To schedule a program for your group e-mail explorers@REEF.org or call us at 305-852-0030. A deposit will be required to confirm your program reservation. Deposit details and policies are outlined in pages linked below. Please note that if reserving multiple program spaces, you agree to be financially responsible for all spaces booked, and each individual program space is considered a separate reservation and is subject to the cancellation and refund policy detailed below.
Each group participant must sign a REEF liability form if they are partaking in a field excursion (SCUBA, snorkel, kayak, etc.). Participants under 18 years of age must have a Parent/Guardian review and sign the REEF liability form.
Additionally, groups participating in Invasive Lionfish collecting and handling must sign a Lionfish Biology and Venomology Understanding of Risk form.
Travel & Dive Insurance
REEF strongly recommends that each Ocean Explorers Program group or participant carry adequate travel and/or dive insurance to protect themselves in advance against any unforeseen circumstances that may occur with travel. Any liabilities for program interruptions, cancellations, or general travel disputes will be the responsibility of the group/participant. Please read the information on your travel and/or dive insurance policy for a full understanding of coverage
Student groups with participants under the age of 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult chaperone. The teachers/adult chaperones accompanying the group are directly responsible for students at all times, including during free time and meals, as well as in the lodging overnight.
If a program includes scuba diving, all participants must be at least Open Water Scuba Certified prior to arrival.
Scuba tanks and weights will be provided for each participant. All other scuba equipment is the responsibility of the participant unless stated otherwise. Rental gear can be arranged by REEF through the dive operator.
REEF staff will work with the field activity and excursion operators to plan a schedule that best meets the needs and objectives of the group. However, all decisions regarding dive sites and dive schedule are ultimately made by the dive operator crew and boat captain(s). A trip may have to be diverted in cases of weather conditions if the dive operation feels that there is a safety risk.
Ocean Explorers Programs require a minimum number of participants. Program prices are subject to change or possible cancellation if the number of participants changes from the original agreement. In the event of a program cancellation, REEF and/or any of our program booking partners are not responsible for airline tickets purchased for travel or other expenses occured prior to the program.