Crystal River Florida Scuba Diving and Manatee Tours Rainbow River drift snorkel or dive just minutes from their store, referred to as a Blue Ribbon Waterway, this site is simply fantastic. You drift down the river snorkeling or diving, their boat floats along with you, as you explore the rivers you will encounter many bubbling springs along the way. The river is clear as a swimming pool. Lots of fish and turtles with depths range for 10 to 25 ft; it is one of the clearest rivers in the US everything can be seen with the naked eye, to give you a clear picture of nature at its best.
Dominican Republic: Riding High on Wind and Wave! Cradle, playground, and competitive
arena to extreme water sport. A town whose boom has been
fueled by air and water, Cabarete remains largely defined
by its still-expanding ocean front life. Nothing much interrupts
that devotion to the waves here: so even in a passing storm,
water sport enthusiasts of every stripe hang out by the
bars, sports shops and coffee bars lining the sands, waiting
for the sun to break through pearl grey storm clouds before
relaunching themselves onto the ocean.
Plata, Dominican Republic, More Than Just A North Island
City! When flying into Puerto Plata,
one can see why so many people fall in love with this beautiful
place. There are miles and miles of sandy beaches, a luscious
ocean, rolling mountains, and a green landscape that would
make anyone’s heart smile. Landing at the airport,
one is greeted in the arrival area with the sound of fun
and danceable Salsa music, situated with a Spanish Quartet-happy
musicians preparing one for their stay in this lovely land.
Del Carmen, the Perfect Mexican Vacation on hte Mayan Riveria Playa del Carmen, Mexico,
a city situated between the more famous places, Cancun
and Cozumel. Where Cancun is more an Americanize place,
they have a hotel zone that you think you were in Miami
or San Diego. Then Cozumel, the famous cruise ship port,
this city always get an influx of hundreds and hundreds
of tourist a day. Take a deep breath and get ready to experience
a Mexican vacation, go to Playa Del Carmen and the cities
along the Riveria Mayan coast.
Diving Florida The stage was set. My 18-year old
nephew, R.J. would sky dive. As a high school graduation gift,
I promised that I would escort him to partake in this bold activity.
He traveled from New York to Florida, where he would take flight.
Fun in Grand Cayman Grand
Cayman is truly a family vacation spot. There are plenty
of activities to keep everyone happy, and yes, if you just
want to rest and relax by the pool or on the beach, you
can do that too.
Unforgettable Florida Beach Coast Some
may call it "the Forgotten Coast", but a visit
to a section of Florida's Panhandle coastline will long
be remembered. That section of coast referred to as "forgotten" stretches
for about one hundred twenty miles between Panama City
and Tallahassee from Mexico Beach to St Marks. It seems
the area was omitted from a tourism map of Florida in the
nineties. The local chambers of commerce of the affected
counties gathered and dubbed their area as the "forgotten
coast" and it stuck.
Lauderdale Gets a Whole New Break Without
losing any of its original vitality, the city of Fort Lauderdale
has grown up and along the way become a sleek, dynamic
oceanfront community. Gone are the days when this was a
small provincial town attracting college revelers during
spring break to the Fifties hit refrain of where the boys
Cove's Aqua Adventures When
it comes to scuba diving, Stuart Cove's Aqua Adventures
does not miss a beat. Owner Stuart Cove has years of unique
experience in the field of scuba diving. His aptitude was
first qualified when he was hired as a stunt diver for
the film "For Your Eyes Only", James Bond's 1977
Upper Keys – Great Scuba Diving and Eco Friendly Tours Key
West is the most far reaching Key, and a very familiar
destination to countless travelers. Somewhat less talked
about, but no less stirring, are the upper Keys. The upper
Keys include the towns of Key Largo, Tavernier, Ocean Reef,
Plantation Key, Long Key, Lower Matecumbe, and Islamorada.
Costa Rica The
Captain is known for his almost 100% hit rate, even after
twelve years in business. Guests can be assured, Captain
Tom has brought together a high level crew, with years
of experience, including First Mate R.J. Lilly, and 2nd
mate, Douglas Martinez Serrano. Together, they have provided
countless numbers of enthusiastic travelers a chance to
catch the big fish of the Pacific coast.
