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

Upcoming OAR Events

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

Big Bend Saltwater Classic - Father's Day weekend 2017

2017 Membership Drive - 17 June 2-5pm at Shield's Marina in St. Marks

 

Past OAR Events

Billy's Barge Artificial Reef Deployment  - 27 July 2016

Check out video of Billy's Barge Reef Deployment with Building Conservation Trust and Coastal Conservation Association

Prices’ Point Artificial Reef Deployment  - 28-29 July 2016

Big Bend Saltwater Classic - Father's Day weekend 2016

2016 OAR Annual Meeting and Membership Drive - Thursday 25 February 2016 at 6:00pm, Old Town Cafe, 1415 Timberland Rd, Tallahassee, Florida 32312

8th Annual Robby's Reef Fun'raiser

26 December 2015 at 6:00pm, American Legion Hall, Tallahassee, Florida 

2015 OAR Annual Meeting and Membership Drive

25 February 6:00pm, Old Town Cafe, 1415 Timberland Rd, Tallahassee, Florida 32312

Big Bend Saltwater Classic

Father's Day weekend

OAR deployed a major enhancement to the St. Marks Reef on October 23, 2014. To see the location of 18 new sets of reef modules, go here.

Dixon Camp Reef Deployment 18 June 2014

Check out video of the Dixon Camp Reef Deployment

Price Thornal Fishing tournament 

5 April 2014 at St. Teresa

Camp Golf Tournament

29 March 2014

OAR Annual Meeting at Old Town Cafe

27 February 2014 1415 Timberlane Road (at Market Square) 6-8 p.m.

Robby's Reef Fun'raiser

26 December 2012 American Legion 229 Lake Ella Drive Tallahassee, FL 5 pm

OAR Annual Meeting and Membership Drive

October 25, 2012 Old Town Cafe, 1415 Timberlane Road, Tallahassee, Florida

Big Bend Saltwater Classic

Friday, July 6 - Sunday, July 8, 2012
Press release here.

4th Annual Robby's Reef Fun'raiser

Monday, December 26, 2011 - American Legion Hall on Lake Ella

BBSC Fishing Tournament

Father's Day Weekend 2012

OAR International Coastal Cleanup Day

Saturday, September 17, 2011 - St. Marks, Florida

BBSC Fishing Tournament

Father's Day Weekend 2011

OAR Annual Meeting

May 19, 2011

Robby Redding Memorial Reef Deployment

Click here to check out the pictures from the Robby's Reef deployment on May 3, 2011 on our Facebook page.

Cureton and Iacampo Reefs

 OAR Memorial Reefs Deployed by Reel Country » July 17th, 2007 

On July 14, 2007, the Organization for Artificial Reefs (OAR) deployed two new memorial artificial reefs in the Gulf of Mexico offshore Carrabelle, Florida. The reefs consist of a 30' steel hopper, concrete pipes, and culverts dropped in two locations.  The reefs were named in the memory of Nick Cureton and Dave Iacampo. 

The reefs were funded by proceeds from the Big Bend Saltwater Classic (BBSC) fishing tournament and donations in the name of Nick Cureton.  The reefs increase recreational opportunities for both fishermen and divers. 

The Nick Cureton Memorial Reef and the Dave Iacampo Memorial Reef are located approximately 15 nautical miles southeast of Carrabelle in 45 to 55 feet of water.        The coordinates of the two reefs are at N 29 39.808 W 84 29.956 (Cureton) and N 29 39.904 W 84 29.994 (Iacampo).  More materials were added to Cureton Reef a few years later at N 29 39.799 84 30.003   C 29 39.783  84 30.00  S 29 39.766  84 30.003

 

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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.