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Diving in the Florida Keys

The Florida Keys offer some of the best diving in the world. There are barrier coral reef habitats as well as shallow patch reefs to explore. Keys waters are home to hundreds of modern and ancient ship wrecks. Divers also hunt fish and lobsters.

I am sure that you are aware of the old cliché "This page is a work in progress." This is unquestionably true here. At this point I have information on only one dive site, the wreck of the USS Sturtevant (DD-240) a US Destroyer that was a casualty of the Key West minefield.




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The Florida Keys are a string of islands that form the boundary between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. The shallow waters surrounding the Keys serve as a nursery for many species of aquatic life. The Gulf Stream acts as the main conveyor belt for life in the Atlantic Ocean. Since about 75% of the life on the planet live in the oceans, this makes it the most productive region of the planet.

The unique position that the Keys occupy therefore makes it a extraordinary environment that needs to be preserved for the health of the ecology of the planet.