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Tiger Beach with Eli Martinez and Shark Diver Magazine By Pat Ford

You’ve got to be a little bit crazy to think that swimming with sharks is a good idea. Make that 10 to 14 foot tiger sharks and you’ve got to be seriously disturbed…..but what an experience.  Eli Martinez runs and organizes a number of trips each year to Tiger Beach in the Northern Bahamas aboard the Dolphin Dream, a liveaboard dive boat operating out of Palm Beach.  Hunter Ledbetter and I joined Eli last October and our five days of diving was everything we expected and more. 

We left Palm Beach in the evening, woke up in the Bahamas to clear customs, and then motored for about 3 hours to Tiger Beach. We were completely out of sight of land and I literally have no idea where we were, but right below the boat were a whole lot of sharks.  The first afternoon was a ‘shakedown’ dive to test cameras and get used to swimming with a bunch of lemon sharks that ranged from 50 to 300 lbs.  The next morning Eli jumped with a milk crate box full of very old, frozen dead fish.  He swam over to the center of a large white sand patch and the lemon sharks clustered around him while the divers knelt on the sand around him. Eli had explained what was going to happen and that the most important thing was to keep an eye on the tiger sharks at all times.  Good idea!  It wasn’t long before a monstrous image appeared out of the misty sea as a 14 foot tiger shark headed towards the chum and Eli.  What followed over the next 5 days was truly amazing as Eli played with up to 4 tiger sharks at a time and a dozen lemons and reef sharks.

The photos tell the story but on the last day the tigers seemed to pick me out of the crowd as a substitute for Eli even though I didn’t have any food. About a dozen times one would swim directly at me, roll back its eye lid, open its mouth and try to take a bite out of me.  Not being as skilled at shark wrangling as Eli, my reaction was to shove my camera in its face and then push it away with my other hand.  It wasn’t like I had much of a choice.  There was a thousand pound tiger shark coming at me with its mouth open and the only thing expendable was my camera.  Neither the camera nor Myself suffered and damage but it sure made some exciting photos for Hunter.  To learn more about Tiger Beach and Shark Diving check out

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Golfito, Costa Rica Are Coastal Fisheries in Decline? By Dr. Martín Aróstegui

I have fished all over the world with family and friends. Many of my fishing adventures have been well documented in this wonderful magazine. Over ten years ago I fell in love with the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica and have returned there on fishing adventures many times. My favorite place is the town of Golfito, which remains the same as it was many years ago. Over the years, my family and I have had great fishing adventures, including the capture of many fishing world records. In recent rips to Golfito I started noticing a decline in the number and variety of fish we encountered and the trend continues in a negative direction.

Last year we encountered an offshore long line that was miles long and witnessed multiple dead sailfish hooked and floating dead. Closer to shore we have encountered many commercial fishing boats placing long lines that target inshore species. Marlin and Sailfish are being killed in long lines for food even though many economic studies have shown that a live Marlin or Sailfish is worth a lot more than a dead one because of the positive economic impact of recreational fishing. Relentless fishing pressure on coastal fisheries will only lead to the collapse of the fishery and economic ruin of the commercial fishermen. The recreational fishermen will go somewhere else and take their tourist dollars with them. The negative impact is already being felt. It is time for Costa Rica to take notice and act to protect the future of their marine environment.

Casa de Campo International Blue Marlin Classic, in the Dominican Republic By Rick Alvarez Tournament Director Preparations are well underway for the new Casa de Campo International Blue Marlin Classic, in the Dominican Republic, scheduled for March 20th thru 24th and enthusiasm is starting to build. It seems that the word has spread about the incredible blue marlin bite out of Marina Casa de Campo, and more visiting boats are booking slips for this year’s March thru May blue marlin

