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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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      Rocky Colavito

      The Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Month was just the fifth player in Major League Baseball history to have 11 straight seasons with 20 or more home runs, yet could not sustain that greatness long enough to earn a spot in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

      In some sense, the legend of Rocco “Rocky” Colavito Jr. began long before he ever started pounding home runs at the major league level.

      Born and raised as a New York Yankees fan in The Bronx, Colavito was playing semipro baseball before he was a teenager and dropped out of high school at 16 after his sophomore year to pursue a professional career. The major league rule at the time said a player could not sign with a pro team until his high school class graduated, but after sitting out for one year, Colavito was allowed to sign at age 17.

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