A cocktail party to benefit CCMI

Take a night dive on the coral reef and with the help of a special filter, you will be treated to a visual treat – the reefs vibrantly aglow against the darkness of the ocean. It is the phenomenon of biofluorescence that is responsible for this psychedelic display of colour – the process by which corals absorb certain wavelengths of light and emit it as pink or purple light – glowing and providing a serendipitous experience to the underwater explorer. These are the reefs at night. These are the reefs aglow.

DATE: Saturday, 13th November 2021
TIME: 7-10pm
VENUE: Morgan’s Seafood Restaurant
DRESS: Cocktail attire, White & Bright
COST: CI $150

Join CCMI as we have fun at ‘The Reefs Aglow’ cocktail party! With white and bright colours – not to mention plenty of glow in the dark touches – we’ll feel the beauty of the biofluorescence of coral reefs at night.

Starting with a glow-in-the-dark welcome cocktail on arrival, this fun, lighthearted cocktail party will feature plenty of great food, live music, dancing, a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction. Enjoy this opportunity to share a fun and lively evening with others who are passionate about saving coral reefs and who share in our vision of vibrant oceans and healthy coral reefs for the future.

This vision begins with you, and we hope you will join us as we celebrate our oceans with Festival of Seas: The Reefs Aglow.

Festival of Seas: The Reefs Aglow is CCMI’s major fundraising event of the year and will sustain our operations, education and research programmes in the Cayman Islands for the year to come as we continue to return to regular operations. In fact, with our team of professionals in place, we have exciting plans to grow our efforts in research and education over the next five years, having an even bigger impact to the health of coral reefs that benefits the entire Cayman Islands community.

You can purchase tickets online HERE (online ticketing fee applies) or reserve tickets and pay with a bank transfer.

Questions? Contact events@reefresearch.org


Unable to attend?

You can still support CCMI! Please DONATE to our efforts.

** Please note: due to Cayman Islands Government regulations due to the Covid-19 pandemic, only those who are in residence in the Cayman Islands would currently be eligible to attend Festival of Seas. There is no guarantee overseas supporters will be able to attend. Tickets are transferable to other guests.

Become a Sponsor

CCMI relies on the support of a vast network of supporters, volunteers and like- minded individuals that allow us to continue advancing towards evidence-based solutions to improve the health of our coral reefs. Festival of Seas: The Reefs Aglow will raise critical funds to support our operations and strengthen our domestic science education and research programmes over the next year while we continue returning to full operations at the field station.

Sponsorship opportunities starting at CI $2500 (non-ticketed sponsorship levels begin at CI $500), and we invite you to talk to us if you or your corporation are interested in supporting the event. Details of the various level and benefits to sponsors can be found HERE.

Support Festival of Seas: The Reefs Aglow by becoming an event sponsor or pledging/donating to CCMI. Please contact us at events@reefresearch.org for more information.


Individual: CI $150 ea

Includes food, unlimited drinks, live music, DJ and dancing


**For an exclusive experience, a limited number of private tents are available for reserve for your group (up to 12 persons maximum). Please email events@reefresearch.org for information or to reserve your tent today.

Many thanks to our Festival of Seas Sponsors


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“We are committed to supporting CCMI’s mission to provide education, research and programming initiatives that help to protect the future of our fragile ocean ecosystems in the face of increasing human activity and environmental changes.”