I continue to scuba dive as a PADI-certified Rescue Diver. My primary motivation is the opportunity to study the behaviors of marine life and I enjoy the social environment, the people with whom I dive. We get involved in various projects (artificial reefs, fish counts, environmental impact studies, etc.) and volunteer as "marine husbandry divers" at aquariums. I've enjoyed getting involved in underwater photography at an entry level, so I'm enjoying learning what I can with equipment I can afford. Diving has been a rewarding activity that allows me to give something back. I'm happy to share scuba diving with my son, who certified when he was 14 years old and is now on active duty (U.S. Navy).