REEF is proud to highlight one of our outstanding Conservation Partners: Island Ventures in Key Largo. REEF Conservation Partners are active organizations and dive shops committed to protecting marine environments worldwide. As valued REEF ambassadors, they serve as centers for marine conservation actions, outreach, and education. You can view the full listing of Conservation Partners or register your organization as a REEF Conservation Partner here.
In what ways do you participate with REEF’s main programs?
Island Ventures' private snorkel and scuba charters give guests the opportunity to participate in the Volunteer Fish Survey Project by completing a REEF survey. They also host lionfish removal tours by request for groups who would like to charter their dive boat. Daily charters are also available for up to 11 divers.
What other actions do you take to promote marine conservation?
Island Ventures has partnered with the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary to support the Goal: Cleans Seas Florida Keys initiative through monthly Dive against Debris trips, which are offered for free to all divers who participate in the program. In addition, Island Ventures runs monthly coral education seminars and coral cleaning and planting tours in partnership with Coral Restoration Foundation.
How can REEF members get involved with you?
When you make a dive or snorkel reservation, let Island Ventures' staff know you would like to conduct a REEF survey so they can make sure they have the proper gear on board. Their crew will be able to help you identify many of the fishes on the reef. Island Ventures also accepts reservations for private lionfish hunting trips, where you just may end up catching dinner! Guests may also participate in Dive Against Debris tours, offered for free on the third Sunday of each month. For more information, visit www.islandventure.com.