Blue Star

A unique program encouraging responsible and sustainable diving and snorkeling in the Florida Keys

Planning to dive or snorkel the Florida Keys? Look before you book!

The protected waters of Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary are home to the third-largest barrier coral reef in the world and beckon millions of visitors each year.

The reef's close proximity to land and an abundance of boat operators in the Keys make this diverse underwater world easily accessible for the novice snorkeler and the seasoned diver alike.

Coral reefs are under increased pressures globally. Through practicing responsible diving and snorkeling, you can help to lessen local stress on the reef while still partaking in its beauty. Book with a Blue Star recognized operator today and learn more about the wonders of the sanctuary and the coral reef ecosystem.

Only businesses with placards and decals featuring the Blue Star logo and current calendar year are considered active Blue Star operators. Look Before You Book!

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