Recent Club News

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Reef Rovers and Friends Do Some Heavy Lifting

Great article created by John Ryan – A record-setting cleanup was hosted by the Suncoast Reef Rovers on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Higel Marine Park in Venice. This event was unlike anything before, because the marine debris they brought out was huge and totaled 8,700 pounds! The most astounding hoist were done with giant Read More

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Reef Rovers featured in the Herald Tribune!

Volunteers go underwater to clean up South Jetty in Venice   VENICE — Not long after sunrise on Sunday, dozens of volunteers climbed into the water off the South Jetty to scour the sea for underwater debris. About 50 people signed up for the annual cleanup, which is coordinated by Ken Lackmann and sponsored by Read More

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North Jetty Cleanup 2017 Report

This past Saturday the Suncoast Reef Rovers dive club teamed up with Sarasota Bay Watch, NAUI Green Diver Initiative and the Sarasota County Sheriff’s office to conduct our annual underwater cleanup of the Casey Key North Jetty. Nineteen divers, 1 kayaker, 1 snorkeler, 19 topside helpers (and 1 manatee) removed the usual debris from the Read More

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Underwater volunteers provide valuable service

The following article appeared in the July 29, 2017 edition of the Venice Gondolier Sun Underwater volunteers provide valuable service By Larry R. Humes While scores of volunteers donate their time to keeping the Venice community clean and beautiful, dozens more spend countless hours underwater, scouring the sea floor to rid our bays and shoreline Read More

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Pier is Spotless – Reef Rovers Keeping It Clean

   The entire Gulf beach under the Venice Fishing Pier is clean thanks to the work of the Suncoast Reef Rovers of Venice and their many friends.  A team of divers and helpers descended on Brohard Beach on Saturday July 15, 2017 to remove underwater debris from a spot that is very popular with families, fishers Read More

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Volunteer Sarasota County Spotlight – Greg Vine!

Volunteer Gary Reinmuth meets Greg Vine, Suncoast Reef Rovers: What do a crusty 22-caliber revolver, a water-logged fishing rod with a live but emaciated little snapper still on the hook, an outboard motor that became detached from its sunken boat and two concrete park benches have in common? Believe it or not, they have all Read More