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Coral Restoration MAY 2024
Coral Restoration MAY 2024

Sat, May 04

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Captain Hook's Big Pine

Coral Restoration MAY 2024

🌟 Join the Movement: Revive Our Reefs! 🌟 Our beautiful hometown reefs are calling for heroes, and that hero could be you! Now, more than ever, they need a helping hand to thrive again. This isn’t just another trip, it’s your chance to make waves in conservation.

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Time & Location

May 04, 2024, 8:00 AM – May 05, 2024, 5:00 PM

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

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About the event

Join our mission to save our planet! 

Coral reefs are super important for our planet, kind of like underwater cities full of life. Even though they take up a tiny part of the ocean, they're home to a quarter of all fish and sea creatures. What's really cool is that they help us breathe! The tiny plants living in coral make oxygen when they soak up sunlight, just like trees. In fact, coral reefs give us more oxygen than all the forests in the world! So lets dive into what our coral restoration trip entails! 

Day One: Foundations of Coral Conservation

Our adventure begins in Big Pine Key, where you'll be welcomed into the heart of coral restoration efforts. The first day is dedicated to education and preparation, starting with a two-hour class led by seasoned marine biologists. This isn't just any lecture; it's a deep dive into the critical techniques of coral handling, cleaning, and outplanting, ensuring the safety of both the participants and the precious corals. This session is designed to arm you with knowledge, enabling you to contribute effectively to the hands-on work ahead.

Hands-on Experience in the Coral Nursery

Following the class, the afternoon takes us underwater to the coral nursery for two dives. Here, under the guidance of marine biologists, you'll apply what you've learned directly to the corals. It's a rare opportunity to work side by side with experts, gaining insights into coral growth and restoration practices. These nursery dives are not just about applying techniques; they're about witnessing the impact of your efforts firsthand, nurturing the reefs back to health.

Day Two: Advanced Restoration Techniques

On the second day, we return to the nursery for a deeper engagement with the restoration work. This additional dive allows for a more nuanced understanding of coral health, maintenance, and the transplantation process. With each dive, your skills in coral restoration grow, as does your contribution to the ecosystem's recovery.

Final Dive: The Outplanting Dive

The culmination of our journey is both celebratory and impactful. On the last day, we embark on a special dive to a designated restoration site, where the corals you've nurtured are ready to be outplanted. This dive is more than just a testament to the work completed; it's a beautiful transition, witnessing the corals you've cared for find their new home in the wild, where they'll contribute to the reef's regeneration and biodiversity.

This final dive is a moment to cherish the vibrant life beneath the waves, reinforced by the knowledge that your actions have contributed to its preservation and flourish.

Join Us in Making a Difference

This immersive experience doesn't just leave you with memories; it grants you the skills, knowledge, a coral restoration diver certification and satisfaction of actively participating in the preservation of our planet's underwater wonders. Together, we're not just diving; we're making waves in conservation.

**MUST be Open Water Certified Diver**

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

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Does Not Include:

Travel/Stay accommodations

Tickets

  • Coral Restoration Diver

    Cylinders Weights 4 Boat Dives Coral Restoration Diver Class/Certification Digital Coral Restoration Diver Certification Card

    $300.00
    +$7.50 service fee
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