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January 08th, 2011 | Author:

The Marine Sanctuary will be providing information about our efforts to Make Navarre Snorkelicious at the Navarre Health and Business Expo on Saturday January, 29th. The Expo will be at Navarre High School and we will be in the Chamber Foundation Booth. Come on by and pick up your Marine Sanctuary bumper sticker.

Visit with us and see how we’re doing in our efforts to bring beach accessible snorkeling and diving reefs to Navarre Beach.

October 21st, 2010 | Author:

For years now Escambia and Santa Rosa County visitors and residents alike have asked the question  – Where can we snorkel?  A ready answer may be forthcoming.

Beach accessible snorkeling and diving reefs are in the process of being installed off Pensacola beach and could be in place as early as November 1.  Within the next month the Marine Resources Division of Escambia county should have permit applications for a similar Perdido Key snorkeling reef ready for submission by Escambia county.

To top it off, the state permits for Navarre Beach snorkeling and diving reefs in the Gulf and in Santa Rosa Sound are in hand with the federal permits expected to be issued next year.  In addition, the Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary Committee is pursuing a $114,000 grant from the Pensacola Bay Area Impact 100 organization which could fund two of the three sites planned there (1 in the gulf and 1 in he sound).

With the creation of all three sites – a real snorkeling trail will emerge.   This will make not only Navarre, but the Emerald Coast…..Snorkelicious!

May 17th, 2009 | Author:

We had a good looking booth at Fun Fest this weekend.  We provided the public a lot of good information about the efforts to place snorkeling and diving reefs at Navarre Beach on the Gulf and Sound Sides.  The Navarre High School Marine Science Department hosted a touch tank in our booth and the kids loved it.  We raised a little money from donations too.  Here’s some pics from the event.

Thanks to all those that helped man the booth, set up and break down.  Thank you to the Navarre High Science Students for the touch tank – you guys were great.

Click on the links below to view the picture associated with the link.

The Day Begins

Gulf Reef Detail Drawing

Gulf Reef Locational Drawing

Minding the touch tank

Navarre High science students in action

Checking out the reef info.

Make Navarre Snorkelicious

March 11th, 2009 | Author:

Welcome to the new website supporting development of a Gulf and Sound side Snorkeling and Diving Reefs at Navarre Beach Florida.

The Artificial Marine Reefs will provide exciting recreation and educational opportunities for our local community and visitors.

If you are interested in helping please contact us.  The Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary Committee is a non profit organization and a committee of the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.  We encourage all people who are interested in this new project to contact us for more information or just come on out to our next meeting.

The Marine Sanctuary Committee would like to thank Kenny Wilder and Brad Riley for their help in getting our new site up and running!!