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South Florida Freediving

South Florida Freediving and Spearfishing.Photography Courtesy of Walker Blanco

  Imagine soaring effortlessly and silently through some of the most beautiful nature you have ever seen with incredible creatures all around you, all while the sunlight illuminates natural structures. Coming up for air you realize you’re not dreaming, rather …

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The Lionfish are Everywhere

Lionfish - Photo by Glenn Hayes

It can be quite calming to see beautiful fish swimming in an attractive aquarium just as it can diving and watching those same fish gliding across a reef. However, there is one fish now found in both places, causing great …

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Ciguatera in Reef Fish: To Eat or Not To Eat?

To avoid ciguatera know what kind of fish you are buying and where it was caught. Photo by Devi Sharp

Lionfish are selling like hotcakes in the fish market in Portsmouth, Dominica.  The local divers have been killing this non-native and invasive species  and locals have taken up the cause by eating the delicious fish. I know that in some …

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The Otherworldly Lionfish

In the late 1990s research divers began observing an Indo-pacific species of lionfish near shipwrecks off the Carolina coast. Darryl and Trish Boyer saw a lionfish on the stern section of the wreck of the Naeco, 40 miles offshore. The …

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The Fish That Roared & Other Holiday Happenings

No matter what your budget, we all share the same idyllic anchorages

December is here, the trade winds are blowing, the Caribbean sparkles and yachts are arriving in ever increasing numbers. Ocean wanderers are still living the dream, building or buying a boat to sail away into the sunset. A friend told …

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How to Filet a Lionfish

From our feature, Beautiful BUT Deadly Lionfish are taking over the Caribbean, Alarm bells are sounding throughout the Atlantic and Caribbean. Lionfish is an incredibly dangerous, invasive species in Caribbean waters! The beautiful yet deadly Lionfish’s native range is the Indo-Pacific. …

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