The old town
“We love LBTS because we consider it the shore diving capital of
The show, on the air since 2012, is based out of
Billy is a natural for the hosting job given that he’s been hooked on the underwater world since he was four years old and watching the legendary Jacques Cousteau’s show “Silent World.”
“As a kid growing up in
Mitch is a
Scuba Nation is filmed throughout
“Our goal is to make it fun, we want you to learn something and we want to educate you by accident. We want you to be entertained first and foremost but also take away important diving information from the show,” he said.
They also strive to inspire people those people who have always been interested in scuba diving to get certified. They consider their show the roadmap to certification given its accessibility. Their hope is that people come away with some knowledge become inspired and passionate water enthusiasts.
Coming back to LBTS to film is something they love, they’ve filmed in the town three times since they went on the air, doing a show here every year “because they’re a real important part of what we do. They are a huge pillar in the scuba diving community,” he said.
The town’s feel is also an attractive quality because “what’s great and unique about LBTS is it kind of retains that old
They’ve also attended the pier clean-ups and Relay for Life and even filmed a show at a recent pier clean-up.
And aside from being great for beginning divers because of its close proximity to the shoreline, the area’s waters are packed with marine life. The healthy eco-system and ledges are close to the beach and some of the best. They’re great for spotting turtles, snook, tarpon and nurse sharks.
“It’s really a vibrant, vibrant reef; it’s a couple of hundred yards off the beach. And halfway down the pier is when you hit the reef line,” Billy said.
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