The Association of Reef Keepers BVI needs photos of our reefs so they can identify the threat of Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease
While going for your relaxing snorkel you keep a lookout for coral in distress taking photos for the ARK scientists to identify. We will show you what corals in distress look like. Once identified ARK scientists can then focus their resources on treating the infected corals.
Departing Manuel Reef Marina 11:00am till 5:30pm
The 1st and 3rd Sunday of each Month
Includes: up to 2 snorkel stops, drinks and a light snack.
Children 17 and under: $26
No unaccompanied minors. Minimum snorkeling age 6
Snorkelers and swimmers must be able to swim unassisted and be comfortable in the water
SCTLD is an aggressive, lethal coral disease that is killing about half of the stony coral species in Florida, USVI, St. Maarten, Turks & Caicos, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Jamaica and is now rapidly spreading through the BVI. The cause of the disease is unknown, but it is transmittable through water and leaves behind large areas of bright white skeleton. Within a matter of weeks, corals can die. It does NOT pose a threat to human health, but damages corals that provide habitat for fish, tourism value, and physical protection from waves during storms.