NC Artificial Reef Event




The Hard RockJoin us for our annual fundraiser for the Eastern Carolina Artificial Reef Association (ECARA)! Taking place at the Tow Boat US Facility, this is an evening social event on fishing and diving in North Carolina, 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:  June 3, 2017
Time:  6pm - 9pm
Location: Tow Boat US in Beaufort
Cost:  $40 per person, includes Associate/Blenny membership to ECARA
Food:  Lionfish, Beef, and Chicken
Beverages:  Wine and Beer
Events Scheduled:
  • TBA

Silent Auction Items:

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

Current Exhibitors:

  • Check back for updated list

U/W Bike Race

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Lionfish Tournament

eventsiconWe need your help to make Carteret County's 5th Annual "If you Can't Beat 'em, Eat 'em" Spearfishing Tournament a success! This Tournament is a joint effort between Discovery Diving and Eastern Carolina Artificial Reef Association (ECARA).

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 June 3rd, 2017 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.