Dog on scuba [Certified]
Last updated: October 23, 2017 at 3:53 am
Mutley, a dog trained by Gene Alba of California, was the first dog ever certified by a training agency (NAUI K9-0001). Mutley is the subject of Mutley Goes Diving, a book on his scuba diving adventures. Mutley’s custom diving equipment reportedly cost approximately $40,000 USD. Mutley’s feline companion, Hawkeye, later became the first scuba diving cat. Mutley had originally discovered Hawkeye caught in some chicken wire which led to his rescue by Gene Alba, and his addition to the diving family.
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