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    Turtle Hospital

    by Ericasmurf99 Updated Jul 5, 2008

    The Turtle Hospital is a really neat way to learn and get close to some turtles. They start the tour with a very nice power point presentation (not boring I promise) describing the various types of turtles found in FL waters. They also explain the history of the Turtle Hospital and describe what they do. We then got to tour the surgery room and even saw a turtle being examined for Fibormayouses (turtle cancer). The best part is going out to the turtle housing area to meet and feed the turtles. Those loggerheads are HUGE! They keep the really sick ones that require daily medicine in the circle pools, and the permemant residents live in the bigger pool area. If they are a perminant resident, that means something was so wrong that they wouldn't be safe if they were released back into the wild. Typically, all turtles that arrive at the hospital get released with a clean bill of health.

    Kudos to all the volonteers to come over and share their vet skills and knowledge with these turtles!

    ADMISSION
    Adult: $15.00
    Children (4-12 years old): $7.50

    HOURS OF OPERATION
    Tours run daily at 10am, 1pm and 4pm

    Guide explaining the injuries from a propeler Baby turtle Turtles In front of Turtle Hositpal Turtle who can't dive; always floating
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    Snorkeling

    by suzannebowser Written May 21, 2007

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    From Marathon, we rented a boat and motored out to the Sombrero Lighthouse to do some snorkeling. It was a little rough being out that far, but the fish were beautiful. We saw several large barracuda and even a 6-7 foot shark.

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  • The Ultimate Dive - The Brass Monkey

    by marie_joy Updated Feb 8, 2006

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    There is no no bigger dive bar than the brass monkey. Dive bar may not even be the right catagory - a new one would have to be created. Something you can't explain, you just have to go for yourself. They do have live entertainment though, and they are open the latest on marathon. I have actually had a great time there before but other times it was too much and didn't stay long. It is not for everyone but it's quite the spectacle to see.

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    • Budget Travel

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Marathon has a museum, a Big Bridge, a turtle hospital, and Sombrero Beach.  But most people come for boating and fishing, diving or snorkeling - those are the primary activities in Marathon...

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