From the pod of dolphins to the tarpon and nurse sharks, countless lobsters and a Buddha belly, we found surprises everywhere we dove in the Florida Keys - from Key Largo to Key West. Topside highlights included a beachside dinner at Lorelei Restaurant and Cabana Bar in Islamorada and watching Key West's famous Cat Man work his magic - "clap, clap, clap for Chopin!" - as he guided his team of trained cats to walk the tightrope and jump through blazing hoops. We also stopped in at the Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, the Hemingway House, and the Eco-Discovery Center. Read more about our trip to the Florida Keys in the Getaways section of the August issue of Sport Diver. All images shot by Brooke Morton. Underwater images taken using an Olympus E-520 camera. Read blogs by senior editor Eric Michael and editorial assistant Johanna Moavero.
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