News releases regarding Florida Keys diving and the Vandenberg Artificial Reef project. Vandenberg photos and video can be found in the Digital Media Assets section of this Web site.
22 July 2019

REEF’s 2019 Lionfish Derby Series Concludes Sept. 13-15 in Islamorada

Divers can participate in the final leg of Reef Environmental Education Foundation’s 2019 Florida Lionfish Derby Series Friday through Sunday, Sept. 13-15, in the Upper Keys.
03 July 2019

Annual Coral Spawn Reproduction Represents Circle of Life Along Florida Keys Reefs

The hard corals of the Florida Keys reefs have spent eons developing a simple system to perpetuate the species, one of nature’s mysteries that works without human intervention or complete understanding.
17 June 2019

Diving With a Purpose Exhibit Premieres at Islamorada’s History of Dive Museum

Together with the nonprofit Diving With a Purpose and the National Association of Black Scuba Divers organizations, Islamorada’s History of Diving Museum recently premiered a featured exhibit called “Restoring Our Oceans, Preserving Our Heritage.”
27 May 2019

Divers Commemorate Memorial Day and Key West Artificial Reef's 10th Anniversary

A huge American flag was unfurled underwater Monday, to mark Memorial Day and the 10th anniversary of the intentional sinking of a former military ship in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
25 May 2019

New Underwater Art Exhibition Debuts on Key West Artificial Reef

A team of divers Saturday finished placing a series of artworks on an intentionally sunken ship in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
14 May 2019

Andreas Franke to Premiere New ‘Sinking World’ Art Exhibit at Vandenberg 10-Year Anniversary

Austrian art photographer Andreas Franke is to premier a second series of his famed “The Sinking World” on the Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg during the shipwreck’s 10-year sinking anniversary celebration set for May 23-27 in Key West.
26 April 2019

Vandenberg Celebrates 10 Years as Florida Keys Artificial Reef

Properly prepared artificial reefs help take human pressure off natural coral reefs, providing alternative structures for scuba divers to explore as well as additional marine habitats. They increase species populations and provide a platform for education and research, while preserving the history and heritage of the vessel.
21 March 2019

Big Bunny to Stage Underwater Easter Egg Hunt April 21 in the Florida Keys

Divers and snorkelers visiting the Florida Keys can become deep-sea “egg-splorers” while supporting a Keys charity during the 2019 Underwater Easter Egg Hunt. The 24th annual event is to be staged Easter Sunday, April 21, in warm waters off Islamorada.
15 October 2018

Divers Carve Pumpkins Underwater in Florida Keys

With their favorite marine creatures in mind, a creative group of scuba divers submerged 30 feet beneath the surface in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary to pare subsea jack-o-lanterns — all competing in the annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving contest that took place Sunday in the waters off Key Largo.