Message in a Bottle

Captain Tom was out on the water on one of our dive trips, and found this message in a bottle from the Bahamas!

History of Diving

http://www.fla-keys.com/news/news.cfm?sid=8046

Great article on the founder of the History of Diving Museum here in Islamorada!

Manatee Sighting

Here is a recent sighting of a manatee in our canal! January and February are great months to see these wonderfully large animals in our waters. Plan your trip today. 1-305-852-4599 or www.MyKeysDiving.com

Reefs

We took a trip out to “Spankey’s” and Capt. Pete’s Reef yesterday. What an amazing afternoon of diving! Great visibility and tons of life. 7 nurse sharks on Pete’s and some beautiful life at “Spankey’s”. The grunts were so heavy at Pete’s you could barely see parts of the reefs. Congratulations to Joe B. from Canada on earning his PADI Open Water certification.

Weather!

We are having some great weather here in the keys with a high of 72 degrees!  If you are tired of shoveling snow come on down and hop in the water. Water temp is coming in around 79 degrees still!

A Great Weekend with Divers Supply!

We had a wonderful past weekend with a group of divers from Divers Supply  in Jacksonville, FL.  The weather was beautiful and the diving was nothing other than fun!  Thank you to everyone for coming down and joining us!

KEYS TOURISM ADVISORY #49

Sept. 17, 2010 • 12 a.m.

News and Information From the Monroe County Tourist Development Council

Admiral Allen: BP/Transocean Well Intercept Completed

In a statement released late Thursday night, National Incident Commander Admiral Thad Allen confirmed that the Development Driller III relief well has intersected the BP/Transocean Maconodo well in the northern Gulf of Mexico.

“Through a combination of sensors, embedded in the drilling equipment and sophisticated instrumentation capable of sensing distance to the well casing, BP engineers and the federal science team have concluded that the Development Driller III relief well has intersected the Macondo well,” Allen said.  “This determination was made based on a loss of drilling fluids that indicated communication had been established beyond the relief well, the pressure exerted against the drill bit as it came in contact with the well casing and, finally, an increase in pressure in the choke line of the Macondo well blowout preventer.”

“Accordingly, we intend to proceed with preparation to cement the annulus and complete the bottom kill of the well,” he said.

The “bottom kill” is the final step in a long process to permanently seal the well that gushed millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico between April 20 and July 15.

No significant amounts of oil have leaked into the Gulf of Mexico since July 15 when a cap was installed on a failed blowout preventer.

There have been no reported physical oil impacts to the Florida Keys, according to Coast Guard officials.

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Spill-related websites, primarily focusing on affected areas, include:

http://www.restorethegulf.govhttp://www.noaa.gov

TDC website with spill-related information for Keys visitors: http://www.fla-keys.com/oilspill