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.
18 February 2022

Coral Reef Protection Tips for Responsible Divers

One of nature’s greatest wonders is a living coral barrier reef, and the Florida Keys island chain is home to the only one in the continental United States. The teeming backbone of marine life runs the length of the Keys about 5 miles offshore, and can engender memories that last a lifetime for visiting divers and snorkelers.
21 December 2021

Keys Video Advisory - Santa Claus Spotted Diving in the Florida Keys

A scuba diving Santa Claus was spotted Monday in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary enjoying some relaxation with an elfish helper before the upcoming holidays. 
18 November 2021

Islamorada’s I.CARE: A Community-based Approach to Reef Restoration

Coral reefs are considered the rainforests of the oceans, supporting marine life, protecting shorelines and providing food and economic benefits to humans. Along with thousands of the world’s ocean advocates, recreational divers interested in volunteering can participate in protecting this resource through coral restoration.

14 October 2021

Dive a ‘Movie-Star’ Shipwreck, Restore Corals in the Lower Keys

The largest shipwreck available for sport diving in the Lower Keys remains a popular stop on the Florida Keys Wreck Trek for divers and a relatively easy introduction to wreck diving for the novice.
18 September 2021

Video Advisory - Florida Keys Underwater Music Festival Spotlights Coral Reef Protection

Divers and snorkelers explored part of the continental United States’ only living coral barrier reef Saturday, while rocking to a sub-sea concert staged to encourage reef protection and eco-conscious diving.
11 August 2021

Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival to Spotlight Reef Protection Sept. 18

A one-of-a-kind underwater concert is to spotlight reef protection while intriguing divers and snorkelers Saturday, Sept. 18, in the Florida Keys — home to the continental United States’ only coral barrier reef.
04 August 2021

Florida Keys Lionfish Derby & Festival Slated Sept. 9-12 in Islamorada

Divers can vie for prize money while helping preserve native reef fish populations during a fun, competitive Florida Keys Lionfish Derby & Festival Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 9-12, sponsored by Reef Environmental Education Foundation.
20 July 2021

Synchronized Spawning Creates New Life for Coral Reefs in the Florida Keys

Divers interested in viewing the underwater phenomenon of coral spawning can join Florida Keys dive operators during select coral spawning charters — twilight trips to shallow reefs on or around the full moons in August and September to watch the reproductive action along the continental United States’ only living coral barrier reef.
14 July 2021

Florida Keys Launch Public Awareness Campaign Ahead of Spiny Lobster Sport Season

An extensive public awareness initiative has begun to help leisure Florida Keys travelers and residents have an enjoyable, safe and non-impacting experience during both the two-day lobster sport season and the traditional lobster harvesting season.
21 June 2021

Explore Scuba in Mainstream Movies, Music and More in ‘Diving in Pop Culture’ Museum Exhibit

In Islamorada, the History of Diving Museum’s newest exhibit titled “Diving in Pop Culture” is on display through Dec. 31, and explores the underwater world as portrayed in advertising, entertainment and mainstream culture.