season. The 621 blues released by boats fishing the 2013 season has definitely caught everyone’s attention! As a result, with the help and support of great sponsors we are preparing for an awesome, well attended fun filled tournament. Lodging - The luxurious Hotel Casa de Campo ( http://www. ) is offering special tournament rates for anglers and their guests attending the event. For reservations email: or call Miss Bibia Marte or Mrs. America Mena at 809-523-8734 or 809-523-8733. Be sure to mention you are attending the tournament. They offer a complete array of services including an elegant health spa and a host of other resort amenities. For those who are bringing their boats for the entire season our sponsors at Toy Box ( or https://www.face- ) have available long term luxury villa rentals, some with private dock at the marina. In addition they provide concierge services starting from golf cart rentals to get around the marina and the grounds, private plane or helicopter charters and all the way up to master chefs that will come to your boat or villa to prepare an unforgettable feast. Contact Mrs. Wendy Morales: or by phone at (809) 951-1598 or (829) 747- 8459. Dockage – If you have not booked your slip yet, please do so right away because the marina is filling up fast. For reservations email Frank Castillo: or Oscar Paredes: . You can also call them at (809) 523-2111. Tournament Registration – For information about the Blue Marlin Classic and team registration visit and click on the tournament logo on the left hand side of the main page, or email us at info@intlbillfishtourns. com . In addition, if you’re planning to attend the Miami International Boat Show (Feb 13th to 17th), you can get all the info and register at the Marina Casa de Campo booth 2224

in the Big Game Room. Hope to see you there. As with all of our events, part of the proceeds will be donated to local children’s charities. We look forward to the pleasure of your company at the Blue Marlin Classic and wish all competing participants much success during the tournament. Good fishing.

Divers 4 Heroes Honors Eleven Combat Wounded U.S. VeteransWith Memorable Scuba Diving Outing in Bimini By John Bell

Photo Credits Debbie Rivera/Divers 4 Heroes ALICE TOWN, BIMINI, THE BAHAMAS. Representing The Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps, eleven men recently entered an underwater realm of reefs, wrecks and sharks off the coast of Bimini where they maneuvered freely and for a moment, left troubled memories and disabilities at the dock. For the avid diver, it’s an endless debate on the top dive destinations, but what is not in debate is that Bimini consistently ends up on that list, and that the historic Bimini Big Game Club and Resort offers one of the best dive experiences in The Bahamas, an archipelago of 700 islands sweeping across 500 miles of open ocean. “Bimini has no shortage of great dive sites: Reefs, Wrecks, Walls, Drift Dives, our famous Atlantis Road and truly amazing Shark and Wild Dolphin Encounters - you name it,” said Michael Weber, General Manager of the 51-room Bimini Big Game Club Resort and Marina (, where the veterans stayed. “We’re also providing unique dive encounters early in 2014 with the elusive Great Hammerheads which annually congregate off our shores in Bimini.” Tiny Bimini, with some 1,500 permanent residents, was a short plane ride for the special unit of veterans departing from Fort Lauderdale. The flight, aboard Tropic Ocean Airways’ new Cessna Caravan Amphibian was a great start to the diving adventure.

“These were brothers and it was a privilege to provide them with the transportation,” said Tropic Ocean partner and founder Rob Ceravolo, a Navy Top Gun-rated fighter pilot. “Divers 4 Heroes is an outstanding organization and I was happy to be part of this trip.” Founded in Key West in 2007, the non-profit Diver 4 Heroes organization ( ) has served hundreds of warriors with all levels of abilities. It’s goal, according to Debbie Twillman, co-founder and executive director, is to introduce the gravity free environment of our underwater world to all warriors who have been injured—mind, body or spirit—with the use of SCUBA. “The therapeutic value to this type of program for wounded warriors is priceless,” said a Purple Heart Wounded Warrior. Working with dive operator Scotty Gray of Blue Iguana Charters and his team, Divers 4 Heroes provides all levels of instruction and training for certification. “No gravity, no ache, no pain….I’m freeeee,” wrote one Purple Heart recipient, who sought relief and a better quality of life through SCUBA. In Bimini, the group enjoyed the recently opened Bimini Bull Run ( at-the-dock shark cage encounter and several offshore dives, encountering a variety of Reef Sharks, Triggerfish and Sting Rays. “It was indescribable being in the water watching these beautiful, huge animals feed and interact with other sharks, and these amazing warriors swimming with them,” said Twillman, a DiveMaster from Lakeland, Florida. Twillman credited several partners making the Bimini trip possible: Wounded Warrior Project, Life Underwater, Tropic Ocean Airways, Rock Bottom Divers, Bimini Big Game Club Resort and Marina, Blue Iguana Charters, Oceanic Worldwide, Stuart’s Conch Shack, Regal Automotive, Dive Patch International, SDI (ScubaDivingInternational) and SeaLife Cameras.

