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    The curious lives of gray triggerfish

    The crew tied off the dive boat on the mooring ball at Pleasure Reef located off Islamorada in the Florida Keys.  I stepped off the dive boat into the water, spun around and the mate handed me my camera.  While slowly sinking to the bottom I went through my underwater camera...

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    Not quite mermaids, but manatees are treasured – and still protected

    The dive boat pulled up to the dock. A face appeared in the water, displayed its pink tongue, and then sang in a haunting beautiful voice: “Come away with me and we'll kiss - Come away with me and I'll never stop loving you - So all I ask is for you is to come away with me.”...

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    The Bahamas offers world-class shark diving

    The 12-foot great hammerhead shark wheeled around and speeded up while swimming directly at me as I kneeled in the sand. I looked through the viewfinder of my underwater camera focusing on the rapidly approaching shark. I thought of the movies where the leader says “hold your ...

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    Inside the complex world of technical diving

    Scuba enthusiasts dive for all manner of reasons. Some like the beauty and calming effect of seeing the amazing sea life; others like the opportunity to meet new friends from all over the planet; and many divers like the physical and psychological benefits of diving A group of adventurous...

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    Dive Team ready for anything

    On Oct. 17, 2013, two dive buddies planned a fun filled day of wreck diving on the 510-foot USS Spiegel Grove (LSD-32), which lies in 130 feet of water near Dixie Shoals off Key Largo. The day ended in tragedy with one of the buddies dead deep in the interior of the ship. The buddies, ...

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    Whale shark spends the day diving the Duane off Key Largo

    Instructors at Quiescence Diving Services in Key Largo aren't used to seeing fish bigger than their boats. But that's just what happened while taking a snorkel trip out to the sunken U.S. Coast Guard cutter Duane. Their boat is 25 feet long, but what was lurking just below the surface was even...

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    The sea changes after dark, and so do the rules

    The sun slipped into the ocean; the kaleidoscope of tropical sunset colors surrendered to the dark of night. I stood up; safety checked my dive gear, and walked a few steps from the dock of the Carib Inn, located on the Island Bonaire, to the edge of the water. It was calm and pleasantly ...

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    Perfect spots abound for those looking to snorkel off the Keys

    If are visiting  the Florida Keys, and you aren’t a diver or don’t feel like taking a one-day “resort” scuba course, you still have an excellent opportunity to see the colorful reefs and tropical fish by snorkeling in the warm waters of the Keys. The Keys ...

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    ‘Top Dog’ Spiegel Grove is not a beginners’ dive

    We were headed out for a “double dip,” two successive dives, on the purposely sunk wreck of the USS Spiegel Grove, which is considered the backbone of the artificial reef system in the Keys. It lies in 130-feet of water near Dixie Shoals off Key Largo. Dives depths range from 60...

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    No matter how it got to the bottom, The Eagle is a great dive

    “Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed!” So announced American Astronaut Neil Armstrong on July 20, 1969, when he and fellow Astronaut Buzz Aldrin were the first humans to land on the moon Six hours later, Armstrong stepped off the ladder of the lunar module saying...

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