The PUBLIC Forum is FREE Everyone is welcome and encouraged to register and participate on the Public Forum.  This will keep you in the loop when ECRA hosts Free events for the public and provides you with a great place to keep informed of fishery issues and regulations.


75 Member

$75.00 per year is a Family Membership (Husband &Wife and/or minor children)

1.         Pay-pal: The BEST way is to Register on the Forum then go to the CP panel and scroll down to Subscriptions and join on Pay-pal.  This will grant you instant access to the Members Only Benefits. (Detailed instructions are below for those not familiar with computers or forums)

2.  Join by Mail: Checks/or Money Orders Payable to:     

Emerald Coast Reef Association Inc.

Niceville, FL 32588-0273

P.O. Box 273

You must write your Forum Name on your check and register on the Forum before we can activate your "Members Only" access privileges.


3.  Join at any ECRA Event


Benefits of Membership


Not Available to the Public

  • GPS coordinates:  This is where you will find hundreds of GPS coordinates that have been donated to ECRA as well as Confirmed and Verified public numbers.  (This alone will save you enough fuel to pay for your membership in just one or two trips!)

  • ECRA Reef Building Projects:  The Members Only forum is where all the reef building discussions occur and ECRA members are invited to participate in Reef Building!  No experience needed

  • Discounts 4 MembersThe Members Only Forum has a section where discounts for our Members are offered by local businesses.

  • Free Personal Fishing & Dive Log

  • Longer Posts & Bigger Pictures etc

  • Discounted entry fees for Tournaments & Events

  • Socials and Educational Workshops

  • Volunteer Appreciation Parties

  • New Fishing/Diving Buddies!

  • Volunteer Credits: Work or School





    Join the Forum for FREE

    Go to the ECRA Forum and register as a user.  (you must use a valid e-mail address)Top



    1. Follow a few simple instructions on the Forum that lets the system know you are a real person and click on the check block to agree to the Forum Rules.

    2.  On the Forum, use the Sample Screen Below to help you fill in your desired information


    Answer a few more questions if you want to,  they are not required.

    A real person confirmation email will be sent to the email you provide.  You MUST click on the link in the email to notify the administrator that you have registered.

    If your access has not been granted within 24 hours, please


  • Click on the “User CP” button on the blue bar at the top of the forumbottom



    Scroll all the way down to "Paid Subscriptions" and click on your choice.  Remember, Choice One is for a single year only.  Choice Two will renew every year.

    Your option pays only through your "Pay Pal" account.

    When you use this method, your “Members Only” access is granted immediately

     Important Note:  All “Members Only” information is sent to the e-mail address you provide.  If you provide an address that you don’t check, you will miss out on the Members Only GPS numbers when they are released each year.  ECRA does NOT share your e-mail address with anyone, nor do we spam you.