STATE GRANT WILL PAY COMMERCIAL FISHERMEN TO CLEAR THE SHORELINE

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Monroe County is putting out a $1.43 million bid for a management operation to clear nearshore debris between Marathon and Sugarloaf Key. The cleanup is funded by...

30 is the new 20: Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary turns 30

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“Bodies in the sand, tropical drink melting in your hand, We’ll be falling in love to the rhythm of a steel drum band, Down in Kokomo.” Released in...

Cheers to 30 Years: Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Turned the Big 3-0

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“Bodies in the sand, tropical drink melting in your hand, We’ll be falling in love to the rhythm of a steel drum band, Down in Kokomo.” Released in 1988, this...

TAVERNIER DIVER SPENCER SLATE’S UNDERWATER WORLD

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By JOHN CHRISTOPHER FINE A young Spencer Slate was drawn to water sports. “I watched Mike Nelson on television...

Co-founder of I.CARE to speak at upcoming lecture

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Tune into the History of Diving Museum’s Immerse Yourself presentation on Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. to learn about a new non-profit organization working to restore the...

MEET THE DIVER WHO CHANGES THE U.S. FLAGS ON THE SPIEGEL GROVE AND THE...

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When longtime diver Lew Bellows moved to Port Largo nine years ago, he began diving the Keys working for Ocean Divers (now Rainbow Reef Dive...

KEY DIVES, SEA BASE COLLABORATE FOR CONSERVATION

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Islamorada dive shop Key Dives hit the water earlier this month for a cleanup dive, this time with a huge helping hand. The Florida National...

WHERE MUSIC, DIVING AND LOVE COLLIDED IN AN UNDERWATER PROPOSAL

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“When you know, you just know.” That’s what they say about good music, a great day on the water, and, of course,...

I.CARE CLEANUP SHOWCASES HOW EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED TO OUR OCEANS

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In September, Islamorada Conservation and Restoration Education (I.CARE) hosted a clean-up at Cheeca Lodge in Islamorada in honor of National CleanUp Day. The event showcased how the...

RESCUED SEA TURTLE WITH POLLUTION-LINKED TUMORS EUTHANIZED

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Despite heroic efforts by local dive shops and nonprofits dedicated to sea turtle rescue and rehabilitation, issues of pollution made it difficult to save “Tenora,”...