Author: melissa johnson

Jan 11: NIGHT DIVE at Blue Heron Bridge

Join Pura Vida Divers for a Blue Heron Bridge Night Dive on Wed, Jan 11th at 6:15 pm. This is a FREE event! ALL DIVERS MUST BE CHECKED IN BEFORE 5:30PM! Itinerary for the evening: You may check in any time before 5:30pm at Pura Vida Dive Shop. All divers must complete a liability release and receive a parking pass before heading over to Phil Foster Park. A special pass is required to be allowed to remain in the park after dark. High tide is at 7:15pm. Our group leader will begin their dive at 6:15pm. You may join them or start your dive...

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Feb 10 Social Night: Choosing Sustainable Seafood

UPDATE: Event rescheduled for Friday, February 10th at 6:15 pm. RSVP to 561-840-8750 Join us and learn how to make healthy, sustainable choices when selecting your favorite seafood! The pros at Cod and Capers will prepare special tastings just for us. They will also share fascinating information on what to look for when shopping for seafood, including identifying different species, choosing locally-sourced fish and shellfish, and varying levels of sustainability certifications. As scuba divers, surfers and beach goers, we all have a vested interest in preserving the health of our oceans. Ensuring that the seafood you enjoy were grown or...

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Manatee Social Night

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Friday, November 11th for a fascinating presentation about one of our favorite gentle giants; Manatees! We had a great turnout for the event, and raised more than $90 in donations for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Monofilament Recovery & Recycling Program. Guests also “adopted” manatees, which will adorn the shop throughout the holiday season. Aarin Allen, of the FWC, engaged attendees in a fascinating presentation. He shared little known facts about manatees, and explained how we can help with both daily and long-term conservation efforts for this protected marine...

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Upgrades Are Coming To The Blue Heron Bridge

Be on the lookout for upgrades coming to the Snorkel Trail at the Blue Heron Bridge and Phil Foster Park this week, making the site even more enjoyable for SCUBA divers and snorkelers alike. From shore, guiding markers will lead swimmers out to the trail on both the east and west sides, enabling easier navigation from either point of entrance. Interesting additions coming to the Snorkel Trail are 15 artificial reef “modules,” generously donated by the Andrew “Red” Harris Foundation.  Each module is an intricate multi-tiered design that features nooks and crannies to simulate natural fish habitat. Artificial barrel sponges adorn the...

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