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Girls only: Getting the hang of scuba at Sport Chalet

Shop offers fundamentals class especially for women enthusiasts.

August 21, 2013|By Sara Cardine
  • Maya Davies, 13 of Pasadena, left, and Nayelli Rojas, center, 13 of La Habra, come up after their first-ever scuba dive with instructor Lisa Jover, right, during a free, women-only introductory scuba lesson at Sport Chalet in La Canada Flintridge on Saturday, August 17, 2013.
Maya Davies, 13 of Pasadena, left, and Nayelli Rojas,… (Raul Roa / Staff…)

On Saturday afternoon, as customers inside La Cañada’s Sport Chalet shopped for shoes, attire and sporting goods, a small group of women were breathing underwater for the very first time.

They knelt at the bottom of the store’s instruction pool, communicating silently with hand signals as enormous bubbles clamored upward and burst into the hot summer air. After a few laps around the bottom, the three students and instructor rose to the surface.

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