Artificial Reef

One of the Moai heads underneath the Rapa Nui Reef. His head is buried in the sand. (Howie Grapek / Grapek Photography Online)

Rapa Nui Team Vows To Reform Botched Artificial Reef Site

The team behind the Rapa Nui artificial reef installation that flipped over during its sinking on Sunday is “committed to making the site a marine habitat and dive destination with the beauty and splendor of public art.”

CBS Miami–06/09/2015

The barge carrying the Rapa Nui Reef flipped as it was sunk off the coast of Deerfield Beach.  (Source: Frazier Nivens/Ocean Imaging)

Barge Flip Leads To Topsy Turvy “Easter Island” Reef

It looks like Mother Ocean had her own plans for a new artificial reef installation in the waters off Deerfield Beach over the weekend.


Rendering of Rapa Nui Artificial Reef. (Source:

Unique New Dive Site Going Underwater In Deerfield Beach

An amazingly unique new dive site is coming to South Florida.


Moai figures that’ll be sunk as part of the Rapa Nui Reef off Deerfield Beach. (Source: City of Deerfield Beach)

New Easter Island Themed Reef Making Waves In Deerfield Beach

A new and unique South Florida dive site will become a reality this weekend off Deerfield Beach.

CBS Miami–06/03/2015

Rendering of Rapa Nui Artificial Reef. (Source:

Deerfield Beach Readies For New Easter Island Themed Artificial Reef

South Florida is a diving mecca with beautiful reefs both natural and man-made.

CBS Miami–04/21/2015

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Old Florida Bridge Turned Into Artificial Reef

There’s a new bridge in Pinellas County, Florida and that’s good news for drivers and boaters, but it’s the sea life underneath the bridge that are really benefitting.

CBS Miami–10/29/2013

In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Annette Robertson explores a portion of the artificial reef  Spiegel Grove Wednesday, May 16, 2012, in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, off Key Largo, Fla. Thursday, May 17, marks the 10th anniversary of the former 510-foot, U.S. Navy landing ship dock's scuttling to become an artificial reef. (AP Photo/Florida Keys News Bureau, Stephen Frink)

Key Largo’s Spiegel Grove Wreck Turns 10

The Spiegel Grove, the third largest ship in the world ever scuttled to become an artificial reef is a decade old.