Blue Star Program

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Blue Star is a program established by Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary to reduce the impact of divers and snorkelers on the coral reef ecosystem of the Florida Keys. The program recognizes tour operators who have made a commitment to reduce the impact of divers and snorkelers on coral reefs of the Florida Keys. The sanctuary encourages you to book with Blue Star operators, to help protect our coral reefs.

Why should you book with a Blue Star operator? These operators have made a commitment to educate you on how to be better environmental stewards and to interact responsibly with coral reefs in the Keys. This is important because the coral reefs of the Florida Keys are stressed by a range of somewhat daunting factors, including overuse by uninformed or irresponsible visitors. Luckily, unlike some of the major causes of reef decline such as climate change, damage to reefs from diving and snorkeling can be immediately prevented.

Visit the Blue Star website to learn more about the program and to find a list of currently recognized Blue Star operators.