Artificial reefs to be deployed in Destin

Posted on April 1, 2019 by Staff reports

South Santa Rosa News file photo of Navarre Beach reef deployment

The Emerald Coast Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, the tourist development department of Okaloosa County, has announced it will deploy several artificial reefs into Gulf of Mexico waters adjacent to Okaloosa County beaches over the next several weeks.

These artificial reefs will not only provide habitat for commercially and recreationally important species of fish, but they will also be an economic boost to the scuba diving and snorkeling activities available to locals and visitors, stated Spokesman Christopher Saul. 

The first deployment will start around sunrise on Tuesday, April 2, just offshore Beasley Park on Okaloosa Island.