Welcome to the THERAPY-IV Deep Sea Fishing Blog. Captain Stan Saffan and his crew of deep sea sportfishing experts have been fishing the South Florida waters for over 40 years, providing private and shared deep sea and Biscayne Bay charter boat experiences of a lifetime to thousands of people that have had a chance to fish with them. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first time fishing in Miami or you are a master big game monster catcher, you can count on the THERAPY-IV to make your day at sea a memorable one.

We would also love to hear from you! Whether your Deep Sea Fishing Experience was with us or on your own, tell us about it! This will be a place to discuss all things Sports Fishing! Everything from products to techniques, we want to hear it all! I look forward to hearing from all you avid Deep Sea Fishermen out there!

Go get 'em!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Why We Make New Year's Resolutions

As we bring in the new year and think about what we would like to accomplish in 2015, some of us participate in the tradition of making New Year's resolutions. The THERAPY-IV would like to look at where the tradition of making New Year's resolutions comes from. 

We know that all through history, all over the world, there have always been traditions that celebrate the beginning of a new year or season with a specific focus on renewal and rebirth. Though, the idea of having new year's resolutions to make improvements in your life, may be a mostly American tradition. 

According to sociologist, Isidor Thorner, in Oxford Journal in 1951, the tradition of making new year's resolutions started with Protestantism and the British background of the country. According to Thorner's today's New Year's resolutions are a more relaxed version of what they originated with the Protestants.

Thorne also found that countries that are English Speaking with a Protestant background like Australia, England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and South Africa had traditions of making New Year's Resolutions.

When the tradition of New Year's resolutions began, people's resolutions were more spiritual and new year's eve most likely consisted of a service to welcome in the new year. Nowadays, instead of spiritual type resolutions, we are more likely to make resolutions have to do with getting healthier. It seems that even in our recent past, in the 1940s in this country, resolutions were a bit more spiritual, with a top resolution being to "improve my disposition, be more understanding, control my temper," while those polled last year said that their top resolutions were about losing weight. 

As we see, times have changed and we at The THERAPY-IV, offering Miami Deep Sea Fishing, hope that this new year brings healthy choices as well as a great deposition. To learn more about Miami Beach Deep Sea Fishing, contact us at (305)945-1578 or info@therapy4.com.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

How to Survive and Enjoy Being Home for the Holidays

At The THERAPY-IV, we know that the holidays can be a busy and often stressful affair, especially if you are visiting family from out of town. That is why we wanted to offer a few suggestions on how to survive and enjoy coming home for the holidays.

One great idea is to prepare for coming home for the holidays, since you know better than anyone the situations that repeat themselves around the dinner table at home. For instance, if you know the person mainly in charge of the preparation of the food is not the best cook, you can consider bringing your own dish of something you know everyone will enjoy. Plus, if you know that there are certain topics that usually cause an uprising around your family, it may also be a good idea to let everyone know that there is a ban on those topics, for a fun and peaceful time.

It's also important to remember that no matter how much you prepare, unexpected topics and things come up and the best thing you can do in these situations is to have a sense of humor in these times and choosing to see the good, which just feels better than the alternative.

Also, as the year comes to an end this is an especially popular time for people to compare their lives to where they were last holiday season and where they think they should be in their lives and you wouldn't be alone in feeling this as everyone is disappointed with some areas of their lives. Though, it is great to take the opportunity of the end of the year to start doing the things that are important to you or stop placing a lot of self judgement. Also, when you share with others at home, it's great to listen and enjoy the time spent and focus on that.

We hope that we have given you some great ideas on how to survive and enjoy going home for the holidays. With the weather in South Florida being lovely this time of year, why not consider a Miami Deep Sea Fishing trip with friends and family for the holidays? For more information on Miami Beach Deep Sea Fishing, contact us for more information at (305) 945-1578 or info@therapy4.com.

Friday, December 19, 2014

A Warm Thank You to the THERAPY-IV from a Military Hero

The THERAPY-IV loves getting feedback from our customers, especially the many armed forces personnel that we regularly service. That is why we were thrilled to receive a beautifully written letter by Paul Phillips, Colonel in the U.S. Army Medical Corps.  Col. Phillips and his family were in Miami for a Christmas family get together, which was long overdue due to a summer deployment to Afghanistan with his Army medical unit. One of our charter boats had the honor of hosting this unforgettable experience.

