Who We Are
The Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association (MBARA) builds and deploys artificial reefs off the coast of Mexico Beach, FL, to promote the conservation and environmental improvement of our natural and artificial marine reef systems.
We are a completely volunteer group and raise funds to build these reefs primarily with donations from individuals like you, where 99% of our donations go towards deploying more artificial reefs.
Local Reef Sites
We are a non-profit and since 1997 we have deployed over 275 reefs comprised of more than 4,000 individual structures. MBARA also offers Memorial Reefs where you can build a personalized artificial reef for a loved one, creating a living legacy for generations to come.
Make a Difference
We are a non-profit, and since 1997 we have developed over 275 reefs comprised of more than 4,000 individual structures. Please donate and become a member.
Our Latest Videos
Most of the Gulf of Mexico is barren ocean floor with little to no natural hard bottom. Our artificial reefs create and increase fish habitat, provide social-economic benefits to local coastal communities, and enhance recreational and diving opportunities.
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Jun 3 at 2:03 PM
El Governor hotel reopens in Mexico Beach after five years
A hotspot in Mexico Beach makes its return after being destroyed by Hurricane Michael. For decades the El Governor was a place where people came back year after year. a staple in Mexico Beach until the category-5 storm gutted it.
Welcome Back El Governor! We missed you. You are a big part of Mexico Beach and the MBARA Kingfish Tournament.