DIVE PROGRAMS

 

AN UNFORGETTABLE

 EXPERIENCE

 

Joining Coral Restoration Foundation™ out on the water during a hands-on, tailored, SCUBA diving or snorkeling program is an experience you will never forget. 

 

Our programs are designed to suit all levels, letting all ocean lovers have a positive impact.

 

We even offer PADI Coral Restoration Certifications!

 

Check our calendar below for the latest open programs, or contact our Recreational Dive Program Manager, Roxane, to book your own!

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

We are now opening up CRF™ Dive Programs in a limited capacity.

 

We are following CDC guidelines at all CRF™ facilities, and following county guidance for boat charters, as well as any additional constraints the dive operators wish to add. 

 

This means that we will open our Exploration Center for Dive Program education sessions. The Exploration Center is still not open to the general public at this time. 

Safety measures at the CRF™ Exploration Center include mandatory facemasks, a no-more-than 50% occupancy, and regular sterilization of all touchpoints and surfaces. 

If you have any questions about safety procedures at the CRF™ Exploration Center please contact us by writing to info@coralrestoration.org or calling (305) 453-7030.

If you have any questions about safety procedures on the boat, please contact the dive operator directly. 

 

We are taking bookings for the Dive Programs as listed here. We reserve the right to cancel any and all programs should the situation develop. We will provide as much notice as possible of any changes. 

UPCOMING DIVE PROGRAMS

We are so excited to welcome you the world of active coral reef restoration!

Check out our upcoming dive programs below. Scroll a little further and you will find the answers to some frequently asked questions. 

 

If you can't find a dive program that suits you, you'd like to set up your own program with us, or if you have any other questions, email our Recreational Dive Program Coordinator on roxane@coralrestoration.org or call us on (305) 453-7030.

 

09 Aug 2020

Key Largo

Coral Restoration Dive Program with Silent World

Join us at Carysfort Reef, our showcase restoration site and home of our second largest Coral Tree™ nursery.

 

Hands-on training starts at 9 am at the Coral Restoration Foundation™ Exploration Center at 5 Seagate Boulevard Key Largo.

 

There will be a break for lunch before check-in at the dive shop at 12:15. Afternoon dives will be from 1 to 5 pm, during which you will be outplanting corals and helping prevent the extinction of an endangered species. 

 

This program incurs the dive operator cost and a $50 per person donation to CRF™. Please contact Silent World for diving rates.

 

Reserve your spot today by clicking the “Sign Up Now” button!

14 Aug 2020

Key Largo

Coral Restoration Dive Program with Rainbow Reef

Join Rainbow Reef and Coral Restoration Foundation™ for a dive in the Coral Tree Nursery™, and then head out to the reef for outplanting or monitoring. You can also earn the PADI AWARE Coral Conservation certification with Rainbow Reef on this special trip!

 

Rainbow Reef rates are as follows:

  • $150 first time trip with PADI AWARE Coral Conservation certification – sanctuary 2 tank dive, PIC fee and a $50 donation to CRF™ – 18 and older

  • $135 first time trip with PADI AWARE Coral Conservation certification – sanctuary 2 tank dive, PIC fee and a $35 donation to CRF™ – 17 and younger

  • $80 repeat trip or for those who already have the PADI AWARE certification and a $50 adult donation or $35 minor donation to CRF™

 

Hands-on training starts at 9 am at the CRF Exploration Center. Check-in at the dive shop is at 12:30 and the afternoon dives will be from 1 to 5 pm. Reserve your spot with CRF™ by clicking the "Sign Up Now" button!

16 Aug 2020

Key Largo

Coral Restoration Dive Program with Key Dives

​Make a splash with this unique three-tank Dive Program! Begin in the Tavernier Coral Tree™ Nursery (the largest in the world!) and finish with a visit to an active restoration site, where you will help restore a critically endangered species.

 

An educational presentation will be provided on board the boat. Check-in at the dive shop is at 8:00 am and you will be back at the dock by around 5:00 pm. 

This program incurs the dive operator cost and a $50 per person donation to CRF™. Please contact Key Dives for diving rates.

Reserve your spot today by clicking the “Sign Up Now” button!

22 Aug 2020

Key Largo

Coral Restoration Dive Program with Island Ventures

Dive in the Coral Tree Nursery, and then head out to the reef for outplanting or monitoring! 

 

Hands-on training starts at 9 am at the CRF™ Exploration Center. Check-in at the dive shop is at 12:30pm and the afternoon dives will be from 1 to 5 pm. Reserve your spot with CRF™ by clicking the Sign Up Now button!

