This is what scuba diving Ft. Lauderdale is all about.
Ft. Lauderdale does have history, lots of wealthy people with fancy homes and yachts, and it also has excellent places for scuba diving. This short video clip shows some of the wrecks that were deliberately sunk for divers.
This area is an underwater home for over 150 species of fish including yellowtail, angelfish, parrotfish, barracuda, sergeant majors, and moray eel. After 7000 years of coral growth, about fifty species are present, many named for the shapes of their namesakes on land. These corals include staghorn, elkhorn, star, brain, and fire corals.
The dive operator shown in the video is Walkers Dive Charters. This is also known as Wetter the Better, which is the name of the boat.
CPT Bill is absolutely superb at dropping off divers and then finding them again in the strong current. This is not a place for beginning divers.
Scuba diving at sunken shipwreck sites is part of our plan to provide a series of online videos to discover American History.
Our series of online videos will present American History by going in a logical, sequential order.
These segments show the sequence we suggest, however, viewers can obviously choose whatever they want.
More video clips are in the process of being uploaded. It takes time to build the site, so please be patient.
Columbus - featuring a ship like the one he sailed to the new world.
Somehow, we got off the trail of "normal" American history. We were drawn to true stories that are rarely told or described in text books. As with the entire series, we seek out modern day subject matter experts who combine vast personal knowledge with a spirit of adventure to relive history around us today.
Because video on the web has become so popular, and because we have had so many requests for it, we are now providing a few unusual segments. These pieces simply did not fit into the sequential order we try to present on the DVDs. We find them fascinating and perhaps you will, too.
There are many ways to display video clips on the web. We have chosen MP4 as the format to use. It makes small files with relatively good quality.
Our intent with online video is merely to provide a brief glimpse into the more complete coverage provided on the DVDs. We also want to show footage NOT included on the DVDs.
The MP4 format makes these clips easy to download for display on a laptop, an iPod, iPad, tablet, smartphone or similar device.