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
Details TBC
DRESS: Cocktail attire, White & Bright

Join CCMI as we have fun at our ‘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.


This 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.


Questions? Contact events@reefresearch.org


Unable to attend? You can still support CCMI! Please DONATE to our efforts. For every CI $20/US $25 donation made in June, you will receive one (1) entry into a drawing for two (2) tickets to attend Festival of Seas. Drawing will take place at 10am, Thursday 1 July 2021. The winner will be notified via email.

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 will be posted soon.


Support Festival of Seas: The Reefs Aglow by becoming an event sponsor or pledging/donating to CCMI. Please contact us at info@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 seating lounges are available for purchase for your group. Please email events@reefresearch.org for information.


For every donation of CI $20/US $25 you make to CCMI at a World Ocean Day event or through our online donation site, you will receive an entry to win two (2) tickets to attend Festival of Seas: The Reefs Aglow!

Drawing for the tickets will take place at 10am on Thursday, 1 July 2021. The winner will be notified via email. We appreciate all support of our efforts to protect and restore coral reefs for the future. Good luck!

Many thanks to our Festival of Seas Sponsors


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