Artificial Reefs International
Salt Life understands the value in creating and restoring our reef system. Artificial Reefs International has been involved in creating artificial reefs by repurposing ships that were slated for the scrapyard. They meticulously clean these vessels to make sure they are free from all potential contaminants. Once they have sunk, these vessels create important habitats for local species of fish and crustaceans. These structures also provide a way for native corals to grow and develop. ARI’s Vandenberg project has created a great diving destination and excellent fishing location off the coast of Key West. You can learn more about their efforts and how you can help at:
Current ARI Projects
The diesel powered U.S.S. Clamagore was built in 1945 and used extensively on the East coast. During the cold war years she became known as the "Gray Ghost of the Florida Coast" as she patrolled searching for nuclear powered Soviet submarines. She was retired from service in 1975. The Clamagore has been on display at Patriot's Point in Charleston, SC since 1981.
With your help this sub will become an underwater museum and artificial reef that will be located off the Coast of Palm Beach County in Florida. Your purchase of a Clamagore tee shirt will provide funds to make this project possible.