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Isla Bella Beach Resort

Re-imagine vacation traditions.

A beautiful new contemporary 199-guestroom, 24-acre luxury resort in the heart of the Florida Keys, Isla Bella is perfectly nestled on one of the most stunning locations in the region. Opening Early 2019.

Guests travel a tropical winding road away from the world and into a private sanctuary. A Florida Keys beach resort with five pools, multiple dining options, sandy beach, spa and fitness center, conference center, and more on-site activities than you can imagine.

More than a resort, a destination.

The resort is exquisite, with delightful touches you didn’t know you wanted, like bocce ball, fire pits, and hammocks. From backcountry kayaking to world-class sportfishing, you’ll find more activities at your fingertips than anywhere else in the Florida Keys.

A vacation to
savor.

What’s your palate in the mood for? Wood-fired, handmade Neapolitan pizza and a traditional Keys seafood menu at IL Postino. Oceanfront tropical cocktails and sushi or poolside burgers and also freshly caught fish. Pull up a stool at the bar, dine in the restaurant, or at the beach.

The best kind of work.

Our beautiful Florida Keys location is the best place to work hard and also play harder. With our 4,000 square foot Hibiscus Conference Center, we can accommodate a wide range of groups and events, from 25 to 300 people.

A match made in heaven.

The perfect setting for your perfect day. Breezy swaying palms, calm turquoise waters. You couldn’t ask for a more beautiful backdrop. With a destination like this, the honeymoon has already started.

Indulge your mind, body & spirit.

Isla Bella will make you feel a world away, especially when you visit IL Mare Spa and also Fitness Center in the comfort of our relaxing treatment rooms.

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Pushing the Envelope

For immediate release: August 14, 2018

History of Diving Museum – “Pushing the Envelope” A Look At Peiople, Projects & Technologies Behind the Technical Diving Revolution (1987-1997) Featured Exhibit on display through 2018

The Opening Ceremony kicked off with guests enjoying light refreshments in the Abyss before meandering through the timeline of technical diving. The exhibit features a rich collection of “who’s who” as displayed through photographs, articles, charts, tech diving gear, and more.  Presentations began with exhibit curator, Michael Menduno. He explained that the project was put together for the TEKDiveUSA conference. It also has grown over the years into an international collection. He provided an introduction to the history of tech diving and how the Florida Keys play an important role in its continuing development. Other speakers included local legend Dick Rutkowski, founder of Hyperbarics International and also Capt. Billy Deans who founded the first tek dive shop, Key West Divers.  Nick Jenny from PADI’s TecRec division and also Robert Manuel Carmichael of Global Underwater Explorers spoke about how technical diving.  They also spoke about the use of rebreathers is becoming more mainstream and being used recreationally.

Immerse Yourself

The exhibit will be on display through December 31, 2018 and sets the stage for several upcoming rebreather and also tech diving oriented events at HDM.  On Wednesday, September 19th at 7pm, Lamar Hires will be the Museum’s Immerse Yourself! speaker. He will take listeners through the rebreather evolution and also how it has become what it is today. Later that week, on September 22 and 23, join retired U.S. Navy Saturation Diving Officer Joe Dituri PhD(c) as he speaks on technical and saturation diving from the surface to the deep abyss including scientific missions to 600 meters using a one atmosphere suit. The presentation will be followed by a double-dip dive on the Spiegel Grove.

In order to understand how we’ve come so far in diving technology we are going back in time for Vintage Dive Days!  The weekend of September 29 and 30, join HDM as they team up with NAUI Worldwide to provide divers in Key West and Key Largo the chance to use double hose regulators underwater.  Visit our website at DivingMuseum.org and our social media outlets to learn more about upcoming events and also register for your spot!

“Pushing the Envelope” Featured Exhibit

“Pushing the Envelope” Featured Exhibit complements the History of Diving Museum’s core collection of rebreathers and also interpretive which date back to the late 1800s. The permanent collection items on display continue from early development through military use and also on to WWII, expand into the beginning of technical diving.

The History of Diving Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in Islamorada (MM83). It’s a must see for anyone traveling along the Overseas Highway. Divers and non-divers alike are astonished by over 4,000 years of “man’s quest to explore under the sea.” Become a Member and also support special programming. Check out DivingMuseum.org to find out more or email programs@divingmuseum.org for details.

 

Speaker Capt. Billy Deans & curator Mike Meduno

Vintage Days

Visitors enjoying “Pushing the Envelope”

 

The History of Diving Museum

The Story of Man’s Quest to Explore Under the Sea

82990 Overseas Hwy – MM 83

Islamorada, FL  33036

Phone 305-664-9737 Fax 305-664-9736

Director@DivingMuseum.org       |       www.DivingMuseum.org

 

Welcome New Member Brown Distributing Company!

Welcome New Member Keys Dance Academy!

July Marathon Chamber Business After Hours!

Marathon Chamber Business After Hours at Keys Federal July 11th

Members and Guests gathered together for refreshments and snacks from Island Irie Eats in front of Keys Federal in Marathon, Fl.  Keys Federal was celebrating being named NAFCU’s 2018 Credit Union of the Year!

Welcome New Member Hampton Inn at Marathon

            They are the newest hotel to open up in Marathon, FL in the heart of the middle keys. Their hotel is unique and none like any other. It features complimentary WiFi and hot breakfast daily, fitness center, onsite restaurant, resort style pool with hot tub, well appointed accommodations, business center, market and much more!  If you are into water sports they have those too! Operated by a 3rd party but you can do just about anything on the water! Across the street from the hotel is a public boat launch.

  13351 Overseas Highway
Marathon, Florida
   Call (305) 359-3040

Here are a few pictures from their opening day!

 

Welcome New Member!

Welcome New Member!

Welcome New Member Crown Merchants!

Marathon Chamber Business After Hours

Marathon Chamber’s Busines After Hours @ Angler and Ale

Members gathered together to catch up, network and enjoy Angler and Ale’s event space.  Filled with libations and great snacks including Lobster Bites and Thai Curry Peanut Chicken, everyone was all smiles.
Especially Lori and Barry (below)  from Shady Palms Art Gallery – our winners from the 50/50 raffle!

Spenser and Lauren with Mike and Cynthia from Marathon Bagel

Bill Divello with Rings and Things, Erin Dafoe and Kim Plascjak with Contintental Inn, Rich Tompkins with Capital Bank

Marathon Chamber’s CEO Daniel Samess with Lauren and Spenser from Monroe County Sheriffs Office

Kristine Todd Young making all monthly announcments including Daniels 11th year with the Chamber and the winners of the 50/50 raffle!

Jackie Grasley with Centennial Bank, Melanie Slaga with Duck Key Charters, Steve Hurley from DDAI, Steve Grasley with K2M Design and Matt Miller of GFS

Cindy Birkhimer with the Marathon Chamber and Darrel Birkhimer from FKEC, Angela Gruetzmann with Centennial Bank and Margie Casey with Dennis Casey Electric

The Marathon Chamber Ceo Daniel Samess with Lauren Bohnen and Spenser Bryan

Harry Wagner with Marathon Moose Lodge, Bruce Ferarro with Capital Bank

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