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Recreational diving is an excellent way to observe sea animals in their natural habitats. Scuba diving can scare the creatures away, because of the noise and bubbles caused, and many people free dive as a better alternative. The diver relies on their ability to hold their breath, instead of using any form of equipment, whenever they are free diving. In this way they can get closer to the marine life, as well… Read More

Florida in the 18th century remained a lonely outpost of the declining Spanish Empire. Its most important mission was to secure the homeward route of the Spanish New World Treasure Fleets. These fleets had long funded Spain’s now-receding role in European and world affairs. The loss of the 1715 Fleet was another blow to the newly established Bourbon dynasties of Spain. Gold and silver in great quantities was homeward bound to King… Read More