On the Water

LGBTQ Aquatic Adventures Await Visitors in Key West

Whatever open-ocean adventure visitors are seeking, chances are they can find it in the waters around Key West -- with two LGBTQ on-the-water leaders poised to share incredible experiences with customers. Spectacular reefs lie only a short boat ride from shore, often located in water that’s just 10 to 15 feet deep.

By |2020-09-02T14:51:01-04:00June 10, 2020|

Lisa Mongelia: Steward of the Sea

Lisa Mongelia, the executive director of Islamorada’s History of Diving Museum, is a passionate diver. A member of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary’s advisory council, she’s extremely active in protecting the oceans to benefit future generations. Her goals for the museum include increasing educational outreach and, through diving, leading Keys environmental initiatives.

By |2021-09-07T18:58:34-04:00April 29, 2020|

Reflections of the Florida Keys: Underwater Wonders

During this uncharted period of social distancing and stay-at-home mandates, Keys Voices presents a selection of video clips of the serene natural world. Hopefully, viewing them will help blog readers escape momentarily from the deep stress of the coronavirus crisis — as the underwater beauty of the Florida Keys soothes mind, body and soul.

By |2021-03-24T10:54:24-04:00April 1, 2020|

Seven Things to Do NOW in the Florida Keys & Key West

This spring in the Florida Keys & Key West, it’s a great time to revel in the island chain's spectacular weather — with average daytime temps in the mid-70s to low 80s. Discover and enjoy activities on land and sea, and the welcoming spirit that makes the Keys a popular choice for LGBTQ travelers.

By |2020-03-04T23:41:20-05:00March 4, 2020|

Fishing at the Northernmost and Southernmost Points

This winter, angling aficionados can vie to win a two-destination vacation to fish freshwater and saltwater species — in the “Northernmost to Southernmost Fishing Trip Giveaway” that spotlights recreational angling in Lake of the Woods, Minnesota, and the Florida Keys. The two locales feature the northernmost and southernmost points in the contiguous United States.

By |2020-02-19T21:09:15-05:00February 19, 2020|

Artists are Stewards of the Keys’ Natural World

Among the “stewards” who safeguard the Keys’ natural world are scores of local artists working in oils, watercolors, photography, mixed media, sculpture and other disciplines. By using their talent to depict and call attention to the Keys’ unique ecosystems, habitats, flora and fauna, they subtly inspire viewers to become passionate about protecting them.

By |2021-09-07T18:46:39-04:00January 29, 2020|

Enter NOW to Win a ‘Florida Keys Superfan’ Coral Reef Restoration Eco-Adventure

Are you a Florida Keys “superfan”? Would you enjoy “voluntourism” activities that help sustain the continental United States’ only coral barrier reef — the reef that parallels the Keys and shelters a huge variety of marine life? If so, the “Florida Keys Superfan” eco-adventure giveaway offers you a great opportunity and an enticing prize.

By |2020-01-15T23:04:26-05:00January 15, 2020|

Alli Candelmo: Steward of the Keys’ Marine Environment

Marine ecologist Alli Candelmo of Key Largo's Reef Environmental Education Foundation has forged a career that positively impacts the environment of the Florida Keys in big ways. Passionate about protecting the natural world since she was a child, she regards enjoying and protecting marine ecosystems as her primary personal and professional goal.

By |2021-09-07T19:00:02-04:00October 30, 2019|

Escape to the Keys’ Beaches to Banish Pre-Winter Blahs

Instead of dreading winter’s upcoming descent, consider making plans to take a break in balmy Key West. Sun, sand and clear blue waters await visitors eager to immerse themselves in warmth and relaxation at a Key West or Florida Keys beach. Local favorites even include a beach nicknamed for iconic film star Liz Taylor.

By |2020-09-02T15:02:38-04:00October 30, 2019|

Florida Keys’ Underwater World: An Ultimate Experience For Divers and Snorkelers

Discover five fascinating sites in the Florida Keys' "Become a Reef Explorer" dive and snorkel program. The program spotlights Keys reefs with a specially created souvenir journal, designed for first-timers, families and fun-loving outdoor enthusiasts of all experience levels who want to log dives or snorkels while exploring the region’s remarkable reefs.

By |2019-10-23T20:52:50-04:00October 23, 2019|
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