Upper Keys Artificial Reef Foundation
106000 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037
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The Spiegel Grove Sinking
15th Anniversary Celebration
March 30 - September 4, 2017
Join us for the celebrations!
Join us on the anniversary dives on the Spiegel Grove shipwreck, the unveiling of the Spiegel Grove exhibition at the History of Diving Museum, the reception at the Chamber Visitor Center and much more!
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The Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving, displaying, and interpreting artifacts, antiques, books, documents, photographs, and oral history relative to the History of Diving. They tell the international story of man’s attempts to explore, understand, and venture under the sea. They also celebrate the special role that South Florida and the Florida Keys played in this story.
The Upper Keys Artificial Reef Foundation
The Upper Keys Artificial Reef Foundation (UKARF) was created in 2002 as a way to finance the sinking of the Spiegel Grove and support other artificial reef projects in the Upper Florida Keys. This organization was a natural outgrowth of the Key Largo Chamber of Commerce’s Artificial Reef Committee, which was formed in the 1994. With the financial assistance of Monroe County, the Tourist Development Council and its District Advisory Committee for Key Largo, UKARF was able to put the Spiegel Grove on the bottom.
In addition to this function the Upper Keys Reef Foundation promotes our artificial reefs as a means of conserving and protecting the natural coral reef by giving SCUBA divers other dive alternatives, as well as enjoying the beautiful reefs of Key Largo’s John Pennekamp National Marine Sanctuary. The Spiegel Grove, Coast Guard Cutter Duane and the Coast Guard Cutter Bibb have provided thousands of divers a unique experience every time they visit these great shipwrecks.
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Spiegel Grove Exhibition at the History of Diving Museum:
The exhibit will be open until September 4!
Last Bronze Plague will be mounted permanently on the Spiegel Grove
May 18, 2017
Dive the Spiegel Grove on the “big day” with one of our Key Largo / Islamorada Dive Operators. Each dive boat will have an ambassador from the History of Diving Museum on board to give you facts and legends on the Spiegel Grove, as well as an ambassador from REEF to assist you with the fish count (if you would like to participate).
Reception at the Key Largo Chamber of Commerce
May 18, 2017
Join us from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the “Visitor Center Headquarters for the Spiegel Grove” for the after-party of the mounting of the last plaque on the Spiegel Grove. Hors d’Oevres, Beer and Wine will be served.
More info coming very soon.
Divers Meeting and Spiegel Grove Presentation
History of Diving Museum
May 17, 2017, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Presentation at 7 pm
Registration includes: Commemorative Medallion, T-Shirt and entry for a prize
Many thanks to the Sponsors for the sinking of the Spiegel Grove, and our anniversary events.