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New ScubaNation television program premieres this weekend

(DiverWire) ScubaNation, a new 30-minute television program devoted to scuba diving and the aquatic lifestyle, premieres this Sunday, April 15, 2012, at 5:30 pm, EST.

The show will air on the SunSports regional sports network in Southeastern United States. In addition, the program will also air via the internet at

Adding to SunSports’ outdoor block, the fast paced and high energy show will wet the appetite of scuba and watersports fans alike with unique footage of some of Florida’s best dive spots.

ScubaNation is the brainchild of 16-year South Florida resident, Billy Catoggio, a native of Malden, MA, whose passion since childhood has been the ocean, marine life, and scuba diving. Catoggio’s love of the ocean led him to Tallahassee, Florida, where he studied Marine Biology at Florida State University (FSU). Upon graduating he moved to Miami, Florida, where he took his diving experiences to a new level and worked a brief stint at the Miami Seaquarium, where he trained dolphins and sea lions.
Catoggio co-hosts ScubaNation with business partner Mike “Mitch” Horne, an Army Veteran and accomplished technology and graphic design professional (also an FSU engineering graduate) who met Catoggio in 2007. He launched head first in the sport as a newbie and now, together with Catoggio, is exploring the “Nation” underwater and creating exciting programming which will wet the screens of thousands of Florida TV viewers. “Mitch took the reins and drove this thing to a whole new level. I’ve never seen anybody dive right in like this guy. Now, he’s the brainchild of most of the creative juices that flows into our show,” said Catoggio.

Season one of ScubaNation is dedicated to Florida, a state that has so much to offer divers. Showcased will be the diversity of destinations and animal life that is within the grasp of every diver.  ScubaNation viewers can expect to experience unique HD footage of Florida wrecks, reefs, wild life, scuba equipment, hot spots, Florida attractions, and all things scuba over 26 weeks.

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