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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...
The History of Spearfishing

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...

Bow Fishing Mahi Mahi

Bow Fishing Mahi Mahi

Bow fishing Mahi Mahi 6am, The sun was just starting to illuminate the waves as we headed south. I had the boat cruising slow in case something was floating so as soon as I could see the wave tops I pushed the throttles down and picked up speed. A few minutes later...

Wahoo

Wahoo

The full moon is upon us and with it is the prime time to hunt wahoo. The three days before and after the full moon are the best times to find them schooling on the reef in schools of 50 fish or more. The large numbers of fish make it easy to get a shot on one but...

Mutton Snapper

Mutton Snapper

Mutton Snapper by Robert Trosset   This month, the mutton snapper will be spawning on the reef. Muttons congregate in large schools during the full moon to spawn and this provides an excellent opportunity for spearfishing. These fish will travel large distances...

Scuba Diving Preparation

Scuba Diving Preparation

Scuba Diving Preparation By Joseph Selzer We all have “that” dive; you know the one. The one that you have been talking about forever, thinking about for years. That dive you are going to do…someday. For many divers, someday is due to the wreck being too deep, the...

The Dry Tortugas Snorkelfishing

The Dry Tortugas Snorkelfishing

The Dry Tortugas Snorkelfishing By Robert Trosset   The weather forecast was looking promising to make the trip out to The Dry Tortugas. We loaded up the boat and headed west to Fort Jefferson for a couple of days. The water around the fort is a magical place...

Grouper Season 2018

Grouper Season 2018

  It has been an exciting fishing season with the effects of Irma on our reef ecosystem. The spearfishing has been excellent the past few months even though the water has been dirty. Every trip out I see something new and exciting. From new wrecks I have found to...

Freediving for Wahoo

Freediving for Wahoo

Looking back on 2017’s freediving season, we were very impressed at Key West’s Wahoo run during the Winter. We went diving over 20 times in two months, and our biggest Wahoo was approximately 60lbs. Wahoo are famous for their speed, and their quality of flesh making...

Underwater Photography – Housing Units

Underwater Photography – Housing Units

The Underwater Photography Guide is our one-stop guide for everything you need to know about underwater camera housing units. They assess the newest underwater housing manufacturers and compare not only lenses, strobes, video lights, focus lights, but wet lenses,...

Intro to Underwater Photography

Intro to Underwater Photography

Intro to Underwater Photography     All Photos by Pat Ford This will be the first of a series of Blog posts we will be sharing to discuss and explore underwater photography. We will learn how to maximize the potential of capturing a good photo, and the tips...