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.
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.
28 September 2018

Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest Set for Oct. 14 in Key Largo

Divers can compete to wow judges with jolly jack-o-lanterns during the lighthearted 2018 Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest scheduled Sunday, Oct. 14, in waters off Key Largo.
21 August 2018

Key Largo’s Annual REEF Fest to Celebrate Florida Keys Marine Conservation

Ocean lovers who enjoy diving, snorkeling, paddleboarding, kayaking or glass-bottom boat tours are invited to explore and learn more about Florida Keys coral reefs during the annual REEF Fest, Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 20-23, in Key Largo.
09 July 2018

Keys Underwater Music Festival Spotlights Coral Reef Protection

A unique sub-sea concert had about 400 divers and snorkelers rocking this past weekend as they explored part of the continental United States' only living coral barrier reef.
19 June 2018

Florida Keys Reefs’ Annual Reproduction is a Fantastical Underwater Occurrence

Night divers soon can submerge on Florida Keys reefs for a chance to witness a fascinating yet fragile underwater reproductive phenomenon that occurs when coral polyps release millions of gametes (eggs and sperm) in synchronized mass-spawning rituals.