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Thinking of visiting the sanctuary? Need to find a dive charter operator? Want to know the sanctuary's boundary and buoy coordinates? You’ve come to the right place.

This page is a compilation of documents found elsewhere in this web site. You will also find links to these documents on the appropriate web pages.

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Boundary and Buoy Coordinates (48kb pdf)
- a listing of all sanctuary boundary coordinates and the coordinates of each mooring buoy

Diver Checklist (84kb pdf)
- a suggested list of items to take for a dive trip to the sanctuary

Regulations, summary (137kb pdf)
- a two page summary of the regulations most likely to be applicable to individual visitors to the sanctuary; not a comprehensive summary (2012)

Regulations, NMSP (364kb pdf)
- excerpt from Code of Federal Regulations detailing regulations application to the National Marine Sanctuary Program; regulations specific to Flower Garden Banks NMS regulations are in Subpart L (2007)

Regulations, FGBNMS section (68kb pdf)
- Updated Subpart L, outlining only regulations specific to Flower Garden Banks NMS (April 2012).

Regulations, Final Rule 2012 (111kb pdf) - Explanation of revisions to FGBNMS regulations in conjunction with release of 2012 Management Plan and Environmental Assessment (April 2012).

Coral Cap Species List (1.3MB pdf)
- comprehensive list of all the species identified in the sanctuary within recreational dive limits (0-130 ft, 0-40 m deep).

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