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REEF Fest 2022

October 13-16 in Key Largo, Florida

Thank you for your interest in REEF Fest! We are currently finalizing details for REEF Fest 2022. Event registration will open in early June.

REEF Fest includes diving, snorkeling, kayak eco-tours, ocean-themed seminars, and social events. Since 2015, REEF has hosted REEF Fest each fall in the Florida Keys. Divers, snorkelers, and ocean lovers attend REEF Fest to celebrate their love of marine life and learn about the latest in conservation.  If you have any questions, please contact events@REEF.org.

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Weekend Schedule

Wednesday, October 12
Morning & afternoon -- no scheduled events
5-7 p.m. -- Sustainers Gathering - Invitation Only - More details will be emailed to Sustainers

Thursday, October 13
Morning -- Diving and Snorkeling with REEF Fest partners
4-7 p.m. -- Open House at REEF Campus (98300 Overseas Hwy. Key Largo, FL 33037)

Friday, October 14
Morning -- Diving, Snorkeling, and Kayaking with REEF Fest partners
2 p.m. -- Doors open for pre-seminar socializing, coffee/tea, and light snacks at Murray Nelson Government Center (102050 Overseas Hwy. Key Largo, FL 33037)
2:30-3:30 p.m. -- Ocean Seminar
4-5 p.m. -- Ocean Seminar
5-6 p.m. -- REEF Fest Happy Hour Social
6-7 p.m. -- Ocean Seminar

Saturday, October 15
Morning -- Diving, Snorkeling, and Kayaking with REEF Fest partners
2 p.m. -- Doors open for pre-seminar socializing, coffee/tea, and light snacks at Murray Nelson Government Center (102050 Overseas Hwy. Key Largo, FL 33037)
2:00-2:30 p.m. -- The World Beneath book signing with Dr. Richard Smith
2:30-3:45 p.m. -- Ocean Seminar: "The World Beneath" presented by Dr. Richard Smith
5-9 p.m. -- For the Love of the Sea Celebration at bayside property next to Quiescence Diving Services (103674 Overseas Hwy. Key Largo, FL 33037)

Sunday, October 16
9:30 a.m. -- Coffee and pastries at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park - meet outside visitors center (102601 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037
10 a.m. -- Walking tour of a nature trail at Pennekamp
Please see the Conservation Activities page for more ideas and suggestions for self-guided activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I participate in REEF Fest 2022?

All are invited to attend REEF Fest. Most events are free, but pre-registration is requested. Online registration will open later in 2022. When completing your online registration form, you may also choose to purchase tickets to the 'For the Love of the Sea' Celebration and/or book spaces for diving, snorkeling, and kayaking.

Are you a former REEF Marine Conservation Intern interested in attending REEF Fest? If so, there may be an opportunity for you to receive travel funds to attend the event. Please click here for more information.

What is the cancellation policy for purchases, including diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and 'For the Love of the Sea' tickets?

Due to the nature of REEF Fest and the large number of guests who attend, no refunds are available for cancellation or no shows. All dive/snorkel trips are subject to change based on weather and other conditions. You will receive a full refund for the dive cost if the operator cancels that day's trip, however, we are not able to offer refunds for REEF Fest diving/snorkeling or kayaking under any other circumstance. There are no refunds for 'For the Love of the Sea' tickets unless the event does not take place.

What if I need rental gear for diving?

Please contact the dive shop to make arrangements for rental gear. All costs for rental gear will be paid directly to the dive shop. Tanks and weights are included in the cost of the dive trip and do not need to be reserved in advance. 

I purchased tickets for 'The Love of the Sea' Celebration. When will I receive my tickets?

There are no physical tickets for the event. Your name will be on the list at the door.

I am looking for a place to stay. Do you have any recommendations?

We are currently confirming details for lodging options. Please check back for more information.

Still have questions?

You may contact us by emailing events@REEF.org or calling the REEF office at 305-852-0030.


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