If you are asking what I think you are asking the only thing "private" on a reef you get permited and deployed is the numbers. If someone happens to find your "private" reef then that is just a chance you take. You can't tell the person that found it to leave cause it is yours, can't put up a no trespassing sign and so forth. Even though you paid to build it or purcahse it and have it permitted and deployed once it hits the Gluf floor it is technically fair game.since the subject is up...what happens if I find a private spot....how do I know, if some one comes around and tells me they own it, its private etc...do they have to have proof in hand, a art.reef/permit piece of paper with such numbers or something?...
There is paperwork to fill out and requirements that have to be met. Basically the structure has to be made of steel, aluminum, or concrete. If it is metal the wall thickness needs to be 1/8 inch or greater. The unit needs to weigh 150lbs or more and be determined to be stable on the sea floor. There are permitted areas that allowed for reefs. They represent a couple of hundred square miles of sea floor. One zone to the east of the pass and one to the west. They start about 15 miles out of the pass SE or SW.how would you obtain a permit for dropping an unpublished reef?
dreamweaver21 hit the nail on the head, except for one important point.
The numbers are required to be provided (i know, i can't stand it, it's bull), but in order to safeguard the numbers and assure they aren't publicized, send the numbers to me in a pm. I'll coordinate with the county and corp.
dept of safe numbers