OAR | Organization for Artificial Reefs: Building a Future for Marine Recreation in the Florida Big Bend

About OAR

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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!


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Big Bend Saltwater Classic Information


Big Bend Saltwater Classic

Father's Day weekend 2017

OAR 2017 Membership Drive

Membership Drive - 17 June 2-5pm at Shield's Marina in St. Marks

OAR Monthly Board Meetings

4th Thursdays at 6 pm
2545 Blairstone Pines Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32301

OAR Research Divers and Reef Deployments

OAR is looking for EXPERIENCED DIVERS for the Volunteer Research Dive Team. The class will meet 5 times and there will be 2 days of check off dives, inshore and offshore. This is technical diving. Contact 850-656-2114 oar@oarreefs.org if you are interested.