If you go . . .
Many dives are in 30 feet of water or less, so the minimal open water scuba certification is fine. It would be ideal if skills included perfect buoyancy control. But who’s perfect? They want help, not scuba perfection. Bumping accidents happen.
Coral Restoration Foundation
Operating in the Keys with pilot projects in Bonaire and Colombia
5 Seagate Blvd., Key Largo
Insurance generally requires reef restorers to contract with individual dive operators. CRF uses the Amoray Dive Resort, (104250 Overseas Highway, 800-426-6729, www.amoray
.com) which offers comfortable lodging in quaint, white clapboard buildings with much tree shade and a pool. Dining is within walking distance but a car will greatly expand the dining horizon along one of Florida’s busiest tourist boulevards.
Punta Cana Ecological
Program is in the final phases of certification; check with the foundation before booking lodging at the resort.
Corals for Conservation
Contact Austin Bowden-Kerby
Plantation Island Resort
Lomini Island Resort
Bowden-Kerby says programs are also in creation in Jamaica and Belize. He invites inquiries.