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Shark Con to 'plunge' into the Florida State Fairgrounds this weekend

The Go Dive Now Pool travels the country to give people an opportunity to try scuba diving for free!
Credit: Shark Con

TAMPA, Fla. — Ever wanted to try out scuba diving but weren't too sure or didn't want to spend the money to do it?

Shark Con might just be the event to help!

The Go Dive Now Pool travels the country, giving people the opportunity to try out scuba diving for free, and it will be at the Florida State Fairgrounds this weekend! 

The event is produced by the Diving Equipment & Marketing Association and gives the opportunity for attendees to try scuba diving with a certified dive leader in the "warm, safe confines of a four-foot deep swimming pool," according to the organization.

The 30-foot, 15,000-gallon pool event will come with all the latest scuba gear to try, including regulators, tanks, wetsuits, masks, fins, etc. 

Professional instructors along with the dive leaders from local professional dive centers will also be close by as people attempt the dive. 

Those over the age of 10 are welcome to take the plunge at no additional cost, the organization adds. Children between the age of 10 and 11 must have an accompanying adult diving with them, and children 12 and older can get in by themselves as long as an adult is present near the pool.

The Shark Con pool dive will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. 

The address for the event is the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. Hwy. 301 N., Tampa, FL 33610.  

For more information on finding a local professional dive center near you, click here

Shark Con will also have free activities, speakers from National Geographic and Animal Planet and hundreds of vendors selling shark and ocean-related merchandise. The event said it's dedicated to raising awareness about shark and ocean conservation.

Find more information about Shark Con tickets and activities here.

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