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20 Fun Facts About the Dry Tortugas

20 Fun Facts About the Dry Tortugas

by John Russell
The Dry Tortugas barely register as a dot in the ocean some 67 miles from Key West, but they’re a popular trip from Key West. Here are 18 fun facts...
15 Things Only Partners of Scuba Divers Will Understand

15 Things Only Partners of Scuba Divers Will Understand

by John Russell
15 Things Only Partners of Scuba Divers Will Understand   Headless Horseman. Well not quite – but if you have ever been scared senseless by your pa...
15 Things You Shouldn't Do on a Liveaboard Dive Trip

15 Things You Shouldn't Do on a Liveaboard Dive Trip

by John Russell
Throwing a bunch of strangers together and confining them to a boat for seven days could spell disaster. Happily, for most their shared passion for...
20 Unexpected Changes After You Learn to Dive

20 Unexpected Changes After You Learn to Dive

by John Russell
Becoming a SCUBA diver is more than just taking a course, you go through a metamorphosis that tilts your entire world. The strange thing is that th...
Getting Nauti with the iconic Martini

Getting Nauti with the iconic Martini

by John Russell
    Nothing says sophisticated fun and good times like the iconic symbol of a martini glass and its associated contents - and I’m referring to the ...
Peeing in your wetsuit?  Wait...WHAT?

Peeing in your wetsuit? Wait...WHAT?

by John Russell
    I think we’ve been friends long enough now to have this conversation. In fact, it’s probably well overdue, and there are things that you need t...
25 things your SCUBA instructor didn't tell you (but probably wanted to...)

25 things your SCUBA instructor didn't tell you (but probably wanted to...)

by John Russell
    1) Everyone pees in their suit – everyone, eventually.   2) Yes, you have tan lines from your suit and your mask, and because you over tightene...
Getting Nauti's fun facts about Manta Rays

Getting Nauti's fun facts about Manta Rays

by John Russell
    Manta Rays…if you’ve been lucky enough to view these majestic creatures, you don’t need me to tell you about their grace or magnificence. If yo...
Butterfly Wings a Hurricane Brings...?

Butterfly Wings a Hurricane Brings...?

by John Russell
Dang, those butterflies over on the west coast of Africa sure have been busy of late…. Just consider Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria…not to mention a...
The Artistry and Sport of Surfing

The Artistry and Sport of Surfing

by John Russell
Getting Nauti with the Artistry and Sport of Surfing   Astute visitors to our Getting Nauti website have undoubtedly noticed that we’ve expanded ...
Getting Nauti & the amazing, mesmerizing octopus

Getting Nauti & the amazing, mesmerizing octopus

by John Russell
Have you ever noticed that alien or monster films seem to draw the inspiration for their weird and wonderful creations from below the ocean’s surfa...
A Pirate's Life For Me...?

A Pirate's Life For Me...?

by John Russell
Pirates and pirating have been romanticized for decades, and here at Getting Nauti, we celebrate this dastardly daring bunch of ne’er-do-wells with...