As a surgeon, Col. Philips risks his life caring for wounded soldiers in the front lines, often treating life-threatening wounds. His service to his country is deeply admirable, and we were happy to pay our respects and show our gratitude by providing the Miami Deep Sea Fishing imaginable. 

In his own words, "We were fortunate to land several good sized Kings and some others, but it was topped off by my oldest landing a 90 inch sailfish. By far the largest fish that any of us had ever taken. What a thrill to see and experience their joy in the simple pleasures of bringing in their fish into the boat."  We were deeply moved by this experience. Needless to say, The THERAPY-IV is proud to have given a memorable fishing adventure to Paul and his loved ones. We are honored to serve the men and women who dedicate their lives to our country. 

If you would like to enjoy our award-winning Miami Beach Deep Sea Fishing services, please contact (305) 945-1578 or info@therapy4.com

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Origins of the word Chanukah

As Chanukah begins, we at THERAPY-IV would like to look at the meaning of the actual word Chanukah and the origin of the most well-known Jewish holiday.

The name Chanukah was given to remember how Jewish fighters rested from battling against Syrian-Greeks on the 25th of Kislev. The Hebrew word "chein" means grace, so the the word Chanukah could be made to show that the Jewish warriors experienced grace on the 25th of Kislev.

This battle was during the 2nd century BCE and it was a victory of a small, and largely outnumbered army of Jewish warriors that were known as Maccabees, they battled with a powerful Greek army that was occupying the Holy Land. This rebellion was a reaction to the attempt of the Greeks to force a Hellenistic lifestyle on the Jewish residents of Israel. 

During this time, the kindling of a seven branched Menorah was a very crucial part of the daily services in the Holy Temple. So while the Maccabees were able to liberate the Temple from the Greeks, they found olive oil that was enough to fuel the Menorah. Though it was only enough to light the Menorah for one day and it would take eight days to produce new pure oil, but surprisingly the oil burned for eight days and nights.

We at The THERAPY-IV wish you a happy Chanukah and happy holidays. If you would like information on Miami Deep Sea Fishing, you can contact us at 305-945-1578. We specialize on Miami Beach Deep Sea Fishing as we charter boats offering many amenities and accommodations with an experienced crew that will support you every step of the way to offer you an unforgettably fun experience out at sea. Contact us for a great fishing experience, particularly to take advantage of this great Miami weather at this time of year.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Perfect Holiday Gift From The THERAPY-IV

It is always difficult to chose unique gifts for the people in your life for the holidays, especially when trying to find something truly special for the loved one. Here at THERAPY-IV, we are offering a gift card to charter a boat with Therapy-IV for a truly unique gift.

Giving the gift of an experience rather than a material good is always a special gift, especially if that experience matches the personality or interests of the gift receiver. If you have someone on your list that has shown interest in chartering a boat for a first time fishing adventure or you know an avid fisherman who would enjoy nothing more than what we at Therapy-IV offer, this would be a great gift. This is also a great gift if perhaps you want to give someone a gift of a new experience that they may enjoy.

A gift card with Therapy-IV can also be used for you to make a memory and share an experience with a loved one or loved ones. You will truly surprise with this type of gift.

We at Therapy-IV wish you and yours happy holidays. If you wish to give the gift of a Miami Deep Sea Fishing Charter Boat experience, you can contact us at (305) 945-1578, we specialize in Miami Beach Deep Sea Fishing.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Wintertime Deep Sea Fishing in Miami Beach Before Christmas!

South Florida is known to have great weather all year around, but the weather during the winter season is particularly ideal for Miami Deep Sea Fishing as the marine life is much more plentiful than any other time during the year. Deep sea fishing is a particularly great idea for an activity right before Christmas time.

As deep sea fishing enthusiasts know, many types of baitfish, like sardines and mullet start migrating in huge numbers through the South Florida area. Following the fish will be a variety of different predators that make for great catches, these include kingfishes, mackerel, dolphin (mahi mahi), tunas, bonitas, wahoos, sailfish, and even sharks.

