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AMORAY’S SCUBA SANTA WISHES YOU “PEACE, LOVE & DIVING!”

“Think mall Santa pictures, but underwater.” When Anna Clapper sent this description of her latest event, the tagline screamed Keys holiday magic. Truly, what could be more Keysey...

MORE THAN 400 LIONFISH REMOVED FROM KEYS WATERS

There are several hundred fewer invasive lionfish wreaking havoc on Florida Keys reefs thanks to the recent efforts of four local divers.  Team Forever Young, consisting of Tony...

MIAMI WOMEN CHARGED FOR REPORTEDLY CATCHING 25 UNDERSIZED FISH IN KEY LARGO

Two Miami women are facing charges after Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation says an officer found them with more than 20 undersized fish in Key Largo. During the...

DILLONS PUB WINS ISLAMORADA BARTENDERS SAILFISH OPEN

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The 41st annual Islamorada Bartenders Sailfish Open saw Dillons winning first-place and taking the trophy for the second consecutive year.  Starting at the Lorelei Restaurant and Cabana Bar,...

RED BULL WAKEBOARDERS UNFAZED BY TROPICAL STORM IN THE FLORIDA KEYS

As Tropical Storm Alex churned in the Gulf of Mexico, five athletes from the elite Red Bull wakeboarding team ironed out final details for their Keys waterways...

DIVE REPORT: AN NFL STAR & A MANTA RAY

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This Week’s Dive Report We may be well into the fall, but conditions this past week remained incredible. Visibility was stunning, and we enjoyed calm seas and no...

WILD THINGS: THE ART OF BACKCOUNTRY LOAFING

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You could see them from a couple miles away, a thin ribbon of white over a thin ribbon of beige over a thin ribbon of azure. The...

COAST GUARD INTERCEPTS 29 CUBANS OFF COAST OF FLORIDA KEYS

A Cuban chug carrying 29 migrants was intercepted by a Coast Guard crew roughly 25 miles offshore from Islamorada on Saturday afternoon. A boat fishing in the Coast...

DIVE REPORT: DIVES AGAINST DEBRIS SUPPORT CORAL RESTORATION, TOO!

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The holidays have come and gone here in the Keys, but conditions have remained favorable — especially for December. Low winds and great visibility made for a...

SINKING THE SPIEGEL: SHIP TURNED ARTIFICIAL REEF IN KEY LARGO

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The 20th anniversary of the storied intentional sinking of a retired 510-foot Navy landing ship dock to create an artificial reef 6 miles off Key Largo will...