Since July 2015, SWARA has deployed approximately 700 artificial reef structures at 16 different evenly-distributed sites along the coast of Walton County, Florida. All reef sites are conveniently located near public beach accesses with parking and restrooms. Each reef structure is made of a combination of steel, concrete, and Florida limestone. The Snorkel Reef towers are anchored by fiberglass pilings driven into the sand. SWARA reef structures are specially designed to provide shelter and, with healthy marine growth, a sustainable food source for a wide range of species.
All SWARA reef sites are intended to be reachable from shore. However, SWARA fish/dive reef sites are best reached by boat with use of a GPS device while SWARA Snorkel Reefs are best reached using a kayak, paddleboard, or other personal flotation device.
Every SWARA reef site lies in the State of Florida’s waters and visitors enjoy the reefs at their own risk. Visitors should obey all local and state laws when fishing, diving, boating, and snorkeling. Be advised, SWARA has no control over and claims no responsibility for anything that happens at, on, or around SWARA reef sites. Weather and sea conditions can and do change quickly and often. Visitors should make safety their highest priority.