CRF’s September Nursery Maintenance & Coral Planting
September 21 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm$105
Call (305) 852-4599 to Book Your SpotCost: $105 for divers and $50 for the PADI Coral Conservation Certification
This program is an opportunity to get hands-on experience in both CRF’s Tavernier nursery and a nearby reef!
Starting in the morning at the Coral Restoration Foundation’s Exploration Center, CRF staff will give an inspiring presentation about our reef system here in the Keys. Here you will learn about the peril that our coral is in, and what is being done to try to restore our reefs through coral outplanting. After the presentation, CRF staff will walk you through workshops where you will learn how to clean the coral trees in their off-shore nursery and how to effectively outplant coral onto the reef.
In the afternoon, you will head down to Florida Keys Dive Center for an exciting afternoon of nursery maintenance and coral outplanting!
Dive one will take place at CRF’s Tavernier nursery, where you will clean the coral trees and collect coral fragments in preparation to outplant.
Dive two will take place at Pickles Reef where you will outplant the coral fragments that were harvested at the nursery.
This trip is $105 for divers and an additional $50 if you would like to receive the PADI Coral Reef Conservation specialty certification. The donation to the Coral Restoration Foundation is not included in this fee.
Call or email today to learn more about how you can take action and help to restore our reefs!