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Celebrate Conservation With REEF Fest 2017 in Key Largo

Marine conservation is being celebrated in Key Largo, Florida from September 28 to October 1, 2017 at REEF Fest 2017.

The annual celebration of the positive impact marine conservation has had on the Florida Keys promises to provide a weekend packed with fun and engaging activities. The celebration hosted by the Reef Environmental Education Foundation has organised a series of events, seminars, diving activities, and a banquet to increase awareness of conservation in the area.

The event kicks off with a social on Thursday evening (Sep. 28) which will run from 18:00 to 21:00, and will feature a seminar by Dr. Stephanie Green on fisheries management and conservation as well as an informal picnic dinner.

The event reaches a high on Saturday night where after a day of activities the “For the Love of the Sea” banquet will be held. The banquet is sponsored by the Divers Alert Network, costs $65 per head and will include a silent auction. The following morning the fun resumes with a series of diving and snorkelling trips to the Keys.

During the whole weekend, the seminars are open to the general public, and will be held at the Murray Nelson Government Centre. You can find the complete schedule here, although if you see a seminar you want to attend then pre-registration is recommended. Along with the seminars and the socials on Thursday and Friday, there are also free events open to the general public.

For more information, check out the REEF website at

Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy is a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer, and PADI Staff and Trimix Instructor. Diving for 28 years, a dive pro for 14, I have traveled extensively chasing my passion for diving. I am passionate about everything diving, with a keen interest in exploration, Sharks and big stuff, Photography and Decompression theory. Diving is definitely the one and only passion that has stayed with me my whole life! Sam is a Staff Writer for