Group Dive Programs 


Group Dive Programs in Key Largo

We offer One or Two-Day group dive programs for groups of 8-20 divers. These programs offer divers of all ages and skill levels to get involved and take an active role in coral restoration.

Both programs cover nursery and restoration techniques. We blend classroom instruction and field diving to provide a hands-on learning experience.

Quick Overview

Our One-Day Program offers classroom time in the morning, and a two-tank dive in the afternoon. Our Two-Day Program is structured similarly and allows time for a more immersive experience.

Program attendees participate in a presentation outlining our mission, history, and objectives at the Coral Restoration Education Center in Key Largo. The discussion includes an introduction to coral anatomy and conditions necessary for a healthy reef, as well as stressors causing current coral decline. Participants also learn about our solution to coral decline. The morning session ends with a hands-on demonstration of restoration techniques.

On the first dive, using the techniques illustrated in the morning presentation, divers will explore the nursery and prepare corals to be transported to a restoration site.

The second dive takes place at the restoration site, where the divers outplant the corals they previously prepared.

Typically, dives are approximately 45 minutes each.

PADI Distinctive Specialties I & II

Program Add-On

These Specialty Certifications enhance your experience, and you receive the PADI  Specialty certification card to show your commitment to our coral reefs.

Coral Restoration Specialist I compliments the One-Day Program and Coral Restoration Specialist II compliments the Two-Day Program.

This is an additional charge and needs to be requested at the time of booking.

Request a Dive Program

We are taking limited reservations for 2017 beginning March. Contact our Recreational Dive Program Manager, Roxane, if you are interested in requesting a group dive program. For other questions, email info@coralrestoration.org.