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Grant Seafood Fest next weekend.

February 22, 2015

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Get ready for the Grant Seafood Fest. This is the BEST Seafood Festival of the year!!!!
Check it out!!!

http://www.grantseafoodfestival.com/

Anthony’s Key Resort is some place you should check out.

February 5, 2015

Roatan’s legendary dive/adventure resort Anthony’s Key Resort is a great place when you can dive or relax. Check out this world class resort.

http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Catch-an-AKR-2-x-1-Special-While-they-Last-.html?soid=1102619969957&aid=SZw9snf-uSk

Join us January 24th 2015 for the 9th Annual Port Salerno Seafood Festival

January 24, 2015

Port Salerno fest.This is a great little Festival with some really great seafood.

We are pleased to announce an Exciting New Layout for 2015
that will better accommodate our continued growth!

Festival Hours are from 10:00am to 8:00pm with most food served from 11:00am to 7:00pm.

Gate Admission:
Advance Tickets: $5.00 available for purchase at Seacoast Bank locations from Jan 7th thru Jan 22nd
Tickets at the Gate: $10.00 Children 12 and under Free


http://www.portsalernoseafoodfestival.org

It’s frog festival time in Fellsmere Florida this weekend.

January 13, 2015

January 15 through the 18th is time to be in Fellsmere to support their yearly fundraiser. You get a chance to have frog leg dinners alligator tail dinner or a combination there is also a carnival in a lot of things to do. Feel free to shop from all the crafters that are lined up there offering all types of items.

How it all began…
In 1990, several Fellsmere citizens expressed concern about the lack of funds for the children’s recreation. As a result, Fran Adams and the local residents got together and came up with the unique idea of a Frog Leg Dinner to entice people to come out to Fellsmere and to help raise the necessary funds.

Unaware that the Frog Leg Dinner would be such a success, many of the volunteers helped set up for the first dinner and then left thinking they would not be needed. Wrong! The few remaining volunteers worked frantically until every Frog Leg Dinner was served. 400 Dinners were sold that night and thus, the beginning of what we now know as the Frog Leg Festival.

We take pride that since the festival’s inception over $500,000 has been donated to youth recreation and to the volunteer organizations that give of their time and their efforts to work at the festival.

The Frog Leg Festival is comprised of dedicated volunteers who meet all year long to make it possible. This year we expect to serve 7,000 dinners and plan to see over 80,000 people attend the festival.
http://www.froglegfestival.com/

Are you looking for great dive locations to visit.

August 17, 2014

The top 10 locations have been identified by Scuba Diver Life. See where you should be diving in the U.S. These are 10 locations that should be on your bucket list. See what you think.

http://scubadiverlife.com/2014/04/26/top-10-u-s-dive-destinations

Costa Rica

July 13, 2014

We will be starting a weeks series on Costa Rica’s Lake Arenal next week.

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Go on a vacation that will leave you in aw.

July 11, 2014

If you have never been to Roatan to go diving your missing alot.

The Roatan Marine Park (RMP) is a grass roots, community-based, non-profit organization located on the island of Roatan, 50 kilometers off the mainland coast of Honduras.

Our organization was formed in January 2005 when a group of concerned dive operators and local businesses united in an effort to protect Roatan’s fragile coral reefs. Initially, it was our goal to run a patrol program within the Sandy Bay-West End Marine Reserve (SBWEMR), to prevent over exploitation through unsustainable fishing practices. Over time, we expanded the scope of our environmental efforts through the addition of other programs encompassing the entire island.

At present, the RMP, together with the Bay Islands Conservation Association (BICA), co-manages the Reserve, which is a nationally recognised marine protected area located along the northwest coast of Roatan. A Memorandum of Agreement was signed with the ICF (National Institute of Conservation and Forestry Development, Protected Areas and Wildlife) to allow the RMP to be a co-manager of the Reserve. The ICF is the governmental institution responsible for the administration of all Honduran protected areas.

The RMP runs a broad range of activities to protect Roatan’s natural resources, including patrols and infrastructure, education, conservation and public awareness. We attend government enforced environmental damage inspections and provide environmental impact assessments (EIAs) on sites of proposed developments on the island. We have also assisted in establishing the first-ever plastic bottle recycling program on the island, introduced a “Bags for Life” campaign (which promotes the use of re-usable shopping bags), and have been instrumental in setting up community empowerment initiatives through supporting the creation of the Water Taxis Association and the Fisherman’s Alliance.

