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Posted: Saturday, May 23, 2009 5:38 pm | Updated: 12:32 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

Too on One: ASU softball player tells of her experiences scuba diving.

Q: Why did you become a certified scuba diver?

A: I've always loved the ocean. I've always been fascinated by it. My mom wanted to get it so our whole family decided to do it. It was a three-hour class once a week, for six to eight weeks. There was a written test and then two pool dives with an instructor, where about 15 people went out to Saguaro Lake. We went to Rocky Point (for the official certification), but there was a storm so we had to finish it at Saguaro Lake.

Q: What was the Rocky Point dive like? Were you nervous?

A: It was definitely a little nerve-wracking. It's like, OK, here we go, and you go down 40 feet.

Q: Did you enjoy it?

A: Oh yeah, it was really fun. It's great being able to breathe underwater. Rocky Point is pretty safe, and there weren't sharks, but we were swimming with fish and jellyfish. I've always been drawn to the ocean. I won't jump out of a plane, but I like going under water.

Q: Have you been scuba diving anywhere else?

A: Not scuba diving, but I went snorkeling in Hawaii with sea turtles and I have snorkeled with a shark. I've also snorkeled in the Bahamas.

Q: Have you been diving recently?

A: Softball keeps me busy, so it's been awhile, but I'll have to get back in the pool and make sure I remember how my equipment works.

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