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Palm Cay, The amenity-rich community in Nassau, Bahamas, continues to work towards their goal of providing an all-encompassing atmosphere with their most recent announcement of Billfish Grill, a brand new waterfront restaurant set to open in late February. Two experienced restaurateurs, Lise Watson-Russell and Peter Rounce, are opening Billfish Grill, making Palm Cay an even more desirable development among vacation home-seekers. Billfish Grill is an opportunity to do what they both label as a novel idea in Nassau – create a casual yet unique dining experience with exceptional food inside a family-friendly residential community known for its active social calendar, beach lifestyle and marina.

MARINE RESERVES ARE GOOD FOR FISHING AND THE ENVIRONMENT By Dr. Mart铆n Ar贸stegui Photos de Pat Ford Decades ago coastal communities around the world started noticing a decline in their fish populations. As the trend worsened considerable scientific research was carried out to learn about the causes and bring about possible solutions. Many factors have been identified; most importantly, environmental degradation, water pollution, climate change and overfishing. In order to bring about positive change, all must be addressed. Marine Reserves have been established all over the world to combat overfishing and to enhance the coastal marine environment. By definition, Marine Reserves are zones where all animals and plants have permanent protection and therefore cannot be removed. Marine Reserves have been proven scientifically to protect the coastal environment and at the same time enhance fisheries outside their borders. The future of our coastal environment may very well depend on the establishment of Marine Reserve networks throughout our coastlines. Reserves have already shown that they can be very effective environmental management tools in tropical and temperate zones.

Sebastian Fine Art & Music Festival Sebastian’s beautiful Riverview Park was the setting for the Sebastian Fine Art and Music Festival with more than 100 local professional artists and craftsmen along with musicians showcasing their talents.


By John Bell

Captain Chase Camacho, who learned to fish at the legendary Big Tuna Grounds off Montauk, Long Island and honed his skills off the Florida coast, has been named Tournament Director for a one-ofa-kind billfish tournament combining hard driving blue water action

with a chance to fish with the best of the best from the NFL. Camacho, though his Chase N Dreams Yacht Charters, has been offering blue water charters from Bimini since last April. Camacho will be recruiting competitive anglers for the two-day billfish tournament which will give them a shot at over $250,000 in prizes, a tremendous gift bag per angler, and a chance to fish with a Pro Football Hall of Fame Player or NFL Legend. “This is about as good as it gets,” said Camacho, who was voted one of the top five charter boat captains in South Florida. “Some great billfish action, the historic Bimini Big Game Club and camaraderie with guys who are gridiron legends.” The tournament will be based at the Bimini Big Game Resort and Marina in Alice Town—an internationally known destination for hosting top-of-class fishing tournaments for more than 50 years. Bimini, home base too many sport fishing legends, including Ernest Hemingway and western author Zane Grey, was recently ranked #3 in the top ten fisheries of the world by Sport Fishing Magazine. The tournament, according to Camacho, is open for up to four registered anglers per boat—just 22 boats total. “We’re already seeing a lot of interest,” noted Camacho. To register online go to and a brief tournament video overview can be viewed on the homepage. Several sponsorship levels are available including the Title sponsorship. The catch and release only tournament, which will adhere to IGFA Tournament rules, will target all billfish species, including Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Sailfish, Spearfish and Swordfish. Awards will be presented in the overall angler and team categories and additional awards will be given to the high point boat each day. For information on the Big Game Club Resort and Marina go to:

Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival The Frog Leg Festival Providing for the recreational needs of the children in Fellsmere

The Ibis painter

Nora Dominguez, an accomplished artist as been painting for the last 30 years. What started as a hobby transformed into serious art over the years. Dubbed “The Ibis Painter� by her family for her penchant for painting ibis, and other marine birds, her paintings are focused mostly on nature, birds, flowers, and marine scenes. However, no matter what the subject is, Nora captures the beauty and details of her subjects in her magnificent paintings. She has shown her art in several private showings, and has sold hundreds of paintings to private individuals. Her work graces homes in several countries, mainly in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Spain and Cuba. You can contact the artist at :

