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Visiting the Dry Tortugas

The Dry Tortugas National Park is a bucket list destination for many, attracting over 50,000 visitors a year. One of the most remote national parks in the United States, this unique place offers something for everyone.  How to Get There At Finz, we offer private and...

Scuba Gear Maintenance 101: Keeping Your Equipment in Top Shape

Maintaining your scuba gear is not just about extending its lifespan; it's about ensuring your safety and the safety of others while exploring the underwater world. Proper care and regular maintenance can prevent malfunctions and wear, providing you with peace of mind...

The History of Spearfishing

Spearfishing is one of the oldest types of fishing in the world, dating as far back as 16,000 years ago or longer. Initially, harpoons (barbed poles) were used to spear fish and other animals like seals.  Through history, spearing implements became more advanced. The...

The Thrill of Night Diving: Unveiling Key West’s Nocturnal Marine Life

Imagine descending into the ocean's depths as the sun sets, where familiar coral reefs transform into a bustling metropolis of nocturnal marine life. Night diving in Key West offers a unique opportunity to witness the underwater world in a new light—literally. At Finz...

Recipe: Pan-Seared Grouper with Balsamic Brown Butter Sauce

Pan-Seared Grouper with Balsamic Brown Butter Sauce    There’s nothing better than cooking your own catch after a successful day of fishing or spearfishing. Grouper is one of the most delicious filets you can cook. It’s time to get out of the same old blackened,...

Post-Irma Vandenberg & Reefs

Eagerly wondering how it fared from the storm, we went diving on the Vandenberg this past weekend, post Hurricane Irma. We believe we were the first to do this dive post-Irma, in which we rescued mooring ball #1 from being trapped underneath the wreck. The visibility...

Lionfish in the Florida Keys

By Robert Trosset Featured/published on coastalanglermag.com Lionfish are a huge problem in the Florida Keys and it is growing. The invasive Lionfish have taken over our reefs and wrecks in a relatively short time and show no signs of stopping. The popular dive sites...

2017 Lobster Mini Season

Every July in the Florida Keys, locals and visitors gear up to hunt for spiny lobster, one of the most delicious creatures in the ocean, if you can catch them! Here at Finz Dive Center, we have everything you’ll need to scavenge the waters for lobster successfully and...

The Don Moore Memorial Grunt Tournament

The entire Hurricane Hole Marina community comes together every year to support the MARC house and their citizens. is an opportunity for many remarkable people to get out on the water, catch some fish, be with friends, and have a great time. Finz Dive Center is proud...

Spring break special

Finz Dive center is excited to announce a Spring Break special. We offered a 4 hour private beach trip for six people at 600, We are reducing the cost and extending the time.... Our spring break special is now a 6 hour sand bar trip for only 400.00!!!!!!

Choosing the Right BCD for you

Controlling and being neutrally buoyant using the Buoyancy Control Device is a critical skill a diver should have and never stop learning. Being neutrally buoyant does not only prevent you from crashing down the bottom, but it also lessens incidents of damaging the...

What to look for when buying a regulator.

HOW TO BUY A REGULATOR If we had gills, breathing underwater would be easy. But since we don’t, we rely on the services of a regulator. Today you’ve got more choices and better overall quality. And since a reg is one of the three Big Ticket items (BC and computers...

Spring Break is coming!!

Finz is offering a a chance to do something off the beaten path. for $600.00 dollars you and 5 of your friends can take a private boat to a local sand bar and party it up like a local. 4 hour trip up to six passengers

lionfish Myth about eating them

1.  Lionfish carry a deadly poison in their spines. Lionfish are not poisonous, they are venomous. The difference between poison and venom is the method of delivery. Venom must be injected into the bloodstream to cause injury, such as through a sharp spine or fang,...