Coral Reef Expedition


Join us in exploring the Flower Garden Banks Coral Reefs!

GMF’s 22nd DUOY Expedition is being planned and expected to occur in July 2016.

An application package will be posted well in advance and we can notify you at that time if you inquire now.

For information please contact us at

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DUOY Photos & Videos

View photos from GMF’s previous trips to learn more about the annual workshop.

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DUOY Articles

Texas Co-op Magazine (Dec 2011)
Article written by 2011 DUOY participant Melissa Gaskill about her experience

2014 DUOY Trip

Down Under, Out Yonder (DUOY) is a five-day workshop designed for educators, hosted by the Gulf of Mexico Foundation and sponsored by ConocoPhillips through a generous donation.

The workshop includes two days of on-land coral reef education, followed by three days of scuba diving aboard a live-aboard vessel in the Gulf of Mexico. It focuses on the coral reefs of the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, located about 115 miles off the Texas coast. The federally protected underwater sanctuary harbors the northern-most coral reefs in the continental US.