I like the smooth days on the ocean, less than one foot high waves is so nice for cruising

Let the Captain worry about the Dive Flag
Flag stiffeners are required to keep the reef dive flag unfurled. go

Proven Winners for Keys Snorkel Trips
What a neat chance to get out on a catamaran, and a 50 footer! go

Key Largo Restaurants on the Water
It's one of the late-night places on the weekends that get going, but it's really nice all day long. go

Thank you Captain for the Fun
Everyone will say yippie-yippie, as this is a true Florida Keys Sailing Adventure that you get to participate in. go

Keeping the Underwater Adventures Simple
Move about to see the coastline as you cruise in or out of the Key Largo Harbor. go

Places for Paddle Sports
What fun and you get fitness plus wet, so dress in colorful fishing gear. go

What kind of fish are Biting
Plan on catching lots of keepers, we got six ourselves on the trip. go

Marina at the entrance to Boot Key
Wet slips are the best way to go and a lot of people stay seasonally. go


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Upper Matecumbe Key Boat Hotel
All of the watersports options you could think of are here, and you can rent a boat if you do not bring one. go

Grilled Mahi Fish Basket
One of the neatest spots for dinner in the Upper Florida Keys. go

Our Favorite of the Lunch Menu
It is open all day, but we have focused on the breakfast specials and lunch. go

How is it to vacation in Marathon Key
We rented some waverunners and went crazy buzzing around the island. go

Master Chef of Pizza
They specialize in pizzas and panini, and make all sorts of interesting recipes. go

Ask for extra high melted mozzarella cheese
Sitting in the middle of a restaurant without one of these is a turn off to us. go

Tropical Audubon Society Center
You learn so much about the people, lives, and tough times which many went through to survive in a water-locked environment. go


Trips are Matched to your Experience Level

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The dive trips have been the best Florida Vacation Experience. We just love the reefs, nothing against Disney, Universal, or Seaworld Theme Parks. This is the real deal, even Disney tries to replicate the Florida Keys with the Key West Resort. The most important element to it all is to pick a vacation time by looking at the water temperatures and typical rain chances. Use the weather channel online, as they show both listed by month. Once you arrive all of your attention can go to picking out your target dive spots. There are lots of wreck dives (Spiegel Grove, Duane, Eagle, Thunderbolt, Vandenberg for examples), but you need to be more experienced for those. Keep your trips matched closely with your experience level and you will be fine. The dive shops are excellent with putting you in with the correct group. Every trip is unique, so bring your video camera. You never know what you might bump into, perhaps some Atocha Gold.

Chauncey J.