A PADI 5-Star Resort Center, the dutiful divers at Sea Dwellers Dive Center of Key Largo have been helping beginner snorkelers hone their natatory know-how for more than 35 years. Prospective plungers will commence their salty sojourn with easy-to-grasp snorkeling instruction in safe, shallow water before moving on to the well-tended waters of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. While each trip's particular dive site is determined by that day's weather conditions and the status of Poseidon's zoning permits, possible destinations may include the azure eddies and bustling sea life of Molasses Reef or the reverent beauty of Key Largo Dry Rocks Reef––home to a replica of Italy's famous ¬Christ of the Abyss statue and colonies of brain coral, known for their grooved ridges and ability to control the market price of lobster with their thoughts.
One of 25 tennis destinations across the country, the Cliff Drysdale Tennis at Hawks Cay Resort lives up to the vision of its founder. The tennis club and fitness center sits on a lush resort in the Florida Keys, surrounded by turquoise waters and leafy palms. The newly renovated tennis facility features eight courts with new nets, windscreens, lights for night play, and resurfaced ground. The eight courts sit within a tennis garden, each concealed by foliage and access through outdoor paths.
Tennis pros Sam Keenan and Robert Menzies teach clinics and beginner's workshops to help player build their fundamentals into competitive abilities. Each new level will introduce more difficult shots and challenges to help students grow from beginners to advanced players. The beginner series and cardio tennis classes combine workouts with basic tennis techniques to provide a thorough understanding of the sport, while the clinics work on heightening individual skills with small groups of two or four. After their tennis workshops, patrons can enjoy the onsite restaurants, swimming pools, and spa facilities or go island hopping to see if they can eventually hit the South Pole.
Sail Fish Scuba’s intrepid staff guides patrons across the sapphire waters of Key Largo’s natural reefs and leaps into the water with them from the sun-soaked decks of a fleet of boats. On the guided snorkeling tour, staffers splash into Key Largo’s warm waters along with guests to highlight the reef’s colorful depths and lively fauna. Sea plants wave in gentle currents and sunken wreckage flaunts seaweed-draped history as guests propel themselves along the shimmering surface with flippered feet. Throughout the tour, guides snap approximately 100 digital souvenir photos above and beneath the water, allowing patrons to remember meetings with famous fish long after autographs wash away.