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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...

Art Thrives in Islamorada

Art Thrives in Islamorada May 22, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Fine arts, music and culinary nuances of the Purple Isles are growing evermore popular as a burgeoning arts and cultural district in Islamorada showcases its eclectic galleries rich with affordable, original artwork as well as offering monthly, evening walkabouts for residents and visitors to take in...

Know Before You Go: Hurricanes

Know Before You Go: Hurricanes May 19, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Frequently Asked Questions June 1 is the start of the 2011 hurricane season. What does that mean if you are traveling to the Florida Keys?  Here are some helpful, frequently asked questions to offset any worries as you plan for travel to the Keys between June 1 and Nov. 30, the end of the season. Example...

Independence Day Celebrations

Independence Day Celebrations May 19, 2011 | Events | Read More
Beach-goers and boating enthusiasts can flock to the sparkling waters surrounding the Florida Keys during the annual Independence Day celebrations along the 110-mile chain of islands. Throughout the Keys, beachside fun for families coincides with spectacular fireworks shows, and here are some of my favorite...

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...

Take a Wreck Trek Dive Challenge

Take a Wreck Trek Dive Challenge April 26, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
For divers visiting the Florida Keys, the Wreck Trek Dive Passport Program spotlights the Florida Keys Shipwreck Trail, and continues through Jan. 1, 2012. Certified divers can explore the destination’s most appealing feature — a string of sunken vessels and artificial reefs — and be awarded...

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...

Underwater Easter Bunny in Key Largo

Underwater Easter Bunny in Key Largo April 22, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
As part of an annual fundraiser for Kids In Special Situations, which provides gifts and holiday cheer to needy children, divers and snorkelers visiting the Florida Keys can plunge into an underwater game of hide and seek during the 11th annual Underwater Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday, April 24, in...

Key Largo is Conch-a-Licious

Key Largo is Conch-a-Licious April 12, 2011 | Events | Read More
The Upper Florida Keys are to showcase their “conch” spirit during the third annual Key Largo Conch Republic Days set for Wednesday, April 27, through Sunday, May 1. Kicking off the celebration overflowing with frivolity, fun and feasting is a planned raising of the flag — symbolizing Key...

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...
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