Rigs to Reefs

Oil rigs aren’t all bad.

Unfortunately, when most of us think of oil rigs in the ocean, we think of the BP oil spill. That was a tragedy, but oil rigs aren’t all bad.

There’s a half hour video on a website for the Gulf of Mexico foundation showing some of the good things that come from the oil rigs. This video was made possible with a grant from Shell, but they’re up front about it. There’s lots of diving offshore in Texas thanks to the Flower Gardens, the Texas Clipper and all the oil rigs.

Above the water

Below the surface