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Underwater Festival Florida

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Every July, Florida hosts a unique underwater festival that draws in nearly five hundred divers and snorkelers from all around the world.  These dive and music lovers enjoy the harmonious fusion of music, marine life and coral reef beauty.  The annual underwater festival is held in the Looe Key Reef in the US. While it might be referred to as a concert, the musicians don't actually play physical instruments. They pantomime playing to the music that resonates through special underwater speakers. A local radio station organizes it and speakers bring the sounds under water for four hours.

The festival is the only place on earth where divers can listen to music under water. As for the musical line-up, it's of course marine-themed, featuring tracks like 'Octopus' Garden' by The Beatles, music from Disney's 'The Little Mermaid,' the theme song from 'Flipper,' and more. The event is also a rallying point to protect and preserve Florida's coral reefs, particularly around the Key Islands.

Where to stay

If you are looking for an exceptional hotel in Florida Keys and you are not on a budget we recommend Sunset Key Cottages. The service was great beyond words. It's one of the most amazing places we have ever seen. The mini houses are very beautiful and super comfortable. The restaurant is the most sensational of Key West. On they get an average rating of 9.0.

This article was last updated on August 04, 2023.