Did you happen to know that over the past 20 years, Broward County’s artificial reef program has situated over 75 synthetic reefs on the ocean floor? This is flourishing news for a successful trace for fish and sea life.
South Florida is a diving magnet with luscious reefs with natural and man-made beauty under the surface. A new reef will be dipped and lowered on the bottom of the seafloor in Deerfield Beach, Florida just to add to the growth progression and another home to countless sea creatures.
The new reef is the combination of a public art project of the “Moai” figures that were created in Stuart, Florida and manmade reef materials. The reed is called Rapa Nui, the Polynesian translation of “Easter Island.” This subaquatic and immersed structure of the iconic stone figures that are found on the island will serve as an honor and tribute. The 14 figures of “Moai” will be placed on concrete designed to facilitate the growth of marine life and the structures will be from 6 to 22 feet tall.
The new reef will be an awesome environment for divers to explore the underwater beauty into 70 feet of water, between the second and third reef, directly off the Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier.