Uncover the Secrets of Coral Reefs this summer. 

In the Palm Beaches, lively coral reefs parallel the shore.  They are home to schools of spadefish, moray eels, cleaner shrimp, and more.  Every time we submerge, we get the chance to admire flourishing coral and sponges.

This July, learn from coral reef expert and conservationist, Dr. Alex Brylske.  

Breakers Reef.  Flower Garden.  Bath and Tennis.  The Trench.  Do any of these names sound familiar?  They are some of our most beloved dive sites.  We would not be able to enjoy these vibrant reefs without one crucial thing: coral.

Have you ever wondered what coral actually is?  Coral is sessile, meaning it takes root along the ocean floor.  But you might be surprised to learn that coral is not a plant or rock.  It’s actually an animal (oceanservice.noaa.gov).

Fascinated by this information so far?  Let’s take a closer look.

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Learn even more by uncovering Secrets of Coral Reefs.  Sign up for a fact-packed seminar in the morning.  Then, go on coral reef dives to take a closer look at coral in its natural environment.

Join us on Sunday, July 17th.  Meet at the dive shop at 9 AM for a coral reef presentation by Dr. Alex Brylske.  Then, hop on the afternoon dive charter with Dr. Brylske to uncover secrets of coral reefs in the wild. 

You don’t want to miss this chance to learn from a coral reef expert and conservationist.  Understand what makes coral so special and what we can do to protect it.

Sharkapalooza leader and educator, Dr. Alex Brylske

Dr. Alex Brylske is Reef Smart Guide’s Director of Education.  He is a dive industry veteran, educator, and marine conservation biologist with decades of experience.

During the 1980s, he was the educational program development manager for PADI.  He crafted many of the programs used to train divers. 

In 2019, “Dr. B” retired as Professor of Marine Science at the College of the Florida Keys.  There, he taught many field-based marine science courses and helped develop the unique B.S. degree program in marine resource management.

Don’t miss this amazing chance to learn from a passionate industry expert.  Dr. B will fill our Sunday with a FREE seminar in the morning, then 2 afternoon dives. 

Coral is so much more than meets the eye.  It is an essential backbone of our underwater ecosystem.  Discover current research findings and other mysteries scientists are working to uncover.  

secrets of coral reefs


Tune in or join us in person at the dive shop on Sunday, July 17th at 9 AM.  Uncover secrets of coral reefs as Dr. B teaches us and answers questions.

Learn about the following:

  • The “shifting baseline” phenomenon.
  • Coral reef ecology that is rarely addressed elsewhere.
  • How science is expanding to understand a range of issues, like coral physiology and resource management.
  • Ongoing and emerging threats to coral reefs.
  • How divers can contribute to marine conservation efforts.
secrets of coral reefs


After learning about coral, let’s go diving!  Hop aboard a coral reef charter on Sunday afternoon.  The charter runs from  1:30 PM to 5:30 PM on Sunday, July 17th.  Plan to arrive at the boat 45 minutes before departureWe will visit coral reef sites that are 50-60ft deep.

Dive alongside Dr. Brylske as you observe different corals along beautiful reefs.  Get a closer look at what makes this unique animal so incredible.  Save your questions for the surface interval, then ask Dr. B about what you encountered underwater.


Take your passion for coral reefs to a deeper level.  Learn all about the interesting and complex nature of life on a reef. Understand the threats our reefs face, and how we can help restore them.

Further your training with the PADI AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Specialty. 

This specialty counts toward the Master Scuba Diver Challenge.  But any ocean lover can enroll in this course. You do not need to be scuba-certified to sign up.

Simply have an interest in coral reefs and protecting them?  Learn more about the Coral Reef Conservation Specialty.


Uncover the secrets of coral reefs.  Learn about exciting research, how divers can aid conservation efforts, and more.  Take a closer look at coral and dive with us on beautiful reef dives.

Whether you are a diver or not, protect coral reefs by learning as much as you can about them. Earn a certification with the PADI AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Specialty.

Contact us at training@puravidadivers.com or call 561-840-8750 for more information.