• Building a Future
    For Marine Recreation
    in the
    Florida Big Bend

About Organization for Artificial Reefs (OAR)

Founded in 1985, OAR serves the recreational saltwater fishing industry of Florida's Big Bend Gulf Coast by promoting the professional development of public artificial reefs. Since 1987, OAR has created or enhanced over 30 named reefs in the Big Bend Gulf.

OAR collaborates with cities and counties as well as state and federal governments to create and maintain artificial reefs. OAR also collaborates with marine research agencies, other artificial reef groups, and the academic community. Ask us about OAR meeting with your group!

We need membership support!
Please join today! Your membership dues and tax deductible donations will be used to build new artificial reefs. For your convenience you can JOIN ONLINE.

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We need volunteers!
Are you an experienced diver? Do you have computer and writing skills? We also need writers to process grant applications. We Need Volunteers!

We need donors!
If you don't have time to volunteer, you can still help by making tax deductible contributions for reef building.

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Upcoming OAR Events

OAR Monthly Board Meetings - 4th Thursdays at 6:00pm, 2545 Blairstone Pines Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32301

OAR Response to Suspension of 2019 Saltwater Classic

This deployment was a memorial reef to honor the memory of Glen Peel a Wakulla county resident who was lost during a recreational diving operation offshore of Shell Point, Florida.

4 Modules; 2 Ultra Reef Balls & Pallet Reef Balls

2 Reef Ball Ultra Modules

2 Reef Ball Ultra Modules

4 Reef Cubes Modules with Topper Habitats