Published On: Thu, Oct 23rd, 2014

New York Times: In Curacao, Helping Hands for Reefs

22reef-blog480The nonprofit REEF (Reef Environmental Education Foundation) has opened registration for its 2015 field survey trip to Curaçao, where divers help eradicate invasive Pacific lionfish, a threat to the native fish populations and to the health of the reefs.

During the Aug. 22 to 29 trip, REEF staff members and instructors will lead dives (participants will be trained in lionfish spearing and collection) and hold seminars. The 2014 trip removed almost 600 lionfish from the western reefs of Curaçao.

The trip rate is $1,882, based on double occupancy, which includes seven nights at the Sonesta Kura Hulanda Lodge & Beach Club, breakfast, five days of boat dives, training, airport transfers and ground transportation in Curaçao.

There is also a REEF program fee of $250 per diver.

Source: New York Times

Click Tag(s) for Related Articles: