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Recent Deployments of Artificial Reefs

Specific information from the diving community on any Miami-Dade County artificial reefs is always welcomed. Please email the Artificial Reef Program with any of the following information:

  • Name of artificial reef, if known
  • Confirmed center GPS points
  • Depth and relief/profile of the reef
  • Orientation of the vessel
  • Changes in the artificial reef since your last visit
  • Digital photos of the artificial reefs

July 2018

Reef Cleanup

On July 29, over 20 volunteer divers including ones from Debris Free Oceans (http://www.debrisfreeoceans.org/) and Gulliver Prep Scuba Club helped clean up the Jose Cuervo Artificial Reef off of South Beach. This effort was part of the 8th Annual Southeast Florida Reef Cleanup. A total of 123 pounds of debris was removed from this site.

Reef Cleanup

Phase Two of the Neptune Memorial Reef is underway.

On July, Neptune Memorial Reef began deploying the second phase of artificial reef modules at this unique location. Phase Two is just south of Phase One and still undergoing the final touches including the installation of the arches and cross pieces.

Neptune Memorial

Neptune Memorial 2

June 2018

Eternal Reefs #27

On June 25, the 27th Eternal Reefs array consisting of seven memorial reef balls was deployed at the Golden Beach Artificial Reef Site. The reef balls are adjacent to other reef ball deployments and three boulder patch reefs.

Eternal Reefs 27

Name

Deployed

Depth

Relief

Latitude

Longitude

 Eternal Reefs #27 June 25, 2018 43 feet 4 feet  25° 57.785 N  80° 05.895 W

Key Biscayne Connection D

On June 6 and 7, 310 tons of limerock boulders were added to the Belzona Wreck Trek within the Key Biscayne SMZ Artificial Reef Site with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Grant #17017. These boulders, known as Connection Pile D, are located between the Belzona III tug and the Parker/Schuger barges.

Limerock Boulders

Name

Deployed

Depth

Relief

Latitude

Longitude

 KB Connection D June 7, 2018 72 feet 7 feet  25° 41.793 N  80° 05.217 W

February 2018

Eternal Reefs #26

On February 26, the 26th Eternal Reefs array consisting of two memorial reef balls was deployed at the Golden Beach Artificial Reef Site. The reef balls are adjacent to other reef ball deployments and three boulder patch reefs.

Eternal Reefs 26

Name

Deployed

Depth

Relief

Latitude

Longitude

Eternal Reefs #26  February 26, 2018  43 feet  4 feet  25° 57.735 N  80° 05.864 W

Dock and Marine Concrete

On February 13, approximately 30 tons of demolished concrete slabs and pilings were repurposed to create an artificial reef within the Julia Tuttle Artificial Reefs site.

Eternal Reefs 26

Name

Deployed

Depth

Relief

Latitude

Longitude

Dock and Marine 2018  February 13, 2018  24 feet  6 feet  25° 48.801 N  80° 10.069 W

October 2017

On October 24, the 25th Eternal Reefs array consisting of three memorial reef balls was deployed at the Golden Beach Artificial Reef Site. The reef balls are adjacent to other reef ball deployments and three boulder patch reefs.

Eternal Reefs 25

Name

Deployed

Depth

Relief

Latitude

Longitude

Eternal Reefs #25 October 24, 2017  43 feet  4 feet  25° 57.773 N  80° 05.882 W

July 2017

On July 17, 305 tons of limerock boulders were added to the Belzona Wreck Trek within the Key Biscayne SMZ Artificial Reef Site with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Grant #15096.  These boulders, Connection Pile C, are located between the Belzona II and Belzona I tugs.

Limerock boulders

Name

Deployed

Depth

Relief

Latitude

Longitude

KB Connection C July 17, 2017  59 feet  8 feet  25° 41.778 N  80° 05.258 W

June 2017

On June 26, the 24th Eternal Reefs array consisting of 16 memorial reef balls was deployed at the Golden Beach Artificial Reef Site.  The reef balls are adjacent to other reef ball deployments and three boulder patch reefs.

Golden Beach Balls

Golden Beach Balls 2

Name

Deployed

Depth

Relief

Latitude

Longitude

Eternal Reefs #24 June 26, 2017 43 feet 4 feet  25° 57.738 N  80° 05.865 W

January 2017

On January 30, the 23rd Eternal Reefs array consisting of 8 memorial reef balls was deployed at the Golden Beach Artificial Reef Site. The reef balls are adjacent to other reef ball deployments and three boulder patch reefs.

Memorial Reef Balls

Name

Deployed

Depth

Relief

Latitude

Longitude

Eternal Reefs #23 January 30, 2017 43 feet 4 feet  25° 57.738 N  80° 05.883 W

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Reef and Mooring Buoy GIS

The Reef and Buoy Finder GIS page includes information on artificial reefs and offshore mooring buoys managed by Miami-Dade County, including their coordinates and much more.

 
 
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