23 Aug 2020

Key West

Coral Restoration Dive Program with SNUBA

Explore other Coral Restoration Foundation™ restoration locations in the Florida Keys by joining SNUBA Key West and Coral Restoration Foundation™ for a dive in the Coral Tree Nursery™, and then head out to the reef for outplanting or monitoring. 

A presentation and hands-on training will take place in the morning and, after a short break for lunch, that practice will be put to the "test" underwater! This is a full day adventure!

Reserve your spot today by clicking on "sign up now"!

26 Aug 2020

Key Largo

Coral Restoration Dive Program with Silent World

Join us at Carysfort Reef, our showcase restoration site and home of our second largest Coral Tree™ nursery.

 

Hands-on training starts at 9 am at the Coral Restoration Foundation™ Exploration Center at 5 Seagate Boulevard Key Largo.

 

There will be a break for lunch before check-in at the dive shop at 12:15. Afternoon dives will be from 1 to 5 pm, during which you will be outplanting corals and helping prevent the extinction of an endangered species. 

 

This program incurs the dive operator cost and a $50 per person donation to CRF™. Please contact Silent World for diving rates.

 

Reserve your spot today by clicking the “Sign Up Now” button!

11 Sep 2020

Key Largo

Coral Restoration Dive Program with Rainbow Reef

Join Rainbow Reef and Coral Restoration Foundation™ for a dive in the Coral Tree Nursery™, and then head out to the reef for outplanting or monitoring. You can also earn the PADI AWARE Coral Conservation certification with Rainbow Reef on this special trip!

 

Rainbow Reef rates are as follows:

  • $150 first time trip with PADI AWARE Coral Conservation certification – sanctuary 2 tank dive, PIC fee and a $50 donation to CRF™ – 18 and older

  • $135 first time trip with PADI AWARE Coral Conservation certification – sanctuary 2 tank dive, PIC fee and a $35 donation to CRF™ – 17 and younger

  • $80 repeat trip or for those who already have the PADI AWARE certification and a $50 adult donation or $35 minor donation to CRF™

 

Hands-on training starts at 9 am at the CRF Exploration Center. Check-in at the dive shop is at 12:30 and the afternoon dives will be from 1 to 5 pm. Reserve your spot with CRF™ by clicking the "Sign Up Now" button!

16 Sep 2020

Key Largo

Coral Restoration Dive Program with Silent World

Join us at Carysfort Reef, our showcase restoration site and home of our second largest Coral Tree™ nursery.

 

Hands-on training starts at 9 am at the Coral Restoration Foundation™ Exploration Center at 5 Seagate Boulevard Key Largo.

 

There will be a break for lunch before check-in at the dive shop at 12:15. Afternoon dives will be from 1 to 5 pm, during which you will be outplanting corals and helping prevent the extinction of an endangered species. 

 

This program incurs the dive operator cost and a $50 per person donation to CRF™. Please contact Silent World for diving rates.

 

Reserve your spot today by clicking the “Sign Up Now” button!

19 Sep 2020

Key Largo

Coral Restoration Dive Program with Island Ventures

Dive in the Coral Tree Nursery, and then head out to the reef for outplanting or monitoring! 

 

Hands-on training starts at 9 am at the CRF™ Exploration Center. Check-in at the dive shop is at 12:30pm and the afternoon dives will be from 1 to 5 pm. Reserve your spot with CRF™ by clicking the Sign Up Now button!

20 Sep 2020

Key Largo

Coral Restoration Dive Program with Key Dives

Make a splash with this unique three-tank Dive Program! Begin in the Tavernier Coral Tree™ Nursery (the largest in the world!) and finish with a visit to an active restoration site, where you will help restore a critically endangered species.

 

An educational presentation will be provided on board the boat. Check-in at the dive shop is at 8:00 am and you will be back at the dock by around 5:00 pm. 

 

Joining on this trip is the Active Divers Association as well! If you are interested in their program, please see their website at www.activedivers.org/

This program incurs the dive operator cost and a $50 per person donation to CRF™. Please contact Key Dives for diving rates.

Reserve your spot today by clicking the “Sign Up Now” button!

This program incurs the dive operator cost and a $50 per person donation to CRF™. Please contact Key Dives for diving rates.

Reserve your spot today by clicking the “Sign Up Now” button!

26 Sep 2020

Key Largo

Coral Restoration Dive Program with Amoray

Dive in the Coral Tree Nursery, and then head out to the reef for outplanting or monitoring! 

