Kimpton Angler's offers excursions to its adopted coral reef

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A diver visits the underwater "trees" at the Angler's Reef restoration area.
A diver visits the underwater "trees" at the Angler's Reef restoration area.

Miami's Kimpton Angler's Hotel South Beach has collaborated with the University of Miami's coral-restoration laboratory to "adopt" a section of coral reef. The reef, named Angler's Reef, is currently under restoration, and guests of the hotel can scuba dive or snorkel to the reef as a part of their stay at the Kimpton Angler Hotel South Beach.

The half-day, guided excursions are available for up to 35 hotel guests at a time and are arranged in partnership with dive operator Deco Divers, departing from the South Beach Marina, a short distance from the hotel.

Guests can opt to dive about 25 feet to the reef, snorkel or simply ride along to the reef site. There is also an option to cater the excursion with food provided from the Kimpton Angler's kitchen or include scuba diving refresher courses to the trip.

Last February, coral reef restoration divers planted 300 staghorn corals and two underwater "trees" at Angler's Reef, holding 120 coral fragments that will eventually propagate hundreds of other corals in the future.

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