Diving for marine life, a cleanup effort and a world record

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

Exploring the backwaters on the Jungle Queen!

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!

Discovering the Anne Kolb Nature Center

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

Florida Department of Environmental Protection Coral Reef Conservation Program 

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 

The Blue Wild Ocean Adventure Expo 2017

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

Diving the United Caribbean off Pompano Beach

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