Beautiful Art For Sale!

Beautiful Art For Sale!

A great friend of ECARA and Discovery Diving, Nick Abbott, has graciously created these beautiful paintings which are now for sale, with the majority of the proceeds (everything but shipping costs) going to ECARA.

The Darwin painting will be sold for $90, the Hog Fish is $65 and the Shark painting is $50.

Call (252) 728-2265 if you're interested in purchasing, or donating to ECARA!

By 2020 we're hoping to have all of the funds needed to sink a large vessel for our next artificial reef.


View and Purchase the Paintings HERE

A Couple of Lionfish Recipes

A Couple of Lionfish Recipes

Lionfish with Fresh Herb Mayonnaise

6 small lionfish fillets
2 tablespoons margarine or butter, melted,  salt   freshly ground black pepper

Prepare Fresh Herb Mayonnaise and refrigerate.

The S/V Hardrock Sinks

The S/V Hardrock Sinks

On June 11 after months of preparation the East Carolina Artificial Reef Association sunk the S/V Hardrock as another artificial reef on the reef site also home to the Indra, the Nepomuk and a Barge. ECARA would like to thank the tireless efforts of Terry Leonard & Dean Anderson in this project and LeRoy Craytor, Steve Myers, Brent Greenberg, Wes Cooper, Calvin & Teresa Shaw of Aquatic Pleasures.

Recap: If you can’t beat ‘em, eat ‘em

The first annual “If you can’t beat ‘em, eat ‘em” Lionfish/Lobster Tournament successfully concluded on Sunday, June 9th with a celebration bar-b-que hosted at Hannah’s Haus in Beaufort, NC, but prepared by Libby Eaton of Bistro-by-the Sea. The inaugural event combined local businesses (Discovery DivingSeahorse Coastal ConsultingSeaLake), restaurants (Bistro-by-the-Sea and Hannah’s Haus), and non-profits (Carteret Catch and Eastern Carolina Artificial Reef Association) with the goals of

Support for scuttled ship diving site in Australia

Support is growing for a recently decommissioned Navy ship to be scuttled as a recreational dive site in Jervis Bay.

Federal member for Gilmore, Joanna Gash has made multiple requests in the past for the Navy to scuttle a ship in the area.  The ship wreck would be a popular attraction for recreational divers and fishermen.