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Welcome to the official website for the Playa Hermosa Artificial Reef Project, located in the bay of Playa Hermosa just north of El Coco in the province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica.The Condofish project took a new lease of life with the collaboration of ICE (Costa Rica Electricity Company). ICE, by changing their power grids, had to change their insulators to a larger format. They contacted us to find out if we were interested in using their small isolators to convert them into artificial reefs. So we worked with ICE to develop ideas for structures that would be resistant to marine weather. We finally came to the conclusion of making crosses with 6 insulators that would fit into each other.

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The project has been affectionately nicknamed  “CondoFish” for the fish habitats, or “condominiums” that we have constructed here.  So far, things are moving along swimmingly.  This is the first project of it’s kind to be approved by the Costa Rican government and as things move along, we hope that it will inspire more projects of it’s kind throughout Costa Rica.  The fish and aquatic plant life are taking well to their homes and multiple species have already begun laying eggs on the structures.  We see more and more life each time we dive down to the reef.  Our History section gives detailed story of how this project started and where it’s headed.
To learn more about the drive and energy behind this venture, please read the message from  Christian Lemouche : Spirit of the Reef.
Check the Latest Updates page to see the most recent news about the project.

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