** MUST register and pre-pay through the dive shop in order to participate. Registration information below. **
We’re stoked for the 11th Annual Southeast Florida Reef Cleanup! We’re joining forces with Deco Divers, Tarpoon Lagoon, and the FDEP to host a scuba trip with a purpose – removing marine debris from the reef!
We will meet at 12pm to sign waivers, retrieve rental gear, and do introductions – our team will speak about the harmful impacts of marine debris and plastic pollution, and then go over how to safely conduct a scuba cleanup.
We will then head offshore to 2 sites on Florida’s Coral Reef to scuba dive and pick up any marine debris and trash that we find. After each dive we will collect marine debris data to submit to the FDEP, PADI Project AWARE and the Ocean Conservancy for future use by educators, researchers, and policy-makers.
You must have your open-water diver certification and a recommended minimum of 10 logged dives in order to participate. Pay-By-Phone parking is available in the Miami Beach Marina garage.
Debris Free Oceans will provide gloves, dive shears, and mesh bags. The $115 reservation comes with tanks and weights from Deco Divers, and additional scuba gear is available for rent from the dive shop.
Please note that this is not a guided dive- if you would like a dive professional to lead you or your group, indicate this when you register for the trip.
You can book through the Deco Divers trip calendar (linked at the registration button below- use the calendar on the right of the screen to navigate to the Aug 20 1pm dive trip and click to book) or by calling the shop at (305) 798-3919 to confirm your spot! Please email Maddie@debrisfreeoceans.org once you sign up so she can confirm your registration and add you to the official manifest.
If you have any outstanding questions, feel free to email Maddie@debrisfreeoceans.org!