Several scuba divers with physical disabilities, including a number of veterans, will don scuba gear on Wednesday, July 26 to take part in Florida’s 6th annual BugFest-By-The-Sea. The lobster mini-season dive festival is sponsored by Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Fla., a small seaside town north of Fort Lauderdale. A fundraiser concert at the event on July 29 will […]
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The Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Fla., once described by ScubaNation TV as a “cozy little drinking town with a diving problem,” is once again sponsoring BugFest-By-The-Sea, a week-long series of fun events for divers centered around Florida’s annual lobster mini-season. The biggest lobster mini-season event in Florida, BugFest is July 25-30 and includes a concert on […]
The International Association of Nitrox and Technical Divers- IANTD is a recognized leader in SCUBA diving training and provides courses throughout the world, from entry level classes to the most advanced technical diving training. An IANTD certification card is validation that an individual diver has successfully completed the requirements of the curriculum and has met […]
Oceana Says National Shark Fin Trade Ban Needed to Help Protect Sharks Oceana- Washington DC March 21, 2017- Today, Oceana released a new report finding that shark-related dives in Florida generated more than $221 million in revenue and fueled over 3,700 jobs in 2016. The independent report, commissioned by Oceana, highlights the stark contrast between the […]
Newswise February 14, 2017 — Wild dolphins are more likely to be injured if humans feed them — even through unintentional means like discarding bait — reports a new study based in Sarasota Bay, Florida, and published recently in the peer-reviewed journal Royal Society Open Science. The researchers investigated why bottlenose dolphins begin seeking human-provided […]
The North Florida Springs Alliance is a Citizens Support Organization made up of dedicated volunteers who help maintain and improve Wes Skiles Peacock Springs State Park, Madison Blue Spring State Park, and Troy Spring in North Florida. All visitors to the parks, both divers and non-divers, benefit from their work. The NFSA monthly newsletter helps […]
Newswise January 27, 2017- Caribbean coral reefs have become biologically and economically degraded habitats. The relative weight of the big factors in this ecological catastrophe–pollution, overfishing, warming and ocean acidification–is hotly debated by marine biologists. A new study compiling 3,000 years of change in reefs in the western Caribbean by Smithsonian scientists and colleagues reveals compelling […]