Last Saturday we participated in our first underwater cleanup effort – diving Deerfield’s Beach Pier to remove mono-filament line, hooks, lead sinkers and whatever other debris we found in order to protect aquatic life. Turtles, fish and other marine life can get hurt, or worse die, from entanglement in discarded fishing line. Continue reading Diving for marine life, a cleanup effort and a world record
We recently had some family visiting so we were out on the tourist track taking them around to see local sites and attractions. One that we’ve done in the past ourselves was the Jungle Queen riverboat adventure. Located just across the southern point of Fort Lauderdale beach on the Intracoastal side, this attraction has been operating since 1935 and Continue reading Exploring the backwaters on the Jungle Queen!
This 4-acre gem is nestled in Coral Gables, Florida only a few miles from Miami. Completed in 1924 this is a spectacular swimming pool built into what was at one time a rock quarry. Continue reading Soaking it all up at the Venetian pool!
We could not resist heading out to join the crowd on Ft Lauderdale beach to watch the air show this weekend. While some locals said that it ‘used to be much better’ with aircraft carriers, bombers, and lots more military craft breaking the sound barrier and getting closer to the crowds, as first time spectators, we Continue reading Fort Lauderdale Air Show May 5, 2017
Located just North of A1A off Sheridan Ave between Hollywood and Dania Beach, the Anne Kolb Nature Center is a 1,500 acre coastal mangrove wetland that is home to a large variety of plants, animals, reptiles and birds— including many endangered species. It makes for a great location for hiking, birdwatching, and kayaking in the mangroves. Continue reading Discovering the Anne Kolb Nature Center
Stoked on Salt founder Lisa Miceli-Capano grew up in Fort Lauderdale and according to her bio on her website was just disheartened with all the damage caused to the reefs and her ocean backyard over the years. Continue reading Meet Stoked On Salt (SOS)
We met an enthusiastic and dedicated individual at the Blue Wild Ocean Adventure Expo, Aubree Zenone, who was an excellent ambassador for the department as well as our oceans and reefs. She gave us all kinds of information very relevant to coral reef preservation and conservation. A topic that is close to our hearts. Continue reading Florida Department of Environmental Protection Coral Reef Conservation Program
We attended the Blue Wild Ocean Adventure Expo this Saturday. It’s a yearly event held at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale and focuses on all kinds of water related activities. Free diving and spear fishing were most prominent but the show had a host of exhibitors with the latest gadgets, lionfish hunting, some wonderful marine focused art and more. It was a great place to meet fellow ocean lovers. Continue reading The Blue Wild Ocean Adventure Expo 2017
Waters are gradually warming up here in South Florida, and the winds are finally calming down. This past Saturday Apr 1, 2017 we went out with Dixie Divers from Pompano to visit the United Caribbean Wreck.
The United Caribbean is a 147-foot cargo ship, which was sunk in August of 2000 as part of Florida’s artificial reef program. The wreck is at a depth of 70 ft, approximately ¾ of a mile off the coast and about a mile south of the Boca Raton inlet. The ship was built in 1969 and was later used to Continue reading Diving the United Caribbean off Pompano Beach
Is an Eel capable of recognizing and even befriending a human diver? Today we dove the creature feature with Captain Slate and we must say that our impression is a definite yes. Continue reading Diving Captain Slate’s Creature Feature