Scuba Instructor in Key Largo, Florida Keys with a Dive Center Sea Dwellers Dive Center of Key Largo.
In recent history, coral reefs have been faced with large scale bleaching due to warmer water temperatures and ocean acidification. In Chasing Coral you are shown a rapid bleaching event, but it doesn’t always happen that quickly. Here at Sea Dwellers Dive Center in the Keys, we have faced a few bleaching events and the reefs are not thriving as they once were even five years ago.Here is what each of us can do to help fight Global warming on a personal level.
Many younger scuba divers today are not aware, but in 1942, Cousteau invented an underwater demand valve system that could supply divers with air when they breathed. This demand regulator was called “Aqua-Lung”, (same as the scuba equipment manufacturer today), and it eventually opened the door to scuba diving for everyone.
Sea Dwellers Dive Center offers Key Largo diving packages with 3 different Hotels, all on the centrally located Key Largo Harbor Marina, just steps from your dive boats!
Continuing your education is a great tool to see something new or different if you’re starting to feel like you need something new!
And it started me thinking about our islands down here, the Florida Keys, and how unique they really are! The Florida Keys is the only area on the North American continent that exhibits traits of a “Tropical” environment!
So why are Lionfish bad? According to the Reef Environmental Education Foundation, (REEF), “Indo-pacific Red Lionfish (Pterois volitans) have been documented along the entire US East Coast from Florida through Massachusetts, east to Bermuda and south throughout the Caribbean. The expansion has been extremely rapid and exponential in scope.”
Sea Dwellers Dive Center just spent part of last week completing our SSI Instructor Training Course. This means that we are now not only PADI Instructors but also SSI Instructors.
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it solely on these accounts.” –Mark Twain And we all have that one thing in common…or, should I say 2 things…Scuba Diving & Travel. So here’s to the next great travel experience in Key Largo for all of us!