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.
21 September 2023

Ocean Lovers Can Dive, Snorkel and Kayak Oct. 19-22 at Florida Keys’ REEF Fest

Ocean lovers who enjoy diving, snorkeling and kayaking eco-tours can explore and learn about the latest in Florida Keys marine conservation during the annual 

25 July 2023

“Destination Dive” Television Shows Set for Broadcast on Discovery

Following the airing of a successful television pilot in 2022, a five-episode series of “Destination Dive” is slated for broadcast on Discovery each Sunday from Aug. 6 through Sept. 3.
24 July 2023

Florida Keys Lionfish Derby & Festival Set for Sept. 7-10 in Islamorada

Divers can vie for prize money while helping preserve native reef fish populations during the 14th annual Florida Keys Lionfish Derby & Festival. Scheduled Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 7-10, the fun and competitive event is sponsored by Reef Environmental Education Foundation.
08 July 2023

Keys Video Advisory - Reef Protection Highlights Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival

A one-of-a-kind undersea concert spotlighted reef protection Saturday while entertaining divers and snorkelers in Florida Keys waters -- home to the continental United States’ only living coral barrier reef.
20 June 2023

Visitors Dive in to Rebuild Islamorada’s Coral Reefs

Divers visiting the Florida Keys who want to do more than observe the only coral barrier reef in the continental United States can serve as citizen scientists by planting nursery-raised coral to help replenish the reef ecosystem.
09 June 2023

Keys Video Advisory - Marine Researcher Resurfaces After 100-Day Mission in Florida Keys

Diving explorer and medical researcher Dr. Joseph Dituri (pronounced Dee-TUR-ee) surfaced Friday after living underwater for 100 days while carrying out a scientific research mission in a Florida Keys marine habitat. 

22 May 2023

Reef Protection to Highlight Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival July 8

 A one-of-a-kind underwater concert is to promote reef protection as it entertains divers and snorkelers Saturday, July 8, in the waters off the Lower Florida Keys.
26 April 2023

Lower Keys Adolphus Busch Shipwreck Turns 25

Among the Florida Keys’ dozens of shipwreck and artificial reef sites is a Lower Keys gem — the 210-foot Adolphus Busch Sr. wreck. Intentionally sunk Dec. 5, 1998, the vessel marks 25 years underwater in 2023.
03 January 2023

Divers Help Florida Keys Coral Restoration

Conservation-minded divers interested in aiding in reef restoration in the Florida Keys can join marine scientists during hands-on coral restoration dive trips. These ecotourism experiences enable Keys visitors to connect with the area’s underwater ecosystem and actively play a role in protecting coral reefs for future generations.
22 December 2022

Keys Video Advisory - Santa Claus Spotted Diving in Florida Keys

A scuba diving Santa Claus was spotted Thursday in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary enjoying some relaxation with an elfish helper before the upcoming holidays.