Discover beauty reborn on Florida’s Paradise Coast Reef

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Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades of Collier County, Florida, have always been a Paradise of natural beauty and life. Now 36 new artificial reefs built from over 18,000 tons of concrete, are an example of the community coming together to build a unique aquatic wildlife habitat. These reefs are made with recycled concrete materials removing this material from the landfill stream. Recent visits to the reef have seen an expansion of the types and species of fish not seen not seen in years.

Fishermen from expert to amateur can catch their limit of excitement as a wide variety of game and bait fish now call the Paradise Coast Reef their home. Schools of snapper, cobia, grouper and even barracuda live within this thriving deepwater habitat.

Divers, navigate your way here to discover the new reefs and their inhabitants – including up to 300-pound Goliath Grouper. Visit our local dive shops for air, equipment and information, and explore Florida’s Paradise Coast Reef’s depths for a new southwest Florida experience.

Come explore Florida’s Paradise Coast Reef and help celebrate a bright future for sea-life, fishermen and divers in Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades.

Paradise Coast Artificial Reef Locations & GPS Coordinates

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Artificial Reef Program

This documentary film follows a visionary’s quest to secure BP disaster funds, rally community support, and deploy 18,000 tons of concrete to create 36 artificial reefs along Florida’s Paradise Coast. Written and directed by award-winning cinematographer John Scoular, in partnership with Executive Producers Capts. Lance H. Julian and Harry Julian.

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