Someone asked me that question the other day. They were implying that there were much more exotic places to go. My answer was well…. a lot of reasons. The Florida Keys are close. There are a lot of neat dive sites and a lot of history. They are as far south as you can go and still be in the USA. Key West is a fun town with something for everyone. Diving here supports local businesses in a tough economy. Medical help (if needed) is very close. There are many more reasons, but how many do you need for an excuse to DIVE? COME ON DOWN!!!