 

Hands-on training starts at 9 am at the CRF Exploration Center. Check-in at the dive shop is at 12:30 and the afternoon dives will be from 1 to 5 pm. Reserve your spot with CRF™ by clicking the Sign Up Now button!

27 Sep 2020

Key Largo

Coral Restoration Dive Program with Silent World

Join us at Carysfort Reef, our showcase restoration site and home of our second largest Coral Tree™ nursery.

 

Hands-on training starts at 9 am at the Coral Restoration Foundation™ Exploration Center at 5 Seagate Boulevard Key Largo.

 

There will be a break for lunch before check-in at the dive shop at 12:15. Afternoon dives will be from 1 to 5 pm, during which you will be outplanting corals and helping prevent the extinction of an endangered species. 

 

This program incurs the dive operator cost and a $50 per person donation to CRF™. Please contact Silent World for diving rates.

 

Reserve your spot today by clicking the “Sign Up Now” button!

04 Oct 2020

Key West

Coral Restoration Dive Program with SNUBA

Explore other Coral Restoration Foundation™ restoration locations in the Florida Keys by joining SNUBA Key West and Coral Restoration Foundation™ for a dive in the Coral Tree Nursery™, and then head out to the reef for outplanting or monitoring. 

A presentation and hands-on training will take place in the morning and, after a short break for lunch, that practice will be put to the "test" underwater! This is a full day adventure!

Reserve your spot today by clicking on "sign up now"!

09 Oct 2020

Key Largo

Coral Restoration Dive Program with Rainbow Reef

Join Rainbow Reef and Coral Restoration Foundation™ for a dive in the Coral Tree Nursery™, and then head out to the reef for outplanting or monitoring. You can also earn the PADI AWARE Coral Conservation certification with Rainbow Reef on this special trip!

 

Rainbow Reef rates are as follows:

  • $150 first time trip with PADI AWARE Coral Conservation certification – sanctuary 2 tank dive, PIC fee and a $50 donation to CRF™ – 18 and older

  • $135 first time trip with PADI AWARE Coral Conservation certification – sanctuary 2 tank dive, PIC fee and a $35 donation to CRF™ – 17 and younger

  • $80 repeat trip or for those who already have the PADI AWARE certification and a $50 adult donation or $35 minor donation to CRF™

 

Hands-on training starts at 9 am at the CRF Exploration Center. Check-in at the dive shop is at 12:30 and the afternoon dives will be from 1 to 5 pm. Reserve your spot with CRF™ by clicking the "Sign Up Now" button!

10 Oct 2020

Key Largo

Coral Restoration Dive Program with Amoray

Dive in the Coral Tree Nursery, and then head out to the reef for outplanting or monitoring! 

 

Hands-on training starts at 9 am at the CRF Exploration Center. Check-in at the dive shop is at 12:30 and the afternoon dives will be from 1 to 5 pm. Reserve your spot with CRF™ by clicking the Sign Up Now button!

16 Oct 2020

Key Largo

Coral Restoration Dive Program with Silent World

Join us at Carysfort Reef, our showcase restoration site and home of our second largest Coral Tree™ nursery.

 

Hands-on training starts at 9 am at the Coral Restoration Foundation™ Exploration Center at 5 Seagate Boulevard Key Largo.

 

There will be a break for lunch before check-in at the dive shop at 12:15. Afternoon dives will be from 1 to 5 pm, during which you will be outplanting corals and helping prevent the extinction of an endangered species. 

 

This program incurs the dive operator cost and a $50 per person donation to CRF™. Please contact Silent World for diving rates.

 

Reserve your spot today by clicking the “Sign Up Now” button!

18 Oct 2020

Key Largo

Coral Restoration Dive Program with Silent World

Join us at Carysfort Reef, our showcase restoration site and home of our second largest Coral Tree™ nursery.

 

Hands-on training starts at 9 am at the Coral Restoration Foundation™ Exploration Center at 5 Seagate Boulevard Key Largo.

 

There will be a break for lunch before check-in at the dive shop at 12:15. Afternoon dives will be from 1 to 5 pm, during which you will be outplanting corals and helping prevent the extinction of an endangered species. 

 

This program incurs the dive operator cost and a $50 per person donation to CRF™. Please contact Silent World for diving rates.

 

Reserve your spot today by clicking the “Sign Up Now” button!

24 Oct 2020

Key Largo

Coral Restoration Dive Program with Island Ventures

Dive in the Coral Tree Nursery, and then head out to the reef for outplanting or monitoring! 

 

Hands-on training starts at 9 am at the CRF™ Exploration Center. Check-in at the dive shop is at 12:30pm and the afternoon dives will be from 1 to 5 pm. Reserve your spot with CRF™ by clicking the Sign Up Now button!

