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September 22nd – 27th, 2017

Key Largo, Florida Coral Restoration and Research Expedition
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Coral Restoration Expedition
The Experience

This special expedition, limited to 8 divers, offers certified divers an opportunity to gain knowledge of our coral reef systems, their importance and role in the world’s ecosystem. In addition, divers will learn the latest methods of coral restoration with hands-on experience working with fragile live corals.

Expedition guests will have guided access to the protected Staghorn Coral nurseries and designated outplanting areas with our hosts, The Coral Restoration Foundation.

Why restore coral in Florida? Read this!

6 Days, 6 Dives

*Add-on dives available

Day 1: Travel Day

Day 2: CRF Workshop
Instruction and nursery visit

Day 3: Diving
Observe the general state of reefs
* Additional dives available

Day 4: CRF Workshop
Collect nursery corals, outplant

Day 5: Free Day!
No Diving

Day 6: Travel Day

Reserve My Spot
or call: 970-493-8562
$500 non-refundable deposit per person will reserve your space. Full balance due August 22nd, 2017. Price and dates subject to change without notice.


Vacations are fun adventures.

Expeditions are rewarding experiences that will change your life – and in this case, the world.

What You Will Gain

On this coral restoration expedition, you will gain the knowledge of the state of our oceans’ reefs as well as the causes which led to the decline of coral populations around the world. Certified Divers will have the option of becoming a Certified Coral Restoration Specialist with PADI’s Distinctive Specialty.

Expedition guests will have the opportunity to see first-hand, how the decline of corals looks and affects plant and animal habitat on Florida’s shallow reef system. Divers will learn the methods in which the Coral Restoration Foundation is battling (and winning) the fight in our oceans, as well as see for yourself, the progress which is being made. Lastly, diver will have guided access to CRF’s underwater scientific laboratory and nursery to see how these successes are being developed.

Fine tune buoyancy skills and increase diving ability with task-oriented challenges. Gain experience and knowledge unlike any other dive trip you’ve taken.


Expedition Details

$970 – Only 8 Spots Available

Price based on double occupancy.$30 discount for MHSC Members. Waiting list available – if 8 spots fill quickly, we can add another 8. Book early to secure your spot.
Reserve My Spot or call: 970-493-8562

Included in the price:

  • Pre-trip splash party
  • Five nights at the Key West Inn
    (apartment with kitchen)
  • Hotel parking
  • Two days of training with CRF
  • One 2-tank boat fun dive
  • Tanks, weights, weight belt
  • Boat and captain
  • Tanks and weights
  • Coral restoration classes, research
  • Trip guide
  • Dive guide
  • CRF guides

Not Included:

  • Air between Denver & Miami
  • Transport Miami to Key Largo
  • Food and beverages
  •  Personal dive equipment
  • PADI specialty course
    * included for MHSC Members
  • Gratuities
  • Baggage fees
  •  Travel & dive insurance
    * HPS can book your airfare too!

 

Register for the trip here:
High Plains Scuba
115 Harvard St
Ft Collins, CO 80525
970-493-8562

Key Largo FLorida

Key Largo

Key Largo is home to groundbreaking ecological projects including coral growth research and rehabilitation.

The efforts to cultivate coral nurseries have fostered some of the world’s most successful outplanting efforts while leading in the preservation of genetic diversity of critical endangered species of coral.

This guided scuba diving expedition affords you the opportunity to handle these live animals (threatened under the Endangered Species Act), in an effort to promote their rehabilitation. You will experience first-hand, the field work of scientists and explorers who are making history while you assist in restoring the coral reefs.

Learn, Dive, Restore.