Swim. Snorkel. Float Fly. Soar above the water suspended by a parachute.
Dive below the surface and explore, look and enjoy an amazing variety of artificial reefs.
You are to the famous Americas aquatic playground.
While SOBE (South Beach) is worldwide recognized for its nightlife and famous hotels and clubs, for the international cuisine in Ocean Drive,Collins Avenue, Lincoln Road and Espanola Way, the real sport action is east of the beach, in an area known as the Atlantic Ocean.
From waverunners to kayaks, parasailing to scuba diving, hydrosliding to fishing, Miami Beach’s waterside is an exciting blend of recreational activities for the entire family.
Miami Beach has become the “wreckreational” dive capital of the Americas.
Since 1981, when Miami-Dade County initiated an ambitious artificial reef program, material of opportunit from tugboats and freighters to oil platforms and Army tanks, have transformed barren ocean bottom into a thriving underwater theme park.
In 1998, Miami Beach confirmed the SOBE Underwater Park 200 yards east of the South Beach, between the first and fifth street. The purpose was to expand fish habitat while providing near-shore snorkeling and diving opportunities.
On May fifth, Jose Cuervo became the first corporate reefbuilder, sinking a life-size bar in 20-feet of water, complete with 6 barstools.
Surrounded by 205 tetrahedrons – equal-sided pyramid-shaped structures made from waste concrete – the bar is destined to become one of the most popular artificial reef sites in the world because of its proximity to the shore. its shallow depth and its unique design.
In addition to snorkeling, scuba divers have a variety of items in deeper water, ranging from the Tortuga, an intact freighter sitting upright in 110-feet of water to a pair of Army tanks sitting in less than 50-feet of water, east of the Fontainebleau.
On the surface, you can rent jet skis and skim across the water, or take a guided tour to downtown Miami with a visit to the Bayside Mall. OnFriday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday, the tour passes a fleet of cruise ships docked along Government Cut in the Port of Miami.
You can parasail from several locations along the beach, as well as ride an inflatable banana” towed by a jet ski.
If tranquility and personal power are more your style, you can book single and double kayaks that are available from locations at Haulover Park and Oleta River State Park in Sunny Isles Beach and Sunset Harbor on Miami Beach.
If you are looking for an hotel in this area, we suggest Le Meridien Sunny Isles Beach.
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