Keys Points of Interest
While you're diving with us here in the Keys, you may want to take some time to explore some of these attractions in the Florida Keys:
The Turtle Hospital opened its doors 1986 with four main goals: 1) rehab injured sea turtles and return them to their natural habitat, 2) educate the public through outreach programs and visit local schools, 3) conduct and assist with research aiding to sea turtles (in conjunction with state universities), and 4) work toward environmental legislation making the beaches and water safe and clean for sea turtles.
Reef Environmental Education Foundation is a grass-roots organization that seeks to conserve marine ecosystems by educating, enlisting and enabling divers and other marine enthusiasts to become active ocean stewards and citizen scientists. REEF members include divers and non-divers alike, all with an interest in the marine environment. As a REEF member you will receive our quarterly newsletter REEFNotes, a member information packet, and a REEF member number. If you do become a surveying member, you can use this number to track your personal survey data and generate you life list of fish sightings. And the best part is, membership in REEF is FREE! Click here to become a REEF member.
Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters is your home for the most interactive Florida Keys Aquarium experience. Join them daily for shark feedings and swim among the fish on our coral reef. You can even pet a stingray in our stingray encounter! Located at 11710 they are in walking distance from Abyss Dive Center.
The Florida Keys History of Diving Museum tells the international story of mankind’s quest to explore, understand and venture under the sea. Learn how South Florida’s open bottom helmets have contributed to sports diving, marine biology, underwater photography and treasure hunting. The Museum features the world’s largest international collection of diving helmets and artifacts.
Nature abounds at Crane Point. Find glorious views, exotic creatures and the true beauty of the Florida Keys. Expose yourself to Crane Point Museum and Nature Center.
Nestled in the heart of the Florida Keys, the island of Pigeon Key is the single most historically significant location in the island chain. In the early 1900’s, the island housed 400 workers that built the Overseas Railway, the brainchild of Henry Flagler.