Just got off the phone with Jan at Discover Diving & Paintball, a Newark business offering those pastimes. (Both sports require compressed air. Thus the pairing.) She mentioned that some of the resident scuba divers and their students are playing an experimental game of underwater poker Saturday, Feb. 21.

They've got waterproof cards, she said. The buy-in is 50 cents -- literally, 50 pennies.

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Don't forget to check out Alive's Adventure Travel issue this Thursday. I'll have a full write-up on my experience scuba diving. Gonna be sweeeet....