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South Florida’s Biggest Alternative & Classic Hits Music Festival On Fort Lauderdale Beach.



Support The Children And Familes Devistated By Hurricane Irma. Please Donate Or Volenteer Today At www.KeysStrong.org



South Florida’s Favorite Seafood Festival at Miami’s Iconic Marine Stadium



The Celebration of the Sea Foundation works to ENGAGEEDUCATE and INSPIRE people around the world to protect the ocean and the world’s natural resources. A specific focus of all our initiatives is to develop resilient communities and promote STREAM (Science, Technology, Resiliency, Engineering, Arts & Music) education and career paths.

 “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

M/V Lana Rose

The Celebration of the Sea Foundation along with Resolve Marine Group have announced a new innovative partnership to launch the M/V Lana Rose to serve as a global catalyst to engage, educate and inspire the public in best practices for civic engagement and the deployment of applied science which provides actionable solutions to pressing global environmental challenges. The Lana Rose will continue to seek out and support collaborative initiatives with the world’s preeminent thought leaders and organizations that are focused on implementing actionable solutions in these key subject areas.

PLASTIC POLLUTION & BEACH CLEAN UPS – Over 100 million marine mammals are killed each year as a result of plastic pollution. Please join us in helping to remove plastic every day from our marine environment. To be part of the solution and learn more about how to support these efforts in South Florida, please visit and join the amaizng work being done through the outstanding leadership of Barry Levy and his team at Fort Lauderdale Beach Sweep.


Road to Riptide

Celebration of the Sea Foundation has teamed up with Shipwreck Park Pompano Beach along with renowned seven-time Emmy Award winning underwater videographer Frazier Nivens and virtual reality guru Victor Nappe to create a first-of-its-kind fully immersive CD Virtual Reality (VR) tour of the artificial reefs Lady Luck and the Okinawa shipwrecks located just offshore the Pompano Beach Pier. 

Coconut Grove Seafood Festival

Stone Crab Season kicked off at the iconic Miami Marine Stadium with the Celebration of the Sea’s “Eco-Discovery Zone”, leading seafood vendors, live Caribbean beats, mojito bars, and more while promoting awareness for KeysStrong.org Florida Keys Relief. The two-day event provided fresh seafood all-day-long with over 25 gourmet seafood partners.

Internationally Renowned Marine Artist Wyland Receives Celebration of the Sea Lifetime Acheivement Award

Celebration of the Sea Founder & CEO Patxi Pastor presents internationally renowned marine artist Wyland the Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award at Miami’s iconic Marine Stadium.


  • SEA Corps NBC6 Special
  • Coke Rain Barrel Celebration of the Sea Foundation Program
  • MBSH SCUBA Club Navy Scholarships
  • MAST@FIU BBC - SEA Corps Program
  • Lake Champlain Shipwrecks Special
  • Patxi Pastor and Wyland
  • Patxi Pastor
  • Frazier Nivens' Florida Keys History Discovery

KeysStrong.Org Florida Keys Relief

The Celebration of the Sea Foundation along with our good friends at Entercom Communications send our thoughts and prayers to all the families and Key’s communities which have been effected by the devastation of hurricane Irma. We are honored to serve as the official charity of Entercom’s Riptide Music Festival on December 2nd and 3rd on Fort Lauderdale Beach. We are currently helping to coordinate major on-going long term relief efforts with civic leaders from the Florida Keys and have been helping the Keys community establish the KeysStrong.org emergency relief effort to directly support the children and families who have been most heavily impacted by hurricane Irma. KeysStrong.org has been included as a major part of our co-productions of both the Riptide Music Festival as well as the Coconut Grove Seafood Festival which was held at Miami’s Marine Stadium on October 21st & 22nd. Entercom’s amazing radio station network and on-air personalities have already begun to be announce the KeysStrong.org relief efforts with live coverage from the Keys and all of this will continue on an ongoing basis as a primary focus of all of our activities on our “Road to Riptide”. Ongoing and updated information about how you can help with KeysStrong.org relief initiatives will continue to be posted here as well as broadcast on an ongoing basis on 104.3 The Shark, 102.7 The Beach, 101.5 Lite FM and 790 The TicketFor information please visit KeysStrong.org.


World Ocean Watch

World Ocean Watch Educational Environmental & Marine Science Program Created By Patxi Pastor, Dr. Barry Rock & Phil Browne Overview The Celebration of the Sea Foundation is proud to have developed the World Ocean Watch (WOW) Environmental and Educational...
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FIU Awards Full STEM Scholarship

FIU Awards Full STEM Scholarship Miami Beach Senior High School freshman, Rebecca Rauch-Thane, was awarded a full scholarship to Florida International University at the Miami Beach Environmental Resiliency Summit: Miami Beach Rising Above on March 27th, 2015. The...
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Miami Beach Senior High SCUBA Club

Miami Beach Senior High SCUBA Club Miami Beach Senior High School’s SCUBA Club, Co-Founded by Celebration of the Sea Founder and CEO, Patxi Pastor, treated students to an extraordinary opportunity to dive with International SCUBA Diving Hall of Famer, Captain Spencer...
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U.S. Navy SCUBA Scholarships

U.S. Navy SCUBA Scholarships Miami Beach High School students and U.S. Navy cadets Sasha Dyroff (Cadet Petty Officer Third Class), Adriana Chait (Cadet Petty Officer Third Class) and Adrea Orduz (Cadet Seaman) were awarded full SCUBA scholarships through the U.S....
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  • High School Aquanaut Program
  • CBS Underwater Press Conference
  • Digitizing Marine Animal Vocalizations
  • E! Sea World Discovery Cove Special
  • Lake Champlain Shipwrecks Special
  • The Underwater World of Patxi Pastor
  • Tongue of the Ocean Shark Dive
  • Earth Day Dolphin PSA (1990)