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Ride the Peace Train, or Peace Reef - Be a part of the project! Plant a reef!

Please watch this video to explain it better..

http://build-a-reef.org/videos/

http://peacereefproject.com has more information. 


PLEASE NOTE THE $75 per person is for DIVERS USING THE COMMERCIAL DIVE BOATS ONLY AND DOES include tanks and weights.  For those who are diving or snorkeling from their own boat or the volunteer boats there is $0 COST at all!!!  To book the commercial dive boats call right away.. filling fast.. Please call them today and reserve your spot @[masked]-2211.

The Peace Reef Project is to plant a reef of provided live rock in the shape of a peace sign that can be seen from outer space.  This will help the environment by making it educational and create a permitted live rock farm that is also a reef.  This is a sustainable eco friendly way to help the environment in the Florida Keys, the Peace Reef sits in the Atlantic Ocean approximately 2.5 miles offshore of Islamorada, Florida in twenty-feet of water. The site for this project is leased from the State of Florida and is located in protected seas. One of the purposes of the Peace Reef Project is to call attention to and inform the public about the benefits of effectively reconstructing natural coral reefs around the globe. Since only natural limestone rock is used to construct the Peace Reef it will serve as a model of how to cost effectively rebuild natural reefs while maximizing the benefits to the environment using this natural approach. This is literally how many natural reefs have formed throughout the ocean's history. Limestone rock and coral skeletons are broken off of existing reefs and are dispersed by storms and currents, sometimes together in small groups. Gradually new life colonizes these congregations of rocks and new reefs are born and grow.

Dive the "Peace Reef"All aboard... the Peace Reef meetup 

Someone wants to share the dive love.  Peter Wolfson has the most amazing passion to build a beautiful reef in the shape of a peace sign so very large that it can be seen from outer space!  Talk about a revolution!  Reefs are the foundation of the ocean and they help sharks too.  Success is happening and we wanna be a part of it as usual.  If you like me want someone not just to tell you what NOT to do, but instead tell you WHAT TO DO!  This is what to do!


Conservation divers, join me on an exciting 'Peace Train, or cough, boat trip to say proudly you put down some of the live rock on "Peace Reef"  You can help Peter build it!  Together we can make a reef!  

5/10/14 is the date and due to the drive it will be an afternoon dive.  

We need more boats too.  If you have one and wanna bring it to carry some of the buckets of limestone that would be great.  If you wanna help with out being a diver we need you to lower the buckets of stone via lines too or snorkel and help.  It is all hands on deck aboard the peace train!!  The estimated costs are $85 per diver including tanks and weights for the dive boat but we will have final costs soon.  You will need to bring a lift bag if you have one.  If not i can get one wholesale for you.  We will also be doing reef field surveys during the dives and taking photographs of the site for historical record and cataloging the existing life on the reef now at reef.org so sign up for a free reef.org membership if you have not already.  Expect a great time!  Here is a video to learn more about it.

See videos explaining the project here: http://build-a-reef.org/videos/

Can't make it?  You can still help with Peter's program here: 

http://build-a-reef.org/donate/

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  • JoAnn

    Are you scheduling another day to dive? Please call me if so. [masked]

    May 10, 2014

    • Tina O.

      Already set for June.

      May 10, 2014

  • Tina O.

    Weather turned on us. Dive bagged.

    May 10, 2014

  • Tina O.

    I'm here.. Way early. At Key dives dive shop out front.

    May 10, 2014

    • Dick and M.

      We are leaving Key Largo be around 10:30

      May 10, 2014

  • Tina O.

    Pete can you give us suggestions for hotels in the area and for boat ramps and docks the volunteer boats can use.. Kyle and a few others are already on their way down. He may be calling you direct but just in case if you can post it up here for everyone that would be great! Thanks

    May 8, 2014

  • Tina O.

    Yes tanks are included in price and we will have payment instructions for boat next week. I will ask Pete about local hotels and get back to u on that soon. Thanks

    April 3, 2014

  • Kath L.

    Oh and does the. $75 include two tanks...I can't remember now and this site is abit of a challenge for me to navigate....

    April 3, 2014

  • Kath L.

    Oh and does the. $75 include two tanks...I can't remember now and this site is abit of a challenge for me to navigate....

    April 3, 2014

  • Kath L.

    And when shoukd we pay the $75 for dive....?

    April 3, 2014

  • Kath L.

    Ditto....is there a hotel close to meetup that we coukd gather at for Friday night?

    April 3, 2014

  • Dick and M.

    Looking forward to taking part in this ! Do we need to do anything else other than RSVP prior to going ? Is there a hotel Friday night that people are meeting at?

    April 2, 2014

    • Tina O.

      We will need boats booked but we r waiting a couple more weeks for final counts and to see how many volunteer boats we have for it. I will update everyone that RSVPs soin

      April 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had to move my scuba certification to after may 15 so I won't be certified in time. :(

    March 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yay this gives me more time to get my dive certification!!!!!

    1 · February 22, 2014

  • JoAnn

    Yes, this date is just better!

    1 · February 20, 2014

  • Debby D.

    Thanks for the better date.

    1 · February 20, 2014

  • Dick and M.

    Sorry I can't make this one - would love too but I will be out of the country. I heard there will be a series of these. I can't wait to go on the next one. Please keep us posted !!!

    1 · February 2, 2014

    • Tina O.

      we will be doing this again!

      2 · February 13, 2014

  • JoAnn

    I am very interested as I live at mm74. I am trying to get the boat
    and captain where I live involved, so we can help more with this
    project. Please reach me at [masked] Thanks, JoAnn

    2 · December 28, 2013

    • Debby D.

      Thank you so much! I even have an air bed if necessary. :)

      December 28, 2013

    • Tina O.

      JoAnn, you are awesome!! Thanks.. let me know if you have a boat and how many spots are available. I have many divers asking that cannot afford commercial boat fees. Thanks, Tina. My cell is[masked] after 4:30pm.. call me.

      January 6, 2014

  • Kath L.

    Sounds Like Fun and a Great Idea!

    1 · December 28, 2013

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