Hollywood Beach Mermaid Artificial Reef

Ocean Rescue Alliance (ORA), in partnership with the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), has deployed a 1000 Mermaids Artificial Reef Project site, its first in Broward County, off the coast of Hollywood Beach with 20 ocean-friendly artificial reef modules. The Hollywood artificial reef is the second for Ocean Rescue Alliance, bringing the total number of artificial reef structures deployed in the ocean off South Florida's coast to 100 since the 1000 Mermaids project was launched 5 years ago.

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Of the 20 artificial reef structures deployed, 5 feature artistic sculptures such as mermaids, a swim-up selfie mermaid tail, and an industrial diver suit. 

The reef is located about 1 mile offshore in about 35-40 feet of water and is accessible to certified, skilled divers via vessel.  

Plans are underway for a future reef installation that will be accessible to those snorkeling from shore. 


Mermaid Reef Map


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1000 Mermaids is a monumental public eco-art project in the form of an artificial reef that serves as an underwater destination for coral restoration, eco-tourism, and research. The artificial reef sculptures, weighing between 2200-3300 lbs each, come outfitted with the patented "Coral Lok" system allowing coral to be out-planted directly to the structures. The structures, built by Reef Cells in Boynton Beach, have biological bases specifically engineered to support fish habitat and provide coral restoration opportunities. They will be placed just a few miles southeast of the Port Everglades Inlet and will be capable of being a recipient site for transplanted corals.  

For more information, visit 1000 Mermaids Artificial Reef Project or go to www.1000mermaids.com or www.oceanrescuealliance.org.