Upper Keys Artificial Reef Foundation
Key Largo diving

Key Largo Reef Fest


  • Dive and stay packages as low as $995 at our host resort

  • A portion of the event fee may be claimed as a charitable donation

  • 6 nights and 5 two-tank boat dives, including tanks and weights

  • Kick-off party and closing event

  • Nightly hors d'oeuvres at area restaurants and attractions


  • Underwater photo scavenger hunt

  • Underwater treasure hunt

  • Environmental seminar presented by R.E.E.F

  • Presentation by Dr. Alex Brylske, world-renowned writer, speaker and environmentalist on "Coral Grief: Fall of the Cities Beneath the Sea"

For reservations, call 1-800-822-1088

Host Hotels

Holiday Inn
Marina del Mar
Amy Slate’s Amoray Dive Center

Host dive operators

Ocean Divers, Horizon Divers, Garden Cove Divers, Silent World Divers, Quiescence Dive Center, Conch Republic Divers, Island Ventures, Amy Slate’s Amoray Dive Center


The "Six Pack" photo competition asks photographer to place themselves in the role of marine photojournalist. Imagine you've been sent on assignment to distill the essence of diving Key Largo in only six photos. What would they be?

Maybe clouds of grunts on Snapper Ledge, or a majestic queen angel at French Reef. Maybe a school of porkfish beneath the bow of the Benwood wreck or a hawksbill turtle sleeping in the radar tower on the Duane. It could be the Christ of the Abyss statue or the cryptic frogfish that lives on the Spiegel Grove, or even the resident nurse sharks on the City of Washington. 

The point is to communicate in a portfolio of just six images the excellence and diversity of the Key Largo dive experience. If every picture tells a story, tell a story of depth and eloquence with six. 


Schedule Reef Fest

June 5
Welcome to Key Largo Reef Fest 2010

6:00 – 8:00 PM History of Diving Museum Free Appetizers and Beverages

June 6
Diving and snorkeling begins at your favorite Key Largo Dive Operation

6 PACK Photo Competition Begins on your Dive trip

Underwater Photo Scavenger Hunt begins

R.E.E.F Seminar 3:00 – 4:00 PM “The Importance of Fish Counts “Holiday Inn Meeting room

Seminar 4:30-6:30 PM Stephen Frink’s Photo Seminar Holiday Inn meeting room

7:00-8:00 PM Free appetizers and Cash bar “The Fish House and Encore Restaurant”

June 7
Diving and Photo Competition and Scavenger Hunt continues

Seminar 4:00-5:30 PM, “Reef to Grief,” by Dr. Alex Brylske, sponsored by Dive Training Magazine and Florida Keys Community College. Holiday Inn meeting rooms

7:00 -8:00 PM Free appetizers and cash bar Rib Daddy’s Chop House and Seafood Grille

June 8
Treasure Hunt on the wreck of the Benwood Morning Boat Arrival 9:00 Photo Competition and Scavenger Hunt continues.

Seminars 4:00- 5:00 PM The Trouble with Lion Fish Sponsored by R.E.E.F. Holiday Inn meeting room

7:00-8:00 PM Free Appetizers and cash bar Snappers Restaurants.

June 9
Diving, Photo Competition and Photo Scavenger Hunt continues.

Seminar 3:00-4:00 PM Restore the Reef with Diadems 4:00-5:00PM “Coral Farming to rebuild the Reef” Ken Neidemier. Holiday Inn meeting room

7:00-8:00 PM Free Appetizers and cash bar. Sundowners and Senor Frijoles Restaurants

June 10
Last Diving Day. Your 6 Pack of Photos and your 12 Scavenger Hunt photos must be turned in no later than 2:00PM at Stephen Frink Photography.

Awards Banquet 7:00-8:00 PM Key Largo Resorts Holiday Inn Pool

Upper Keys Artificial Reef Foundation