Away... Key West, Florida Today
a visit to Key West, for great many travelers, includes
the beach, and drinking margaritas.
Some, however, are more fortunate. They sail away
on the Schooner Reef Chief, a 65-foot wooden boat,
in the fashion of the American classic sailboats.
The vessel transports seafarers to another world
abundance. The far-reaching sea becomes close at
hand. Some choose to lounge on the deck of the
take to the unforgettable fishing.
Forty Fathom Grotto Hal’s
grotto actually began as one of Florida’s infamous sinkholes.
A sinkhole, is, in essence, a large depression in the ground, resulting
from a collapse of the underlying bedrock. According to the Florida
Sinkhole Research Institute (FSRI), “In Florida, because
of the unique geologic and hydraulic conditions, sinkholes appear
almost everywhere, especially in the Central Florida region.
Beach Windsurfing School Located
in Tampa Bay, Florida, North Beach Windsurfing School teaches and
assists all levels of windsurfers. From those just testing their
skill, to those who want to progress to the next level, Britt and
his staff will put all their energy into equipping each visitor
with the techniques and skills to become an excellent windsurfer.
Horse Farm The
philosophy of “love what you do and you never have
to work a day in your life” fits for Mary Garland,
the owner of Ocala Carriage and Tours based in Ocala, Florida.
Mary has a passion for horses that started when she was
six years old on her grandfather’s ranch. Originally,
she came to Florida with no intention of getting into the
has heard of the Everglades. Most people know that it’s
an endangered environment. Even so, we all need to experience
the beauty of the place and learn of the good that it does us
in Florida and beyond in order to ensure that we don’t
loose sight of its importance.
The Bahamian Way There
are many interactive options for adventure in Nassau. Swim with
the dolphins at Dolphin Encounter, home of Flipper, or stay dry
on the Seaworld Explorer, a “semi-submarine”, which
actually floats above water, but offers a large undersea observatory,
placing callers five feet below the surface. It turns out to be
a perfect location to view rays, turtles, barracuda, and even
in Cocoa Beach I
certainly never imagined that Cocoa Beach could offer such an
experience, until I learned of Cocoa Beach Kayaking Guided Nature
Tours. Their tour has it all…a great tour guide, easy paddling,
scenic rivers, and best of all, great wildlife.
Cocoa Beach I
grew up on the beach and never had the opportunity to surf. Today,
at 44 years old, I took my 16 year old nephew for surfing lessons
with Nex Generation Surf School. I couldn’t let my nephew
have all the fun, so I joined in.
- Key West, Florida We
spent about 30 minutes with the Bottlenose dolphins. It was small
pod of about 2 - 3 putting on the show for us. They seemed to
enjoy our company. Froggies has the only glass bottom boat in
Vacation in Key Largo When
thinking about going to Key Largo, Florida what do you think about
doing? I hope its snorkeling, because Key Largo and the Florida
Keys have some of the best snorkeling in the world.
River Tours - The Marvel of Manatees
Homosassa Springs State Park is one of the few places where you
can be guaranteed to see manatees year-round. It has an underwater
observatory, which provides a great viewing opportunity without
getting wet; you can get within inches of a manatee!
Rica Scuba Diving
Scuba diving in Costa Rica has become popular in the last few
years with it's virgin never before explored dive areas. New facilities
along the pacific coastline are now offering first class dive
boats and fully stocked dive shops. There has been sightings of
whale sharks up to 35 feet long on numerous occasions, as well
as, spinner dolphin, humpback whales, pilot whales, orcas, false
killer whales and schools containing hundreds of Mobulas and thousands
of cow-nosed rays.
