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.
01 June 2021

Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival to ‘Make Waves’ for Reef Protection

Divers and snorkelers can explore a portion of the continental United States’ only coral barrier reef while enjoying a sub-sea concert that promotes reef preservation Saturday, July 10, in the Lower Florida Keys.
05 May 2021

Coralpalooza 2021 to Combine Diving and Digital Days June 5-6

In recognition of World Oceans Day promoting ocean preservation, Key Largo’s Coral Restoration Foundation is hosting its annual Coralpalooza Saturday and Sunday, June 5-6. This year’s event is a combination of in-person reef diving and virtual learning.
20 April 2021

Trivia Contest Offers a Chance to Win a Coral Reef Discovery Trip to the Florida Keys

If exploring the continental United States’ only living coral barrier reef is on travelers’ bucket lists this summer, the “Florida Keys Reef Explorer” undersea adventure giveaway offers an ideal chance to win a trip to discover the dynamic ecosystem.
26 October 2020

Keys’ Coral Restoration Foundation Needs Hands-On Divers for Ordinarily ‘Hands-Off’ Coral Reefs

Impassioned divers return to the Florida Keys to find a deeper connection to the underwater environment, often turning a recreational hobby into productive missions to complete much-needed work during coral restoration dives.
23 September 2020

Florida Keys Earn Top Marks from Dive Magazine’s Readers

Readers of Scuba Diving magazine have named the Florida Keys & Key West among the World’s Best/Readers Choice Awards for 2020, ranking the island destination as either number one or in the top five in several dive categories.
13 August 2020

Divers Can Help Keys’ Ocean Ecosystem and ‘Take a Bite Out of Lionfish’ During REEF’s Upper Keys Derby

Divers can help preserve the Florida Keys’ native reef fish populations during the fun, socially distanced Reef Environmental Education Foundation 2020 Lionfish Derby. Scheduled Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 10-13, the derby challenges participants to capture and remove as many non-native lionfish as possible from Keys waters.
10 March 2020

Underwater Bunny to Stage Subsea Egg Hunt April 12 in the Florida Keys

Divers and snorkelers can support a Florida Keys charity while they “egg-splore” the clear, warm waters off Islamorada during the annual Underwater Easter Egg Hunt set for Sunday, April 12.
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.”