As you all know the oil spill is endangering sea life in South Florida and the Florida Keys as well as in the Gulf. When the oil gets into the gulf stream it will be carried down to Cuba, through the Keys and up the east coast of Florida, distroying everything in it's path. 1000's of people in the gulf states who rely on the sea for their living will be out of work, as well as the businesses that rely on tourism. This will extend to South Florida when our beaches get covered in oil and our reefs and reef animals are killed. This is not the first time that this has happened. According to the U.S. Minerals Management Service hurricanes Rita and Katrina destroyed 113 gulf platforms, damaged 457 pipelines and caused 146 spills that dumped 17,652 barrels of oil. It's obvious that oil companies cannot drill safely offshore or don't care enough to take the proper precautions. They are still cleaning up Alaska after the Exxon Valdeze mess twenty one years ago.
It's time to stop offshore drilling in the U.S.
You must take action NOW! Here's what to do:
Boycott British Petroleum
Write your congressmen and representatives.
Write your President
Support any and all environmental groups that are trying to block offshore drilling.
Support all efforts to tax oil. The more expensive it is, the more people will look to alternative energy sources.
support all efforts to regulate oil companies out of business. The more licenses, inspections and regulations they have to deal with, the more they will begin to look for other ways to produce energy.
ScubaSouthFlorida.com was created to promote safe diving, enable interaction between divers and to encourage the preservation of our fragile reef system. We encourage frequent visits
to our site to review our growing list of dive sites. We have divided them by county and also by access, such as beach dives, (close to shore) kayak dives (within 2 miles from shore) and offshore boat dives (offshore).
Check out our Scuba Dive Map, marking some of the many dive sites in South Florida. It is a work-in-progress, keep watching for newly added sites.
Join our mailing list to be updated on the latest South Florida scuba news. Check out the events page to see what scuba related events are coming up. Take a peek at the current sea conditions at Ft. Lauderdale beach by looking at our beach cam.
Dive Clubs - List your club Contact us with your club information or a link or banner to your club web site and we will list it free on our site. Do you have any club events that you would like us to list? Add them here.
Kayak News and Information
Kayaks are quickly becoming the favored way to get to the many dive sites in South Florida. Do you use a kayak to get to sites further from shore? Contact us with the location that you launch your kayak and what sites you visit from these launch points.
We are putting together a kayak launch page to inform people where they can launch their kayaks.
Would you like to find out more about diving from a kayak? Here are some Kayak Tips
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