The House of Healing The House of Healing is a 501(c)3 non profit organization dedicated to using the expressive arts as a tool for empowering individuals with special needs. No child or person is turned away due to disability or age. Everyone deserves the same opportunities as those that are typical to explore and experience the arts as a tool for communication and self-expression. Most children with learning differences are visual learners and enjoy activities related to ocean life. The House of Healing provide the opportunity for children with disabilities, those typically developing and their families to participate, learn, and express themselves through the transformative power of the arts as a therapeutic healing tool, in a safe environment. For more information visit us at:

Roberto Guerra, creator of La Caja China, was presented on the Show “Martha Stewart presents: Secrets of great chefs Grill” which aired popular show on the Hallmark channel and lasted 60 minutes, in Stewart’s farm in New York. The show was attended by Guerra and five renowned chefs, who created and cooked a special recipe of barbecue with Martha Stewart for a private holiday that it celebrated in his farm. “Has been a pleasure working with Martha Stewart.” “It is a very nice person who has all my respect and friendship,” said Roberto Guerra.

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A graduate of Chemical Engineering and Doctor of Technical Sciences. Technology specialist in glass and ceramics. Developer of several scientific papers related to the industry of glass and ceramics. Computer systems engineer.

Dr. Martín Aróstegui

Travel and Exploration Director of Sol y Mar Magazine Travel and Exploration Director of Sol y Mar Magazine He is a medical doctor by profession who, for many years, worked as a specialist in emergency medicine. His life has been devoted also to professional fishing. Dr. Aróstegui, member of the Board of Trustees of the International Game & Fishing Association (IGFA), is the holder of more than 400 fishing world records, including 200 with fly-fishing equipment, and was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004. Dr. Arostegui is also a professional photographer specializing in fishing and nature. He is currently the Director of Travel and Exploration for our magazine, for which he travels to different regions of the world to capture with his lens the most beautiful images that human eyes have ever seen.

Pat Ford

Angling Photographer

Pat Ford is considered the best sport fishing photographer in the United States of America. He graduated as a lawyer from the Columbia University School of Law in 1965. He is currently a senior litigation lawyer in the courts of Florida, as well as a photographer with a passion for fishing. Pat Ford has traveled extensively throughout the world and has won 32 world records in several fishing tournaments held by the IGFA. He is the author of “The Best Fly-Fishing Trips Money Can Buy” which tells about different places he would rather go fishing with a fly hook.

Nick Faroy

Aviator and Aerial Professional Photographer A pilot for many years, specializing in aerial photography. The perspective of buildings and man-made structures, coupled with an appreciation of nature, inspire him to capture on aerial photos what his eyes behold from above so that others may enjoy them, too. His preference is to take aerial photos of coastal locations because they have a visual impact that is very special to him from a professional point of view. For Nick Faroy, rock formations and marine life are, indeed a impressive and beautiful scenes worthy of admiration.

Enrico Ghedini

Angler and fishing writer

Enrico Ghedini was born in 1974 and lives in Bologna, Italy. He is a globetrotter angler and a fishing writer with passion. He has traveled the four continents. He is a lure and fly angler mainly, but he also likes bottom fishing and live baiting. Enrico fishes in freshwater in Europe and Italy, and in salt and freshwater when traveling to tropical locations to target specific species. Enrico is involved in Their main activity is to organize lure-fishing tournaments to promote recreational angling among young people and to promote catch and release as well as ethical fishing techniques.

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Scientific Director of Sol y Mar Magazine

Information specialist for the Agency for Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration USA (NOAA). She has experience in scientific information, preparation of documents and scientific documentation, editing and reviewing scientific literature and finding information on specialized topics, among other things. She received a Masters in Biological Science from the University of Havana Cuba in 1980, a Masters in Marine Policy from theUniversity of Miami, Florida in 1997, as well as a Masters in Information from Florida State University in 1998.

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Steve Kantner A freelance writer, editor, and fishing personality whose byline has appeared in Fly Rod & Reel, Salt Water Sportsman, Fly Fishing in Salt Waters and numerous other outdoor publications. Steve also worked as a guide, while hosting a drive-time radio show. Plus, he’s appeared in a number of television episodes that showcased his particular specialty—fly fishing from land for inshore species. Steve just finished a book titled Landcaptain; the Secrets of Fishing South Florida on Foot for Wild River Press that’s due out later this year.

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