Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

Reefs resilient post-Irma

Reefs resilient post-Irma

Following Hurricane Irma, the biggest question some divers had was, “How’d the reefs do?” The answer: “The reefs were in better shape than we anticipated,” said Jack Fishman, Rainbow Reef Dive Center marine conservation coordinator. The dive center’s fleet fared well during Irma, and five days after, was back on the water. On Sept 16, […]

#Arts: Austrian man gives life again to Vandenberg

#Arts: Austrian man gives life again to Vandenberg

Creative mind, renowned Austrian advertising photographer and avid diver Andreas Franke breathes life into sunken ships such as the Vandenberg and Mohawk that have found second lives as artificial reefs in Florida waters. He was in Key West last week, as one of the featured presenters of Art! Key West! His exhibit was on display […]

#Events: Divers Carve Pumpkins Underwater in Keys Marine Sanctuary

#Events: Divers Carve Pumpkins Underwater in Keys Marine Sanctuary

KEY LARGO, Florida Keys – A crafty group of divers submerged 30 feet beneath the surface in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary to carve jolly jack-o-lanterns during the annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving contest Sunday about six miles off Key Largo. Underwater artists of all ages submerged with knives to pare fun-loving facial features, sea […]