NC Artificial Reef Event




The Hard RockJoin us for our annual fundraiser for the Eastern Carolina Artificial Reef Association (ECARA)! Taking place at the Bryant Student Center on the Carteret Community College campus, this is an evening social event featuring various exhibits on fishing and diving in North Carolina, the pairing of Lionfish with wine and beer, and raffles. ECARA works with local partners to obtain materials, including vessels such as the Spar, to sink off our coast, and is is actively engaged in raising awareness about the importance of artificial reefs to the marine environment, and to the economy of eastern North Carolina. Help us with our mission by becoming a member of ECARA!

Membership Categories

  • $40 Associate/Blenny
  • $75 Angel Fish
  • $100 Grouper
  • $250 Lionfish
  • $500 King Mackeral
  • $750 Wahoo
  • $1000 Sand Tiger
  • $5000 Great White


Event Information

What:  Lionfish and Wine Pairing Culinary Expedition
Date:  March 7, 2015
Time:  6pm - 9pm
Location:  Bryant Student Center on the Carteret Community College campus
Cost:  $40 per person, includes Associate/Blenny membership to ECARA
Food:  Lionfish, Beef, and Chicken
Beverages:  WIne and Beer
Events Scheduled:
  • There will be a 50 / 50 Raffle
  • Jim Christopher will have his Vintage Dive Gear Collection that shows the progression of dive gear through time.
  • Joe Hoyt will have a 3-D presentation of the wreck E. M. Clark.

Silent Auction Items:

  • Awesome Stuff!!  You to need to come to see how awesome it is!

Current Exhibitors:

  • Check back for updated list

Restaurants Participating:

  • Bistro By The Sea
  • Four Additional Carteret Catch restaurants!

U/W Bike Race

eventsiconJoin us on July 4th for this annual event benefitting the Children's Mile of Hope.

Lionfish Roundup

eventsiconAn exciting partnership between Discovery Diving, NOAA, and Carteret Community College.

Treasure Hunt

eventsiconFood, prizes, diving, and fun! Proceeds benefit the Mile Hope Children's Cancer Fund and DAN's research in diving safety.


2013Join us March 7, 2015 at the Bryant Student Center, Carteret Community College, Morehead City in support of the East Carolina Artificial Reef Association.  Click here for more info on this great event and how you can help to bring more Wrecks to the Graveyard of the Atlantic.