Panhandle Outdoors LIVE Water School: Snorkel the Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary

July 30, 2017

Navarre, FL – Join the UF/IFAS Natural Resource Extension Agents as we explore the Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary!

Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 9 am until 1 pm.

 Register Today at https://nbsnorkel.eventbrite.com

Cost is $20.00 per person, lunch is included.

 

The Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary consists of 30 reef structures in the Gulf of Mexico just south of Navarre Beach. Reefs are located in 6 to 15 feet of water. Participants will enjoy a brief introduction about the history of the reefs and economic impacts for the community. We will then head out to snorkel the reefs and observe wildlife that can be found in the area.

Participants need to be experienced snorkelers and able to swim at least 375 to access the site. Participants may see marine life such as: sea turtles, octopi and many fish species that inhabit the reef.

Photo Credit: Mike Sandler

Participants will need bring a mask, fins and snorkel, flotation device such as a boogie board or buoyancy compensator vest, sunscreen, etc.+

We will meet at the Sea Oat Pavilion which is at the second Gulf-side parking lot in the NB Marine Park at 9 am. There are picnic tables, restrooms, changing area and showers at the pavilion.

This adventure is weather dependent, refunds (minus the Eventbrite fee) will provided if we cancel due to inclement weather conditions or poor water visibility. If you have questions, please contact, Chris Verlinde at chrismv@ufl.edu or 850-623-3868.

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