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 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. 
05 October 2022

Divers Go Deep for Key Largo’s Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest Oct. 29

Divers should pack their pumpkin carving tools when they gear up for the 24th annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest set for Saturday, Oct. 29, in Key Largo waters.
20 September 2022

Florida Keys Tourism Council Releases New Dive Safety Video

To encourage safe and responsible diving in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, the Monroe County Tourist Development Council, the official destination marketing organization for the Florida Keys & Key West, has released a “Dive Safely in the Florida Keys” video.
29 August 2022

Florida Keys are Featured Destination for New Dive Television Show

The Florida Keys are slated to be featured on the new recreational diving show, “Destination Dive,” set to premiere on Discovery Sunday, Sept. 4, at 7:30 a.m. ET/PT.
08 June 2022

Florida Keys Lionfish Derby & Festival Set For Sept. 8-11 in Islamorada

Divers can vie for prize money while helping preserve native reef fish populations during the 13th annual Florida Keys Lionfish Derby & Festival. Scheduled Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 8-11, the fun and competitive event is sponsored by the Reef Environmental Education Foundation.
17 May 2022

Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival to Promote Reef Protection

Divers and snorkelers can promote reef protection and explore the continental United States’ only living coral barrier reef during a one-of-a-kind underwater concert scheduled Saturday, July 9.
10 May 2022

Florida Keys Dive Trip Giveaway to Commemorate ‘Sink Anniversary’ of Spiegel Grove

On May 17, 2002, a retired 510-foot Navy Landing Ship Dock named Spiegel Grove was sunk off Key Largo to become the backbone of a new ecosystem 6 miles offshore, providing sanctuary to hundreds of aquatic species.