My long term partner and I have constantly wanted to go visit the Western manatees in their natural habitat. Luckily, my long term partner and I live in a place where manatees flock while every one of us were in the midst of frigid weather. During the Winter stretch of December through February, a very high number of manatees come into the natural Springs for warmth. Since the Spring temperature is usually between 71 or 66 degrees, it is much warmer than the gulf or Atlantic Waters. The manatees tend to settle into the Springs, where they are safe and warm. This year, my partner surprised myself and others with a fun trip to dive with the manatees. She booked the trip early, so every one of us could avoid paying higher fees. The weekend of our dive was extremely cold. Both of us left for the first snorkels at the break of dawn, and the outdoor temperature was 27 degrees. Both of our afternoons where are filled with temperatures that never reached forty. Luckily, the dive boat had a battery operated heating system and sizzling chocolate. The little boat had a heated enclosed area, where are every one of us could stand and sip sizzling hot chocolate, coffee, or sizzling hot tea. They also offered a number of pastries, muffins, and breads. A battery operated heating system was the biggest piece of heating component that I have ever personally seen. I asked the boat teacher why they used something battery operated, and they told us it was much safer on the boat. The battery operated oil oil furnaces didn’t require fuel, in the event of any on-board emergency. I know the reasons made sense; Our entire trip was a smashing and charming success, and every one of us took thousands of pictures. I’m still reeling from the grand adventure.