Planning to Dive or Snorkel the Florida Keys?
Look Before You Book!
Blue Star is a program established by Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary recognizing tour operators who are committed to promoting responsible and sustainable diving and snorkeling practices to reduce the impact of these activities on coral reefs in the Florida Keys. Blue Star operators take the extra step to educate you to be better environmental stewards and to interact responsibly with coral reefs in the Keys.
This is important because the coral reefs of the Florida Keys are stressed by a range of somewhat daunting factors, including overuse by uninformed or irresponsible visitors. Luckily, unlike some other causes of reef decline such as climate change, damage to reefs from diving and snorkeling can be immediately prevented. Through practicing responsible diving and snorkeling, you can help to lessen local stress on the reef while still partaking of its beauty. Book with a Blue Star recognized operator today and learn how to responsibly enjoy the wonders of the coral reef ecosystem.