25 Oct 2020

Key West

Coral Restoration Dive Program with SNUBA

Explore other Coral Restoration Foundation™ restoration locations in the Florida Keys by joining SNUBA Key West and Coral Restoration Foundation™ for a dive in the Coral Tree Nursery™, and then head out to the reef for outplanting or monitoring. 

A presentation and hands-on training will take place in the morning and, after a short break for lunch, that practice will be put to the "test" underwater! This is a full day adventure!

Reserve your spot today by clicking on "sign up now"!

06 Nov 2020

Key Largo

Coral Restoration Dive Program with Silent World

Join us at Carysfort Reef, our showcase restoration site and home of our second largest Coral Tree™ nursery.

 

Hands-on training starts at 9 am at the Coral Restoration Foundation™ Exploration Center at 5 Seagate Boulevard Key Largo.

 

There will be a break for lunch before check-in at the dive shop at 12:15. Afternoon dives will be from 1 to 5 pm, during which you will be outplanting corals and helping prevent the extinction of an endangered species. 

 

This program incurs the dive operator cost and a $50 per person donation to CRF™. Please contact Silent World for diving rates.

 

Reserve your spot today by clicking the “Sign Up Now” button!

08 Nov 2020

Key Largo

Coral Restoration Dive Program with Island Ventures

Dive in the Coral Tree Nursery, and then head out to the reef for outplanting or monitoring! 

 

Hands-on training starts at 9 am at the CRF™ Exploration Center. Check-in at the dive shop is at 12:30pm and the afternoon dives will be from 1 to 5 pm. Reserve your spot with CRF™ by clicking the Sign Up Now button!

13 Nov 2020

Key Largo

Coral Restoration Dive Program with Rainbow Reef

Join Rainbow Reef and Coral Restoration Foundation™ for a dive in the Coral Tree Nursery™, and then head out to the reef for outplanting or monitoring. You can also earn the PADI AWARE Coral Conservation certification with Rainbow Reef on this special trip!

 

Rainbow Reef rates are as follows:

  • $150 first time trip with PADI AWARE Coral Conservation certification – sanctuary 2 tank dive, PIC fee and a $50 donation to CRF™ – 18 and older

  • $135 first time trip with PADI AWARE Coral Conservation certification – sanctuary 2 tank dive, PIC fee and a $35 donation to CRF™ – 17 and younger

  • $80 repeat trip or for those who already have the PADI AWARE certification and a $50 adult donation or $35 minor donation to CRF™

 

Hands-on training starts at 9 am at the CRF Exploration Center. Check-in at the dive shop is at 12:30 and the afternoon dives will be from 1 to 5 pm. Reserve your spot with CRF™ by clicking the "Sign Up Now" button!

14 Nov 2020

Key Largo

Coral Restoration Dive Program with Amoray

Dive in the Coral Tree Nursery, and then head out to the reef for outplanting or monitoring! 

 

Hands-on training starts at 9 am at the CRF Exploration Center. Check-in at the dive shop is at 12:30 and the afternoon dives will be from 1 to 5 pm. Reserve your spot with CRF™ by clicking the Sign Up Now button!

15 Nov 2020

Key Largo

Coral Restoration Dive Program with Silent World

Join us at Carysfort Reef, our showcase restoration site and home of our second largest Coral Tree™ nursery.

 

Hands-on training starts at 9 am at the Coral Restoration Foundation™ Exploration Center at 5 Seagate Boulevard Key Largo.

 

There will be a break for lunch before check-in at the dive shop at 12:15. Afternoon dives will be from 1 to 5 pm, during which you will be outplanting corals and helping prevent the extinction of an endangered species. 

 

This program incurs the dive operator cost and a $50 per person donation to CRF™. Please contact Silent World for diving rates.

 

Reserve your spot today by clicking the “Sign Up Now” button!

22 Nov 2020

Key West

Coral Restoration Dive Program with SNUBA

Explore other Coral Restoration Foundation™ restoration locations in the Florida Keys by joining SNUBA Key West and Coral Restoration Foundation™ for a dive in the Coral Tree Nursery™, and then head out to the reef for outplanting or monitoring. 

A presentation and hands-on training will take place in the morning and, after a short break for lunch, that practice will be put to the "test" underwater! This is a full day adventure!

Reserve your spot today by clicking on "sign up now"!

