KML Reservations

Step 1: Contact KML – Initial Inquiry

Admin Office Phone: (305) 664-9101 (M-F 8:00am – 5:00pm)

Mailing Address:

68486 Overseas Highway,

PO Box #968

Long Key, FL, 33001

Please call the KML Admin Office, or fill out the KML Preliminary Reservation Request Form, with a brief description of your course or project, expected group totals, and your primary and backup dates. Please know that completing this form does not automatically schedule your booking. Our team will touch base with you after form submission to confirm availability. 

Step 2: Facilities Use Request Form (FURF)

The FURF provides KML with all the necessary information to finalize your reservation.

Please call first to determine availability. Once scheduled, you will receive a link to the online KML FURF.  

Step 3: Liability Release Waivers

Liability Release Waivers are required for all KML visitors. Each group member must complete, sign, and submit their own waiver.

Check the KML Rates, Forms, and Information page for the current waiver.

Step 4: COVID-19 Forms and Information

Please review the following information in anticipation of your visit to KML and visit the KML Rates, Forms, and Information page to access Required Forms:

  • Each person must complete the online Health Status Survey 24-hours prior to arrival.
  • If staying on-site in KML dorms, each group’s leader/PI must complete an Illness Contingency Plan which is to be submitted for approval by KML staff before arriving on site at KML. All group members should read this plan and understanding corresponding steps/actions. This form can be found linked below.

Additional COVID-19 procedures and guidelines can be found on the KML Health & Safety Information page.

Additional Forms and Information

What services will you require at KML?

KML NSF Seawater System

KML Seawater Systems

Will your group need to reserve space in KML’s seawater system?

Submission of a Seawater Use Request Form (SURF) is required in order to request space in our seawater system at KML.

Visit the KML Rates, Forms, and Information page for the current form.

Questions? Contact our Seawater Systems Manager, Emily Becker.

Scuba Diver inspecting bleached coral

SCUBA Diving

All KML Dive operations are performed under AAUS Diving regulations and require the below supporting documents for Diving reciprocity. Please submit forms all together and 10 business days before arrival to allow for processing.

1) Dive Plan Approval Form: 1 per group

2) AAUS Letter of Reciprocity (LOR): 1 per diver

3) Proof of Insurance (Workers comp, DAN, etc.): 1 per diver

Visit the KML Rates, Forms, and Information page for the current forms.

Questions? Contact our DSO, Bill Ferrell.

KML Research Vessel Mola Mola by the Tennesse Lighthouse

Boating and Snorkeling

Will your group be boating or snorkeling with us? The documents listed below are required for all boating activities.

1) Boat Roster

2) Snorkeling & Boating Agreement

Visit the KML Rates, Forms, and Information page for the current forms.

Questions? Contact us!

KML Diving Collecting Lionfish

Specimen Collections

Would you like to have KML staff collect specimens for you?

Please complete and submit a Collections Request Form

Visit the KML Rates, Forms, and Information page for the current form.

Check out our Specimen Collections page below for more information. 

Questions? Contact us!

Huettel FSU 2015 Instruments

Permits and IACUC

Will your group be conducting operations or collections that require permits or IACUC approval?

There are multiple permitting agencies that control the marine and terrestrial resources and areas around KML.

We are here to help!

Check out our Permitting and IACUC Information page below for more details.

Questions? Contact our IACUC and Permitting Coordinator, Cynthia Lewis.

KML's two 25ft Parkers are excellent work platforms for small to medium size research or education groups.

Vessel Self-Captain

KML vessels are typically captained by skilled and knowledgeable science staff.  Would you like to self-captain a KML vessel for your own small research group?

1) Review the Self-Captain Boating Policy

2) Submit a Self-Captain Agreement

3) Submit a Vessel Check-Out

Visit the KML Rates, Forms, and Information page for the current policies and forms.

Questions? Contact us!