Florida Sports 101
a new adventure on your next vacation to Florida, learn a new
water sport. Sunny skies and calm waters make South Florida an
ideal spot for trying out sports, like sailing the Florida Keys,
windsurfing off Miamis sunny South Beach and snorkeling
among the colorful coral reefs. Florida offers great instructional
programs at all skill levels. Enjoy one of many exciting and
unforgettable new experiences while enjoying the Sunshine State.
gorgeous Hawks Cay Resort on Duck Key Island offers several
great water sports instructional programs. Guests can visit the
Scuba center to gain experience at the resorts accredited
dive school before venturing off to one of North Americas
only living coral reefs. The wakeboard and waterski school provides
the opportunity to learn to wakeboard, ski or kneeboard on the
calm, scenic waters of the Florida Keys. Visitors should also
check out the resorts Offshore Sailing School, founded
by Olympian Steve Colgate. Featuring professional courses, certified
instructors and award-winning boats, this sailing program offers
participants an unforgettable vacation experience.
is well known for its great nightlife scene, but the city also
offers visitors beautiful year round diving conditions with warm
waters and good visibility. Located in Miamis stylish South
Beach, South Beach Divers is a professional diving center with
instruction for all skill levels. Guests can gain Scuba certification
from experienced and enthusiastic instructors before diving into
Floridas clear blue waters. South Beach Divers offers dive
and snorkel trips to Miamis unique shipwrecks and Key Largos
Marine Sanctuary. With more than 75 wrecks and artificial reefs,
Miami Beach provides divers with endless opportunities to discover
exciting marine life.
Key Wests Sebago Watersports offers instruction and tours
in everything from sailing and parasailing to snorkeling and
snuba diving. Connected to a floating air supply
system, snuba diving allows beginners to discover the underwater
world of the Florida Keys. For an action packed experience, take
the six hour Power Adventure, which includes snorkeling, parasailing,
Waverunners, a water trampoline, a banana boat ride and a buffet.
Sebago also offers dolphin cruises, seaplane and boat tours,
and even ghost tours, of the Dry Tortugas islands.
can set sail on one of Miamis unforgettable ocean experiences
with Tropical Sailing Catamaran Charters. Besides taking a sightseeing
cruise of the beautiful waters of Miami, guests can experience
exciting water sport adventures. Professional instructors will
ensure a great time with lessons for all levels of experience
for inner-tubing, slalom skiing and wakeboarding. Snorkeling
is also available for guests to enjoy a relaxing day of exploring
Miamis distinctive marine life. Other exciting water adventures
include Waverunners and banana boat rides.
to dive the colorful barrier reefs of the Florida Keys at the
Abyss Dive Center in Marathon. This full-service dive center
offers diving opportunities at more than 50 locations including
shallow reef sites rich with marine life and wreck sites featuring
unique coral growths and fascinating history. Guests can explore
the depths of the Florida Keys while enjoying the gorgeous beaches
With so many
water sports programs, South Beach promises to provide an unforgettable
vacation. Discover a new way to enjoy Floridas beautiful
and unique beach destinations by taking advantage of these great
opportunities to learn a new sport. For more ideas on trying
new Florida experiences, visit www.visitflorida.com.
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www.VISITFLORIDA.com, or call VISIT FLORIDA's toll-free consumer
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