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Tennessee Aquarium partners with DEMA for scuba diving event

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The Tennessee Aquarium is partnering with the Diving Equipment and Marketing Association to bring SCUBA diving classes to town.

On June 4th and 5th, members of the community will be able to take part in a free event that will teach the basics of SCUBA diving safety.

The "Go Dive Now Pool" event will be held at the Chattanooga Market.

Mark Craven, the Tennessee Aquarium's dive safety officer, has been working with DEMA to bring a 15,000 gallon mobile pool to Chattanooga.

“People will be able to try the sport of SCUBA diving and learn about the Aquarium’s volunteer dive program,” said Craven. “It’s a great way to experience the sport and gain a new perspective on our underwater world.”

Officials say the pool will be set up adjacent to the Chattanooga Market, next to First Tennessee Pavillion.

Kids ages 10 & up will be able to spend a little time under water, but kids 10 to 12 must be accompanied by an adult. The event is free as apart of "World Oceans Day".

“Participants will need to bring their own swim suit, and a towel, but all of the other equipment will be provided,” said Craven. “Changing rooms will be available on site.”

"Go Dive Now Pool" will be open between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on June 4th, and from noon until 4 p.m. on June 5th.

Interested divers can learn more at: http://www.tnaqua.org/volunteer-opportunities/volunteer-diver.

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