Category Archives: dive results

New Reef Modules Landed on Target

In October the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Sector Jacksonville deployed several artificial reefs modules offshore northeast Florida at the John C. Leone Memorial Reef site (JCL Reef). Forterra Pipe and Precast provided 11 clean concrete risers and Gate Precast constructed a custom reef site...

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New Reef Modules Deployed

Four new Reef Ball modules were deployed offshore St Augustine Florida at the St. Johns County "Bridge of Lions" artificial reef permit area.

The reef ball GPS coordinates are:
29° 52'594
81° 09'164

Here is a brief...

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2 Years of Reef Evolution

It is nearly the 2 year anniversary since a giant barge load of concrete reef materials, provided by Gate Precast, was placed into the ocean offshore Ponte Vedra. We just completed a dive investigation of the new artificial reef to check on progress. We...

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Artificial Reef Structures Evolve With Time

In the fall of 2018 concrete double "T" structures (built and provided by Gate Precast) were placed in the Ocean to create marine habitat and the Starship Reef, A Coastal Conservation Conservation - Building Conservation Trust- Shell project. These reef modules have been in the ocean just...
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Reef Blocks Have Landed, GPS Coordinates

The United States Coast Guard deployed several large concrete blocks to create marine habitat at a permitted artificial reef site offshore Mickler's Beach St. Johns County. The blocks deployed were retired navigational aid anchors. They once held large floating buoys in place but had expired their service...
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Eco-Diving St. Augustine Sunken Barge Reef

There is a massive sunken hopper barge offshore St. Augustine Florida known as the Dorothy Louise. It is a fantastic fishing and diving location and home to a great diversity of marine life. Check out the exciting video below showing the awesome scuba diving the site...
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Starship Reef Survey Report

Artificial Reef Post-Deployment Survey Floyds Folly Permitted Area 10-29-18 Final ReportPrepared for: The City of Jacksonville Water Quality Branch Environmental Quality Division Environmental & Compliance Dept. 407 N. Laural Street Suite 300 Jacksonville, FL 32202 Re: CCA/BCT Starship ReefSummary: The Starship reef was created using approximately 1200 tons of clean concrete material off the coast of Jacksonville Florida in...
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CCA/BCT Starship Reef Deployment

10-13-18The first barge full of recycled concrete materials was deployed for the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) / Building Conservation Trust (BCT), Starship Reef Project. Dames Point Workboats placed 640 tons of concrete pilings, demo pier material, and rocks in the ocean 12 miles East of Mickler's Beach....
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Underwater Conditions In Red Tide Affected Areas

We recently posted a video showing underwater observations while diving offshore southwest Florida in late September. The region has been subjected to a long term and wide spread "Red Tide" or "Harmful Algae bloom" event that is causing devastation to marine life. Our findings were unsettling,...
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Underneath The Red Tide in South Florida

On Sept 19, 2018 TISIRI's Joe Kistel had the opportunity to video document seafloor conditions offshore southwest Florida. The region has been plagued with an ongoing "Harmful Algae Bloom" crisis. The brief video below provides a visual summary of what was observed underwater at regions 20...
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