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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...

Dive with Shipwreck Salvors in Key West

Dive with Shipwreck Salvors in Key West April 26, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
In the 1600s and 1700s, fleets of Spanish galleons sailed regularly past the Florida Keys carrying goods and treasures from the New World back to Spain. Many such galleons sank in Keys waters, and modern-day shipwreck salvage divers have sought their wreck sites in the region for decades. In March a...

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...

Tips and Trends for Divers

Tips and Trends for Divers January 13, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Fortunately for sport divers, it is rare to get bored with scuba diving. Not every dive is the same, nor are you certain to see the same fish or microcosms of marine life that live on a reef.  Yet some evolving trends suggest divers take diving to a higher level, complementing scuba diving with other...

Santa Dives into the Florida Keys

Santa Dives into the Florida Keys December 20, 2010 | Events, What's New | Read More
Photos by Bob Care/Florida Keys News Bureau A scuba diving Santa Claus submerged off Key Largo to deliver a bit of holiday cheer to inhabitants of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Santa Claus was played by Spencer Slate, owner of Key Largo’s Atlantis Dive Shop, who has been donning the jolly...

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...
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