The mission of SCUBAnauts International is to educate teens in the marine sciences, enabling them to make a positive impact on the environment and empowering them to become tomorrow’s leaders.

Building Confidence Through Scuba Accident Lifesaving Management Course

After we completed classroom training, we jumped in the pool where we reviewed concepts learned in the SCUBA certification course such as clearing a mask, sharing air, and regulator recovery. We then proceeded to my favorite part of the course, which was scenarios. All the students took turns acting out the part of a “panicked diver” or “unconscious diver,” and the others applied the skills learned in classroom training to aid the diver and bring them safely to the “boat” or “shore.” 

New Naut Reflects on Diving First Aid Training

Twice a year, members of all six Florida chapters convene for Diving First Aid Training in St Petersburg, FL. Nauts and parents participate in Divers Alert Network’s Diving First Aid for Professional Divers course which covers CPR, neurological assessment, emergency…

Nauts with Florida Representative Jackie Toldeo

“Best Meeting Ever” at Tallahassee Ocean Day

Five nauts attend Tallahassee Ocean Day 2020 at the Florida State Capitol and reflect on their “best meeting ever” with Representative Jackie Toldeo.

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...

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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...

Fresh Look at an Amazing Trip

Fresh Look at an Amazing Trip

Start the Day Right! After a good night’s sleep, all the nauts woke up bright and early, bubbling with anticipation and excitement for the day ahead. Four dives were on the agenda, and everyone had prepared their gear the night before so that in the morning we could...

SCUBAnauts Expand Summer Science Efforts

SCUBAnauts Expand Summer Science Efforts

Mission-Driven Trips In keeping with our mission to build character and leadership, SCUBAnauts International offers a wide variety of experiences, both in and out of the water, throughout the year. As a Dive Safety Officer and Chapter Scientist for many years, my...

Sci-Diver Trains Teens as Scientists

Sci-Diver Trains Teens as Scientists

Safety First with Sci-Diver Training SCUBAnauts practice safety above all else. This weekend in April was no exception as the Nauts practiced safety skills at the Long Center in Clearwater for day one of...

Peace River Fossil Hunt, Can You Dig it ?

Peace River Fossil Hunt, Can You Dig it ?

From time to time, SCUBAnauts find adventure above--well, somewhat above--the water line. This time, we ventured to Arcadia State Park along the Peace River for some fossil hunting in central Florida. Fossil...

Florida Oceans Day 2019

Florida Oceans Day 2019

SCUBAnauts Meet with Tallahassee Legislators We at SCUBAnauts take ocean conservation very seriously and love to help the environment in any way we can. Florida Oceans Day 2019 was held on Tuesday, April 2nd in Tallahassee. Four nauts and three adult leaders drove up...

Dive Safety Rescued by Camaraderie

Dive Safety Rescued by Camaraderie

By Cordelia C.For many new nauts, the prospect of SLAM training may seem like a drag. It's hours of classwork and note taking and then more time in the pool completing boring exercises just so you can finally get to do the fun dives. However, SLAM is a bonding...