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Cave Diving In the Bahamas (Training Required)

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Are you planning a trip to the breathtaking Caribbean to do some serious cave diving?  If so, you’re in for an awesome treat!  The Bahamas has a reputation for being one of the most popular destinations for cave diving.  Locals brag about the ocean caves that are teeming with marine life.  The virgin offshore reefs are home to an abundance of lobsters, crabs, shrimp and sponges.  The largest island in the Bahamas is Andros. It is the third largest barrier reef in the world.  Andros provides an exciting and challenging opportunity to cave dive in sensational blue holes.  The incredible...

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Visiting A Coral Reef Without Getting Wet

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You do not have to dive, or don a mask, snorkel and fins, to visit a coral reef.  In Key Largo, Florida, visitors can hop on a glass-bottomed boat and be experiencing the underwater beauty of John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in no time.   Coral reefs are sometimes called the ocean's "tropical rainforest"---and with good reason.  The diversity of plants and animals is truly amazing.    The coral reef at John Pennekamp begins about three miles off Key Largo's mangrove- and grass-flats coastline.  It hosts about 600 species of fish, including angelfish, parrotfish, butterfly fish, groupers, wrasses, and...

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The Pirate Capital of the World: Port Royal, Jamaica

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In the late 17th century, Port Royal, Jamaica, was the wickedest city in the Western Hemisphere -- and the richest.   The city had been built on a spit of land guarding what is now known as Kingstown Harbor. It had been built primarily as a base to protect British interests in the New World. Easy access to the trade routes and a good, deep harbor made it an ideal base for pirates. Piracy -- or privateering, as it was called when done with government sanction -- was not only permitted, but encouraged, in old Port Royal. Raids on Spanish...

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The Best Two Beaches of Sydney, Australia

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Located in New South Wales and known as Harbor City and The Gateway to Australia, Sydney is a dynamic and cosmopolitan city surrounded by gorgeous sandy beaches. While the coastlines here are perfect in their natural state, there are quite a few that come with extras anyway - coffee bars, surf lessons, spas and even the odd dolphin, if you are lucky enough to catch a glimpse. Sydney can more than cater to all your seaside needs! Bondi Beach The most famous beach in Sydney – if not the whole of Australia – must be Bondi Beach. It is a whole kilometer of...

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6 Important Tips on Buying a Used PWC!

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If you’ve got a love for the water and want a new toy to buzz about on, you can’t have much more fun than on a jet ski! Jet skis, just like autos, depreciate the moment they’re used so purchasing a slightly used jet ski is a better investment than purchasing brand new. You can save thousands if you know just a few tips when looking to buy a used jet ski. But, beware, these motorcycles of the sea can be trashed by previous owners, so here are some tips and tricks to know before you pay top dollar for that pleasure craft....

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