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Your Best Spot: Lauderdale-By-the-Sea

If discovering treasures is what you're after, instead of hopping on a plane or train this summer, why not board a boat to see some of the local treasures offshore? The dive balls off Anglin's Pier in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea mark some of the most spectacular and diversified marine life along the southeast coast. Throughout 30 years of local diving, this location has been our favorite. Just 30 feet below the surface all of the world disappears behind us as we succumb to the sound of our own bubbles. Tucked in crevasses within the rock and coral walls of the second reef are sea urchins, as well as green moray eels, lobsters hiding from predators, octopus darting from daytime hiding places, and even Goliath grouper. Around every turn awaits a treasure for the underwater explorer. Lois Booth Pompano Beach TELL USDo you have a favorite little-known place? You can share it here in Your Best Spot. Write a short paragraph or two about your find, anything from a cafe or a festival to an unsung town or attraction. Include name, address, phone number, Web site and (if applicable) prices. Include a photo if you have one. Then send it to Travel Editor Thomas Swick at tswick@sun-sentinel.com; or Travel Editor, Sun-Sentinel, 200 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2293. S-S
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