During this season, the variety of possible catches offers something for everyone at every level, whether it is an easy catch, a large catch or one rare catch. Also, during this great season, no matter what your skill level is, if you chose to charter a boat with Therapy-IV, the team at Therapy-IV will be with you and support you along the way.

With Therapy-IV, you will be equipped with a state of the art Miami Deep Sea Charter Fishing Boat which will be filled with the latest gear and equipment for any type of catch. Equipment includes large outriggers for spacing baits apart, a large flying bridge with a captain's chair and two fighting chairs. The cockpit is equipped with four fighting chairs, two live bait tanks, and a giant transform door, great for big catches.

You can also enjoy great amenities like an air conditioned lounge, a bar, an indoor theater with stereo and satellite radio, a bathroom and more. Our boats and services offer an exclusive, top notch experience, there is no wonder why Therapy-IV has been Miami Beach's number one activity on TripAdvisor for several years.

To learn more about Therapy-IV and Miami Beach Deep Sea Fishing you can contact 305-945-1578.

Friday, December 5, 2014

THERAPY-IV Remembers Pearl Harbor Day

Today, Pearl Harbor is the topic of many documentaries, dramatic productions, books and articles; and his Sunday, marks the anniversary of this historic event with cities all over the country remembering and honoring the heroes of that historic day.

December 7, 1941 marked the beginning of World War II for the United States and became a landmark period in U.S. history. Pearl Harbor, located on the Island of O'ahu, Hawaii (at the time a territory of the U.S.), was attacked by the Japanese Imperial Navy at 8 a.m., on a Sunday morning, December 7, 1941.

This was a surprise attack that was orchestrated by the Japanese Admiral, Isoroku Yamamoto with 353 Japanese aircraft that was led by Commander Mitsuo Fuchida. This attack started with six aircraft carriers and was followed by 24 supporting vessels. Also, a group of submarines was prepared to sink American warships that escaped the Japanese carrier attack. The reason for the attack was to disable U.S. naval in the Pacific so that Japan could take over this land.

This attack has become part of the consciousness of Americans more intensely than any other single event. During World War II, Pearl Harbor was a big focus point with posters, popular songs and other media. Plus, regular memorial services were held and flags from the Capitol and White House were flown over fallen enemy capital cities.

We at Therapy IV, specializing in Miami Deep Sea Fishing, remember and pay our respects to this very difficult time in our history and we believe that it is important to see where we've been and where we are going. There were many who demonstrated their heroism on this day and it's great to take the time to honor them.

To learn more about Miami Beach Deep Sea Fishing Charter Boat, you can contact THERAPY-IV by calling 305-945-1578 or email info@therapy4.com.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Captain Stan is Excited for Art Basel!

South Florida is about to get even more exciting this week during Art Basel, officially starting December 4-7 and it seems everyone is getting in on the action of this ever evolving art filled week.

The main event, Art Basel Miami Beach in the Miami Beach Convention Center, is bigger than ever this year. The annual art fair will feature 267 of the best galleries from around the world selected from 31 countries that represent North America, Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Asia with up to 90 galleries from New York that will showcase the work of over 2,000 artists.

This year, 60,000 visitors are expected to arrive for Art Basel and 1,500 journalists are also expected to roam our art filled city. Last year's numbers included 60,000 visitors with about 15,000 of those visitors coming from metropolitan centers like New York and European cities.

Last year, a popular feature of the Art Basel program was Public, an outdoor sculpture showcase that was put together by Public Art Fund director and chief curator, Nicholas Baume. Baume is back this year with this free outdoor program at Miami Beach's Collins Park featuring the theme of "Fieldwork" that will include 26 large scale and site specific installations by prominent and up and coming artists from 13 countries.

Another great feature of this year's Art Basel is the Film sector curated by David Gryn with the theme of playfulness. There will be a selection of over 70 films and videos by international artists which will be screened at SoundScape Park, which has a 7,000 square foot outdoor projection wall that is part of the New World Center, this program is also free to the public.

We hope you enjoy this very exciting time in South Florida. For information on Miami Deep Sea Fishing adventures on the Haulover Marina, you can contact THERAPY-IV by calling 305-945-1578 or email info@therapy4.com.