11 Dec 2020

Key Largo

Coral Restoration Dive Program with Rainbow Reef

Join Rainbow Reef and Coral Restoration Foundation™ for a dive in the Coral Tree Nursery™, and then head out to the reef for outplanting or monitoring. You can also earn the PADI AWARE Coral Conservation certification with Rainbow Reef on this special trip!

 

Rainbow Reef rates are as follows:

  • $150 first time trip with PADI AWARE Coral Conservation certification – sanctuary 2 tank dive, PIC fee and a $50 donation to CRF™ – 18 and older

  • $135 first time trip with PADI AWARE Coral Conservation certification – sanctuary 2 tank dive, PIC fee and a $35 donation to CRF™ – 17 and younger

  • $80 repeat trip or for those who already have the PADI AWARE certification and a $50 adult donation or $35 minor donation to CRF™

 

Hands-on training starts at 9 am at the CRF Exploration Center. Check-in at the dive shop is at 12:30 and the afternoon dives will be from 1 to 5 pm. Reserve your spot with CRF™ by clicking the "Sign Up Now" button!

12 Dec 2020

Key Largo

Coral Restoration Dive Program with Amoray

Dive in the Coral Tree Nursery, and then head out to the reef for outplanting or monitoring! 

 

Hands-on training starts at 9 am at the CRF Exploration Center. Check-in at the dive shop is at 12:30 and the afternoon dives will be from 1 to 5 pm. Reserve your spot with CRF™ by clicking the Sign Up Now button!

13 Dec 2020

Key Largo

Coral Restoration Dive Program with Island Ventures

Dive in the Coral Tree Nursery, and then head out to the reef for outplanting or monitoring! 

 

Hands-on training starts at 9 am at the CRF™ Exploration Center. Check-in at the dive shop is at 12:30pm and the afternoon dives will be from 1 to 5 pm. Reserve your spot with CRF™ by clicking the Sign Up Now button!

18 Dec 2020

Key Largo

Coral Restoration Dive Program with Silent World

Join us at Carysfort Reef, our showcase restoration site and home of our second largest Coral Tree™ nursery.

 

Hands-on training starts at 9 am at the Coral Restoration Foundation™ Exploration Center at 5 Seagate Boulevard Key Largo.

 

There will be a break for lunch before check-in at the dive shop at 12:15. Afternoon dives will be from 1 to 5 pm, during which you will be outplanting corals and helping prevent the extinction of an endangered species. 

 

This program incurs the dive operator cost and a $50 per person donation to CRF™. Please contact Silent World for diving rates.

 

Reserve your spot today by clicking the “Sign Up Now” button!

20 Dec 2020

Key West

Coral Restoration Dive Program with SNUBA

Explore other Coral Restoration Foundation™ restoration locations in the Florida Keys by joining SNUBA Key West and Coral Restoration Foundation™ for a dive in the Coral Tree Nursery™, and then head out to the reef for outplanting or monitoring. 

A presentation and hands-on training will take place in the morning and, after a short break for lunch, that practice will be put to the "test" underwater! This is a full day adventure!

Reserve your spot today by clicking on "sign up now"!

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FAQs

Can I join a dive program as a snorkeler?

  • Yes, absolutely! As a snorkeler, you can visit our nurseries, and help with monitoring corals on our outplanting sites. 

Do I need my own dive equipment to join a Recreational Dive Program?

  • You don't need your own dive gear to join a dive program, you can rent equipment from the dive operator that is running the program. The dive operators include tanks and weights in the cost. You are always welcome to bring your own equipment, though!

Do I need to have a minimum number of dives to join a Recreational Dive Program?

  • You can join a dive program with any number of dives, but the tasks that you will be able to participate in will depend on your level of experience. We will tailor the program to suit your level to make sure that you have a fun, comfortable, and rewarding experience with us. 

How much does the Dive Program cost?

  • The cost of the dive program is broken down into two separate changes - one fee is payable to the dive operator running the program, and there is an added donation to Coral Restoration Foundation™ to cover our costs. The base fee depends on the type of program and the operator and that is running it. 

DATA PRIVACY POLICY

Through CRF’s volunteer and education sign-up portal CRF™ will collect specific information that you enter in order to acknowledge your interest in our programs, and periodically reach out to you with news and opportunities at CRF™.

 

This information will be used exclusively by CRF™ to communicate with you regarding your interest in the programs you signed up for; CRF™ will not sell or disseminate your information to any third party.

 

For participants under 13 years of age, all entered information will be viewable by the parent and require the parent’s review and consent before any information is collected.

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Exploration Center

5 Seagate Blvd, Key Largo, Florida 33037

(Next to the Pilot House Restaurant & Marina)

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