab Backstage Pass On August 8th, while in Texas for the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary dive trip, SCUBAnauts International experienced a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit...

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Night Dive in North Carolina

North Carolina Night (Morning?) Dive Tired. That’s what we were when we climbed into the van to head to Radio Island Rock Jetty in Beaufort, North Carolina at 12:20 a.m. This might sound like a crazy plan, but Mother Nature made this choice for us. Beaufort North...

Honduras–Day Five

Honduras–Day Five

Preparing to Collect and Replant Staghorn Coral This morning was our final day of diving. Before setting off, we were treated to a delicious breakfast of eggs, pancakes, bacon, and pineapple.  Then we...

Honduras — Day (and Night!) Four

Honduras — Day (and Night!) Four

Another Breakfast in Paradise On the fourth day of the trip to Honduras, it truly became ironic how the name of the islands directly opposed the paradise they actually where. I woke up to rolling waves and a...

Honduras-Day Three

Honduras-Day Three

Balancing Ten Things On Cayos Cochinos we wake up in the morning to the chirping of birds, lapping of waves, and tanks clanging in preparation for the morning dives. This morning we continued our research dives at Steering Wheel key. The fish surveying team comprised...

Honduras-Day Two

Honduras-Day Two

Train of Thought Interrupted At 6:30 I woke up; silently I listened to tropical birds and stared at the mosquito net that was spread above my bed, wondering why I, of all the people in the world, got to be in this magnificent place. Eventually, my roommates’ nagging...

Honduras-Day One

Honduras-Day One

Honduras: Not a Quick Stop Our trip to Cayos Cochinos, Honduras, began early in the morning with a 4-hour drive to the Miami airport. We had two groups meeting there, one coming from Tampa, the other from Key...

Nav Challenge: Setting Goals

Nav Challenge: Setting Goals

  Annual Navigation Challenge In our annual navigation challenge, we are geared up to dive and paired with a member of Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge. Once buddy teams are established and we practice some navigation on land, we practice again in the pool. After...

Night Dive: The Big Black Sea

The Spooks Come Out at Night Dives I was excited to experience everything planned on the SCUBAnauts' summer trip to the Florida Keys with the exception of the night dive. Every night the biggest vertical migration takes place and I wasn't sure I wanted to be in the...