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Diving With An Eco Purpose

8-30-18TISIRI divers made a visit to an artificial reef known as the Dorthy Louise barge (DL Barge) in an effort to remove snagged fishing line hazards. The site is approximately 20 miles east of the St Augustine Inlet and is 80 feet deep.https://youtu.be/rgEei6xwyqIThe divers were able...
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Reef Balls Have Landed

8-6-18A few weeks back the USCG (United States Coast Guard) deployed new artificial reef materials offshore Ponte Vedra Beach Florida. Today TISIRI divers Nate Tucei, Ed Kalakauskis, Emily Leone, Glen Hoffman, Joe Kistel and Nick Duin of the City of Jacksonville investigate the new underwater structures. ...
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USGC Reef Habitat Creation

The United States Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville is utilizing recycled navigational aid anchors to create artificial reef habitat offshore northeast Florida.Video segment: Reef Ball and Block Deployment from the Maria Bray https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxxsVgDiKrsWe are super excited about this collaboration with the Coast Guard. The captain and...
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Site Verification Survey Report (2018 CCA Reef Project)

Summary: To verify an adequate reef deployment location for the upcoming CCA/BCT funded reef creation project, a dive team identified and surveyed an area of seafloor within the boundaries of the Floyds Folly area (Permitted Area SAJ-2007-261) on 6-10-2018. The Floyds Folly area may also be referred to as...
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Ships To be Deployed For Reefs

11-13-17Two vessels are intended to be sunk in the upcoming weeks off the coast of Volusia County Florida. The ships are destined to become artificial reefs and will evolve into thriving marine habitats. These structures will benefit the environment and provide recreational opportunities to fishermen...
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UWJAX Offshore Underwater Outreach Campaign

An exciting new Jacksonville awareness campaign is in the works called UWJAX. UWJAX stands for Underwater Jacksonville and plans to showcase the offshore and underwater destinations Jacksonville has to offer. Professional high quality video productions will be produced showing the amazing amount of marine life and...
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Christ Statue Resurrected At Leone Reef

7-16-17A statue of Jesus was placed during the John C. Leone Reef in 2015. Hurricane Matthew toppled the statue in 2016. The statue has now been re-erected thanks to divers Jack Leone, Emily Leone, Ed Kalakauskis, Ed Dendor, and Joe Kistel. The project took planning,...
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Sunken Conservation Receives First Place

The documentary "Sunken Conservation" received first place in the Turquoise Bay Underwater International Film Festival! We are honored that this project, featuring TISIRI underwater conservation efforts, has received such an accolade. We are also excited this film, with its far reaching distribution, has help expose the amazing...
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Jacksonville Reef Update, Floyds Folley

Divers visited the Floyds Folley Reef area this past weekend to check on current conditions of the reefs in this permitted area. There were some rumors of damage since the last hurricane. We first visited the John C. Leone reef and eager search for the statue of Jesus....
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