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Coral Restoration JAN 2024
Coral Restoration JAN 2024

Sat, Jan 20


Captain Hook's Big Pine

Coral Restoration JAN 2024

Help us restore our hometown reefs! They need our help now, more than ever. We are partnering with Scubapro and Mote Marine Laboratory to bring you even more reef restoration trips. How exciting!

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Time & Location

Jan 20, 2024, 8:00 AM – Jan 21, 2024, 5:00 PM

Captain Hook's Big Pine, 29675 Overseas Hwy, Big Pine Key, FL 33043, USA


About the event

Help save our planet!

Coral reefs are some of the most important ecosystems on the planet. They support more species per square meter than any other environment. These delicate habitats include some 4,000 species of fish, 800 species of hard coral, and millions of microorganisms. Our goal at Black Flag Dive Center is to get the information out to the divers so they are aware of the challenges that the Florida Keys reef systems face daily. We hope every diver participates in some Looe Key nursery dives and area coral planting!

This event participates in the SCUBAPRO + Mote Marine Lab reef restoration program. Participants will not only gain more diving skills but will also be eligible for a specialty certification, NAUI Coral Restoration Diver as well as a Scubapro + Mote certification card. Divers will learn about the biology of corals, the importance of the Florida Reef tract, how corals are grown in the labs, how to clean coral trees and structures without causing damage, how to fragment corals, how to cut corals, how to out plant, and how to set anchors in the nurseries for future structures through a short lecture and hands-on course.. Upon completion divers will be taken to the nurseries and do the work they just learned about during the lecture and course work. If you don't want to take the advanced course but still want to dive, you can elect to participate in a two-tank reef dive on Sunday instead.

**MUST be Open Water Certified Diver**

The Florida Reef tract needs your help to continue the progress that has been made!

Price Includes:

Presentation on Coral Reef Ecology

Coral Fragmenting & Nursery Maintenance Training

Coral Restoration Diver Lecture

Coral Restoration Dives (2)

Looe Key Boat Dives (2)

Coral Restoration Diver Card

Tanks & Weights

Does Not Include:

Travel/Stay accommodations


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