Articles Tagged ‘diving’

Know Before You Go: Marathon’s Best Diving

May 26, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
  Florida Keys‘ clear, warm waters attract almost 800,000 scuba and snorkel aficionados annually, and there is no better destination to learn how to get “up close and personal” with the undersea environment. The Keys’ combination of vivid coral reefs teeming with exotic sea creatures...

Divers Can Help Tame Lionfish in the Florida Keys

Divers Can Help Tame Lionfish in the Florida Keys May 19, 2011 | Food | Read More
Capturing lionfish is a way for divers who enjoy the Florida Keys reefs, and to help protect them and in a hands-on way. They also happen to taste great. Rapidly growing populations in Atlantic waters of the non-native Indo-Pacific red lionfish are out-competing native fish for food and territory...

Immerse Yourself in Diving History

Immerse Yourself in Diving History March 28, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Dedicated to collecting, preserving and displaying artifacts, antiques, and photographs relative to diving and its heritage, the Florida Keys History of Diving Museum is  a valuable educational resource through its annual free “Immerse Yourself” lecture series. A select group of qualified and trained...

No Hands Needed for Scuba Diving?

No Hands Needed for Scuba Diving? February 21, 2011 | What's New | Read More
The new Pegasus Thruster, the world’s first hands-free diver propulsion unit (or, underwater scooter) was recently tested and adapted for use in the waters of the Florida Keys — a fitting “first” for the island chain known as the dive capital of North America. Dean Vitale, an aerospace...

Voluntourism: Diving to Help Plant Corals

Voluntourism: Diving to Help Plant Corals August 11, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Increased efforts in volunteerism, also called “voluntourism,” contribute to the self-sufficiency and sustainability of tourist destinations, while making the world a better place. Marine scientists with Key Largo’s Coral Restoration Foundation (CRF) encourage such an adventurous attitude for...

“Become a Wreck Trekker” Dive Challenge Continues

“Become a Wreck Trekker” Dive Challenge Continues August 2, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Call us “tank heads” or bubble blowers, but for a full-metal tour of the Shipwreck Trail in the Keys, nothing’s better. Now, divers can get great STUFF just for diving wrecks. Cool. A “Wreck Trek Passport Program,”spotlighting the Florida Keys Shipwreck Trail, now awaits divers...

Underwater Music Festival July 10: Alice in ‘Waterland’

Underwater Music Festival July 10: Alice in ‘Waterland’ July 9, 2010 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Music underwater.   It gives a new ‘depth’ to the meaning of having bodacious speakers with a sweet sound. On Saturday, July 10, at Looe Key Reef, off the coast of the Lower Florida Keys, divers and snorkelers might encounter “Alice in Waterland,” the “Cheshire Catfish” and their...

That’s Amore! Dive into LOVE-ly Key Largo resort

That’s Amore!  Dive into LOVE-ly Key Largo resort March 19, 2010 | Hotels, Things to Do | Read More
Most people think I’m nuts for not diving as much as I used to, because my back yard is surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Though I do dive on occasion, it’s hard to hold a candle to Amy Slate’s passion for scuba diving. Recently she shared with me what it is about...