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How Scuba Diving Strengthened My Veganism

Learning to see fish as individuals

An illustration resembling a papercutting of a scuba diver and a fish, bubbles coming out of each of their mouths.
Me and the Barjack. Illustration: Nathan Allen

Running out of air

I started training for SCUBA certification last year, in a pool. The first few skills you learn, like treading water, evacuating your mask of water, and taking your suit on and off, are easy tricks to teach in a pool. But to become certified, you have to pass some skill sets in…

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Nathan Allen

Nathan Allen

writer. illustrator. manic collector of pens and notebooks. bug guy from North Carolina. see my work at www.nthnljms.com