Come plant corals with Icare off our boat
Dive and plant new corals!
Now you can use one of your dive trips to help restore our reefs. We are affiliated with I.CARE (Islamorada Conservation and Restoration Education).
What is I.Care?
A non profit organization founded in 2019 to restore the reefs in Islamorada.
How does it work?
I.Care has a nursery where small seedling corals are grown and maintained. Those seedlings than are transported by our partnering dive charters with the I.Care interns, to the Islamorada reefs designated for restoration. The interns, along with divers, than physically plant them on the reef where we will maintain them and watch them grow for years to come.
How can you be a part?
Sign up for a “Coral restoration dive charter”. You’ll go to the nursery (located in Islamorada) at 8:30am for a tutorial on the corals and the planting. Meet at the dive shop at 12:00 to go out with the I.care interns and plant corals. We will plant on dive 1 and do maintenance and snail removal on dive 2.
What is the schedule?
We offer the “Coral restoration” dives third Sunday of every month.
What is the cost?
The cost is $25 more than a normal dive charter. That $25 goes directly to I.care.
Call our shop or click here to see our calendar and look for “Coral Restoration Dive Charter” to schedule your trip, and be a part of the restoring these reefs for our future generations.