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5 Reasons to Start Scuba Diving 0

Posted on January 24, 2020 by Ronald Mccarthy

A trip to a tropical island can be an opportunity to discover the underwater world with scuba diving. We often find the same hesitations when diving: fear of breathing underwater, fear of depth, fear of panicking. However, once the first apprehensions are overcome, diving has many advantages!

Are you still hesitating? Here are some great reasons to go scuba diving.

Discover a whole new world

On average, water covers 80% of the Earth. Visiting only dry places is limited to 20% of the landscapes! Underwater, you will find sandy bottoms, rocks, coral reefs but also canyons, peaks and caves. The flora consists of the simplest green algae with the most colorful soft corals, passing through a whole range of shapes and colors.

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    • Rusty Staub: A Man For All Ages
      April 8, 2024 | 1:26 pm
      Rusty Staub

      The Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Month is a former major league baseball player who came into the game as a teenager and stayed until he was in his 40s. In between, Rusty Staub put up a solid career that was primarily spent on expansion or rebuilding teams.

      Originally signed by the Colt .45s at age 17, he made his major league debut as a 19-year old rookie and became only the second player in the modern era to play in more than 150 games as a teenager.

      Though he hit only .224 splitting time between first base and rightfield, Staub did start building a foundation that would turn him into an All-Star by 1967 when he finished fifth in the league with a .333 batting average.

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