Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Reef Renewal Bonaire Is Hosting ReeFiesta 2023


The Reef Renewal Foundation Bonaire is hosting ReeFiesta, a free, all-day event on June 1st, 2023 to celebrate World Reef Awareness Day.

Divers of any skill level and non-divers are invited to gain hands-on, coral restoration experience and celebrate Bonaire’s reefs in the company of like-minded community members.

Marking the start of World Oceans Month, World Reef Awareness Day is a chance to recognize the importance of healthy coral reefs and the need for protection and restoration efforts around the world.

According to Ernst Noyons, a reef restoration technician with the Reef Renewal Foundation Bonaire:

“Protecting and restoring our dynamic reefs here on Bonaire takes all of us. The goal of ReeFiesta is to get more of our community involved in coral restoration and give everyone the opportunity to make a positive impact on our reefs!”

ReeFiesta is a unique opportunity for divers of any skill level to have hands-on coral restoration experience and non-divers to see the foundations nursery and restoration sites up close. After an educational presentation and training session, RRFB staff and dive instructors will lead a guided snorkel tour and synchronized shore dives across seven coral nursery sites around Bonaire. Participants will reconvene for an evening celebration on the Buddy Dive beach, where snacks and drinks will be provided.

RRFB says it is committed to limiting the spread of Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD) throughout Bonaire’s reefs and will require all participants to follow proper gear disinfection protocol by STINAPA.

Registration will close on Monday, May 29th, 2023 or when event capacity is reached.

You can register at reefrenewalbonaire.org.

John Liang
John Lianghttps://www.deeperblue.com/
John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.