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Scuba training 'unique experience' for Aurora teens

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Pete Livorsi of Buffalo Grove, right, helps Neikos Fultz of Aurora begin to learn scuba diving Saturday in the East Aurora High School pool. Triple Threat Mentoring and S.T.A.R.S. International offered scuba lessons to about 15 urban teens who otherwise may never experience such an expensive hobby.

Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

Phil Seils of Buffalo Grove instructs Katia Carrilo of Aurora as she practices scuba diving hand signals Saturday in Aurora during a one-day scuba program offered by Triple Threat Mentoring and S.T.A.R.S. International, a scuba instruction nonprofit.

Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

Aurora teens involved with Triple Threat Mentoring take a scuba lesson Saturday in the East Aurora High School pool from volunteer instructors with S.T.A.R.S. International, a scuba instruction nonprofit.

Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

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A program that aims to change the lives of at-risk teens by teaching them scuba diving got its feet wet Saturday in Aurora. S.T.A.R.S. International, a Lake in the Hills-based nonprofit, gave lessons in the East Aurora High School pool to about 15 teens involved with Triple Threat Mentoring. "At first, when I went in, I wasn't used to breathing underwater," said Neikos Fultz, a 16-year-old East Aurora High School student.
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    • Pete Livorsi of Buffalo Grove, right, helps Neikos Fultz of Aurora begin to learn scuba diving Saturday in the East Aurora High School pool. Triple Threat Mentoring and S.T.A.R.S. International offered scuba lessons to about 15 urban teens who otherwise may never experience such an expensive hobby.
    • Phil Seils of Buffalo Grove instructs Katia Carrilo of Aurora as she practices scuba diving hand signals Saturday in Aurora during a one-day scuba program offered by Triple Threat Mentoring and S.T.A.R.S. International, a scuba instruction nonprofit.
    • Aurora teens involved with Triple Threat Mentoring take a scuba lesson Saturday in the East Aurora High School pool from volunteer instructors with S.T.A.R.S. International, a scuba instruction nonprofit.
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