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Mermaids to Gather in Beachfront Town While Scuba Diver Stays Underwater 55 Hours.

  (September 03, 2014)
Mermaids to Gather in Beachfront Town While Scuba Diver Stays Underwater 55 Hours.

Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL (PRWEB) September 03, 2014

Mermaids are a very popular subject of myths and legend. The town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea will be the site for the inaugural "Mermaids By The Sea Gathering" September 17th to September 21st 2014.

The Mermaid Gathering was established to provide a beautiful, comfortable and secure place for "mermaids" from around the world to gather together to meet, greet and make new mer-friends in a gorgeous beachfront tropical setting.

Lauderdale-By-The-Sea has all of the best elements; a small town retaining the old Florida style with low-rise buildings set along quaint and charming streets. The beaches of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea are some of the best in Florida; while the town has plenty of areas to sit oceanside in full tails permitting mermaids to feel totally at home in a relaxed and comfortable seaside setting. The town holds the distinction of being the shore diving capital of South Florida as it has a living coral reef just 100 yards off the beach so any mermaid can easily swim out to our reef and absorb the Oceans energy and mingle with its inhabitants. It also boasts about having the only Biorock artificial reef system in the United States.

Allen The Grouper Sherrod returns will attempt to reclaim his World Record for the Longest Open Saltwater SCUBA dive he originally set here in 2011. The Grouper will attempt to set a new record of 55 hours underwater. His attempt will be broadcast in a live streaming format from his location on the reef 24/7 over the internet so millions of people around the world can watch and be a part of this amazing record breaking event. There will also be an underwater in tails wedding ceremony between The Grouper and Mermaid Queen Barbara Wynns at 11:11 AM on Friday the 19th with a large Mermaid wedding party in attendance.

To add to the excitement, in attendance this year will be Eric Ducharme The Mertailor, author Carolyn Turgeon and international award winning photographer Andreas Franke will attend this year to present his exhibit of the magical undersea art of The Sinking World of Andreas Franke.

Windjammer Resort is excited to be hosting this amazingly unique event. Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, with its natural beauty, relaxed atmosphere and live coral reef makes it a natural fit for mermaids, divers and Ocean lovers to get together. This years Mermaids By The Sea Gathering promises to be an exciting event with fun for all and the World Record dive will attract international attention. said John Boutin, General Manager of Windjammer Resort.
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For reservations and to join in this event contact the Windjammer Resort at 1-954-776-4232.

The Windjammer Resort is the official hotel of this event and is a Florida Superior Small Lodging Association member property.

About Windjammer Resort
Windjammer Resort Hotel is located away from the crowds and set on a wide palm-lined beach. Modern suites, all with kitchens, provide guests with superb views of the Atlantic Ocean and direct access to the beach. One block away is the center of activity in the charming and secure seaside town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, on the east side of Fort Lauderdale.
Relaxation and comfort are assured on the pristine un-crowded beach and at our two heated pools. Windjammer is known as an extremely well maintained facility with a friendly staff and super-clean apartments. In fact, our beachfront property is recipient of the White Glove Award from the Superior Small Lodging Association 10 years in a row!
Unique to the Windjammer Resort Hotel is that from our beach you can snorkel or dive to a renowned coral reef, walk to the best fishing/sightseeing pier in South Florida and to a variety of shopping, restaurants and bars nearby.
Experience Windjammer, where oceanfront relaxation is at its best.

About The Superior Small Lodging Association
The Superior Small Lodging Association (SSLA) is a non-profit association of independently owned and managed boutique Inns, B&Bs and hotels throughout the State of Florida with fewer than 50 rooms. Established in 1989 to bring brand awareness to the smaller boutique lodgings as an alternative to the large corporate branded hotel chains, the Superior Small Lodging Brand has come to represent a partnership of unique lodging properties offering a high level of service, comfort and cleanliness at competitive rates. Each year our members properties are inspected by an independent inspection company and those that meet specific cleanliness standards are recognized with our White Glove Award for cleanliness. Excellence in quality and service are also recognized. With approximately 170 member properties representing almost 3,000 hotel rooms, time shares and vacation rentals throughout the State of Florida the success of the Superior Small Lodging program is undisputed and gives prospective guests the comfort of knowing that when they book a Superior Small Lodging property they can be assured of a high standard of excellence.

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