With a rapidly developing island, the number of challenges we face increases every day. We are focusing on engaging diverse community stakeholders to aid in developing solutions that can ensure long-term, sustainable management of our natural resources.

https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Roatan-Marine-Park/100064028855

Diving in Roatan.

July 8, 2014

If you are looking for a great place to dive then you need to see Roatan. This reef has everthing you want an need. The Island is small but very nice.

COME TO THE COOL BREEZES THIS SUMMER . . . OF ROATAN . . . THAT TROPICAL JEWEL ISLAND IN THE WESTERN CARIBBEAN. Still some Super Special Resort Savers left for this Summer and Fall 2014. Checkout some of the fine resorts here at Roatan Travel Guide. ‪#‎CaribbeanTravel‬‪#‎Roatan2014‬‪#‎Roatan‬ ‪#‎Diving

https://www.facebook.com/#!/hashtag/roatantravelguide?source=feed_text&story_id=513824645430859

Did you miss ‘Sloth Week’ in Costa Rica

July 5, 2014

VIDEO: Costa Rican sloths to be featured in ‘Sloth Week’

http://www.ticotimes.net/2014/06/11/costa-rican-sloths-to-be-featured-in-sloth-week?utm_source=BenchmarkEmail&utm_campaign=Daily%20RSS%20Newsletter&utm_medium=email

One Costa Rican mammal is creeping its way into the Internet spotlight… very… slowly.

That’s right, sloths are taking the InterWebs by storm with “Sloth Week,” six whole days of sloth-related Web content starting June 20. Sponsored by Animal Planet and Animalist, Sloth Week will be an online tribute to the sluggish creatures featuring daily footage from the Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica.

Sloth enthusiasts will be able to laze alongside the furry creatures all week at SlothWeek.com and Animal Planet’s website, enjoying daily updates of sloth facts, listicles and sloth videos. On June 21 at 8 a.m. EST, Animal Planet will also re-air their two-hour special, “Meet the Sloths,” which follows a year in the lives of five sloths at the sloth sanctuary.

Costa Rica named top tourism destination in new global survey

July 5, 2014

Selvatura adventure Park Monteverde Canopy Tour

Rain forests, volcanoes, world-class beaches, great weather, sloths, what’s not to like? A new global survey confirmed that tourists love Costa Rica, naming the country most recommended tourism destination in the world.

The Global Tourism Monitor Survey asked 23,000 globetrotters from 26 countries where they had traveled during the previous 12 months and which destination they would more recommend based on their experience there. The report, released Monday, ranked the top 65 most recommended destinations.

Austria came in second, followed by Israel, New Zealand and Italy.

Ukraine, Malaysia, China, Indonesia and Tunisia were the five least recommended destinations, according to the survey conducted by BDRC Continental.

While Costa Rica placed atop the list of most recommended destination, no other Latin American country made the top 10.

Latin America and the Caribbean placed among the least popular regions with only 6 percent of respondents saying they were “seriously” planning to travel to the region. Europe ranked the highest among potential travelers with 43 percent planning to travel there, followed by 27 percent in the Asian Pacific. Only 4 percent said they planned to take their holiday in Africa or the Middle East.

Costa Rica received a record-breaking 2.4 million tourists during 2013, according to the Costa Rican Tourism Board.

Here’s the list of the top 10 most recommended destinations (with a three-way tie for 10th place):

1. Costa Rica
2. Austria
3. Israel
4. New Zealand
5. Italy
6. Japan
7. Croatia
8. USA
9. Norway
10. Canada
10. Greece
10. United Kingdom

…and the 10 least recommended:

56. Bulgaria
57. Russia
58. Albania
59. Cambodia
60. India
61. Ukraine
62. Malaysia
63. China
64. Indonesia
65. Tunisia

http://www.ticotimes.net/2014/06/11/costa-rica-named-top-tourism-destination-in-new-global-survey?utm_source=BenchmarkEmail&utm_campaign=Daily%20RSS%20Newsletter&utm_medium=email