Snorkelers

Despite potential risks, full-face snorkel masks growing in popularity

Despite potential risks, full-face snorkel masks growing in popularity

Full-face snorkel masks are growing in popularity. The rise of that popularity started just a couple of years ago. “They became real big the beginning of last season,” said Jon Bush, a dive instructor based in Destin. But as the popularity has risen, so have concerns. Read the full article in the Mar. 29 issue […]

Scallop search comes up empty handed

Scallop search comes up empty handed

The creatures appear as something out of a science fiction movie. Their outer shell is hard and rounded with scaly groves. A mouth stretches along the entire diameter of the body with hundreds of fringe-like tentacles. A ring of bright royal blue eyes sweep around each edge of the mouth. But this bivalve mollusk is […]

Artificial reefs provide teachable moments

Artificial reefs provide teachable moments

If you have ever wondered what kind of fish we have at our artificial reefs off of Navarre Beach, then you need to either dive the reefs or attend a class at the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station. Classes are held once a quarter and one was held Saturday. Our reefs are designated as a […]