Showing posts from April, 2012

Happy 42th Earth Day

Come join me this Sunday, April 22, 2012 for our 42nd annual Earth Day for a beach and dive clean-up at Commercial Beach.

Location: Beach at commercial pier and A1A… about 300 yards south of the Pier. (We will be set up right by the entrance on Datura st.)

Directions: Take the 95 to the Commercial exit, head east on Commercial blvd all the way to the beach (over the draw bridge). Turn right on El Mar; this is the very last street before the beach. You will park anywhere here, there is parking all along the road…make sure to feed the meters! Head to the beach via Datura Rd (between 2 apartment buildings) and look for the big Diver’s Direct canopy!

Objective: Clean up our beach and the reef in honor of Earth Day 2012! You will be working with Kathy, Kim and Claire

Special Information:
Bags to collect trash for (beach cleaners and divers!) will
be provided on siteWe will have a large canopy to set up under, please make sure you sign a waiver upon arrival.Make sure to bring any water, …

Changing winds

Escaping to a tropical place from an already tropical place may seem redundant only if you've never been to an island in the Western Pacific, south of the Keys, or any other warm vacation spot not including Marco Island or Cancun, MX. Tropical locations carry as much homogeneity as a mountain made of rock, or an ocean, liquid--but other than it's physical makeup the line is drawn there. The tropics are not all created equal, and they fluctuate quite dramatically--climatically, topographically, and organically. The plants, animals, terrain, temperature, surf, locals, foods, hospitality--everything is different.

This time of year in South Florida we are reaching the end of the dry season, also known as "winter" for the Northern Folk. Temperatures here in South Florida are at a moderate and breezy ~80 degrees Fahrenheit, and ocean temperatures are just beginning to warm enough for diving, paddle boarding, wind surfing, and beaching without skins. Soon the Westerly …