Though people who wear goggles in the bathtub rarely get soap in their eyes, they tend to scare rubber duckies. Get acquainted with new aquatic friends with today's Groupon: for $20, you get your choice of either a glass-bottom reef adventure or a snorkeling adventure (up to a $45 value) at Biscayne National Underwater Park in Homestead. The bay and islands surrounding Biscayne National Underwater Park are a haven for all manner of seafaring species. Snorkelers get to explore the living coral reefs outside the barrier islands, swimming side by side with colorful fish, sea turtles, dolphins, and feral pool noodles. A mask, snorkel, fins, and a flotation device are included, and wet suits are available for rent for an additional $10 fee. Snorkel-phobic and dry-clean-only folk can enjoy the same level of eco-exploration from onboard a comfortable, glass-bottomed boat.
Biscayne National Underwater Park
True to its name, more than 95% of Biscayne National Underwater Park is covered by water, resulting in a submerged, verdant landscape. In the shallows of Biscayne Bay, explorers can catch sight of waving fields of underwater grass as well as the occasional manatee, sea turtle, or wild submarine. Kayaks paddle out to the more than 30 islands dotting the park’s expanse, reaching destinations such as a 1930s lighthouse. Venturing out from the shore filled with lush mangrove forests, snorkelers dive into living reefs to see fish and turtles gluing the coral together.
9710 SW 328th St.
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