Navigating the Florida KeysThe keys to safe boating!
Using a GPS
If You Run Aground!
Mooring Buoys for Diving
General etiquette applies to these buoys. The buoys are on a “first-come first-served” basis, but it is important that you use the buoy, do your diving, and vacate so someone else can enjoy a dive. Remember this buoy system is set up for diving and not fishing. It can be illegal to fishing in these areas.
What to Look For When Operating a Boat in the Keys
BROWN, BROWN...RUN AGROUND
USE EXTRA CAUTION when there is extensive cloud cover, a glassy calm sea state, extreme sun glare and with murky waters. These are conditions where colors may be be apparent. Polarized sunglasses are always very helpful in these situation and can help detect shallow waters.