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SCUBA DIVING AT THE ZOO!

This past winter I was given an opportunity to become scuba certified through a grant John Ball Zoo had received. I felt extremely lucky! For those of you who have gone through scuba certification, you understand how expensive it can be! Myself, and 2 other keepers worked with Moby's dive shop and passed our open water dive on a chilly November evening in 50 degree water! Little did we realize that was going to be the normal temperature we would be diving in!

SCUBA DIVING AT JOHN BALL ZOO

SCUBA Diving at John Ball Zoo

Most visitors may not think of this fun fact, but a major part of taking care of our aquarium actually occurs underwater!  I, and several other zookeepers, have gone through SCUBA certification and dive in several of our larger tanks to do cleaning, feeding and some general tank maintenance.