More than a tour, it’s definitely an Adventure TourLiving
in Ft. Lauderdale on the east coast of Florida, I don’t
make much of an effort to travel to the west coast. This time,
though, I wanted to do something different, along with a friend
of mine. We decided to take the Naples Water Tour Company adventure
tour out of Naples, Florida.
of Hope" Adds to Bahamian Reefs
Nassau, Bahamas - Continuing the great cooperation between Government
and the Private sector, the Port Authority of Nassau has released
the 200-ft vessel “Ray of Hope” to Stuart Cove’s
for sinking as an artificial reef.
in Fort Lauderdale Florida
The Full Moon Paddle is a moonlight tour around the canals of
Ft. Lauderdale. This tour started 6 years the name provided the
inspiration for the company name; The Welcome to Ft. Lauderdale
History Tour takes you around the backyards of the homes in beautiful
Ft. Lauderdale where you can learn a little bit about the city's
history and residents, past and present. The
Wild and Scenic Loxahatchee River
I paddled toward the three small gators only to notice the eight-foot
mother gator sunbathing next to her babies! I was able to drift
slowly and quietly to within ten feet of the mother and babies.
I slowly pulled out my camera to get a close up shot of the family.
Keys Dive Center
Over the past 20 years Florida Keys Dive Center has proven to
be one of the top dive centers in the Florida Keys. Tom and Pam
Timmerman made a commitment to offer great family fun while receiving
a quality dive education.
Day In Florida City
If you are traveling to the Florida Keys, you may want to stop
in Florida City on your way. Florida City has plenty to offer,
like some of the best hiking, biking, and roads to the Everglades
National Park. Florida City has many options for unique local
food and fantastic shopping.
"Journey to the Dolphin Playgrounds, snorkel coral reefs
and explore the backcountry of Key West." At Wild about Dolphins,
you can experience the natural world of the wild dolphins of the
One gorgeous Florida day spent with Captain Don Draper and his
family will resonate for a lifetime. It was obvious from the start;
Don Draper has a passion, a passion for life. A passion especially
for life in the ocean!
The East Coast of Florida may not be on many travelers list
of Places to Visit in my Lifetime, YET! To a wide
range of audiences the east coast of Florida means Daytona Beach,
one of the most famous beaches in the world. An increasing number
of adventurers, though, are finding reason to visit this area,
rich in ecological and historical diversity.
in Key Largo Florida
Flying 300 feet above the Keys and Florida Bay was an amazing
adventure. The breathtaking views were more beautiful than words
Watersports - Enviro-Tours: Florida Bay
Everglades National Park is a unique place to visit. The crystal
clear, blue waters of the Florida Keys provide the perfect atmosphere
to spot Dolphins, Manatees and Seahorses among the Mango trees
of Florida Bay.
Bahamas Wild Dolphin Swim
One day we had perfect weather in the dingy and the Trimarine.
It was beautiful with flat seas and perfectly crystal clear water.
In the morning we waited to see if the dolphins would come around
the big boat while we snorkeled.
Looking for a taste of Florida's history, wildlife and natural
beauty? Sawgrass Recreational Park brings it all to you in one
Slate's Atlantis Dive Center
Every Friday morning, the team at Captain Slates Atlantis
Dive Center sets out with a group of visitors to the Florida Keys
National Marine Sanctuary for Captain Slates world famous
"Creature Feature" adventure dive.
the Sea with Ocean Promotion
Having been an avid snorkeler for many years, I didn't imagine
the transition to scuba diving to be much of a change. Fortunately,
I was wrong I've never enjoyed the beauty beneath the sea so much!
the Everglades with Captain Sterling
There they were, four of them swimming together and seemingly
conducting a little show for us as one would do the occasional
jump and dive. So much for the idea of jumping not being
a natural dolphin behavior! exclaims Captain Sterling.
Fishing in the Florida Keys
You're entranced by the crystal clear bluish green water and you
find your mind drifting. You notice how the color is reflected
in the small clouds above you.
Rica's Scuba Diving Pioneer
Many dive sites have yet to be explored. Slipping through these
waters, divers may be lucky enough to see species with names as
colorful as spinner dolphins, pilot whales... Skydive
Key West with Skylar
When we opened the door, it was windy and noisy suddenly; Skylar
didnt like that at all and I had a doubt as of whether I
wanted to go through with the jump.
Dive and Snorkel
Swim with the Manatees in the Orlando area. They are gentle and
slow-moving. Most of their time is spent eating, resting, and
in travel. Manatees are completely herbivorous.
in the Keys
Floating on the sea was glorious. As we practiced our paddling
and got comfortable moving through the clear bay water, the sun
shone down to illuminate the ocean floor.