• 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



















WK0083
10-8 foot Walter Limestone tetrahedrons $60,000 FWC Grant to add to the existing Dog Ballard Reef 6-25-21

WK0082
10-8 foot Walter Limestone tetrahedrons $60,000 FWC Grant project to add to the existing Dog Ballard Reef 6-25-21

WK0081
10-8 foot Walter Limestone tetrahedrons Plus one Special Memorial Reef honoring Andy Roach

FR0068
This deployment is one of four patch reefs deployed as the St. Teresa Patch Reefs, surrounding the existing Price’s Point Memorial Reef. The four patch reefs (south, east, north and west) are located in a north/south-oriented square diamond orientation.

FR0067
This deployment is one of four patch reefs deployed as the St. Teresa Patch Reefs, surrounding the existing Price’s Point Memorial Reef. The four patch reefs (south, east, north and west) are located in a north/south-oriented square diamond orientation.


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