Ocean Week

This Year the Florida House of Representatives adopted a bill proposed by Panama City’s Own Jimmy Patronis, marking July 21 – 27 “Ocean Week” in the state of Florida.

In 1963, the United States SeaLab program began  in Panama City Beach, Florida.  SeaLab I, a prototype sea base, was assembled in 1964 at the laboratory along Alligator Bayou in Bay County. With the use of SeaLab I, the U.S. Navy conducted a historic 11 day mission at a depth of 198 feet, which proved man could explore, live and work in the deep ocean depths for long periods of time.

SeaLab I set the stage for the development of similar projects in the United States and around the world and opened new doors to undersea exploration. Sealab 1 is still on display at the Man in the Sea Museum on Back Beach Rd. The Grand Lagoon Coalition has partnered with the Museum as its benefiting non profit for this year’s Ocean week.


Please see the events below:

A portion of the proceeds from each event will go to help the Man in the Sea Museum preserve our history of underwater exploration.

paradiseAdventuresCatamaranParadise Adventures will donate from every ticket purchase throughout Ocean Week.


Jazmine“Sealab Sushi Special” All Week


marinacantina“Man in The Sea-Food Lunch Specials” All Week


patchesEvery Seafood Dish sold through the Week



sea-dragonA Donation Bucket will be collecting on each trip through the week

Sealab SAFARI Eco-Tours Running Dailycaptandersons



A Portion of each specialty drink purchase will be donated


schooners_header_logoHost Donation Location all Week



Host Donation Location All Week


July 23 & 24

captandersonsOcean Art Paint Parties – Capt. Anderson’s Marina – Marina Cantina Breezeway



July 25 & 26th


Deep Fried Five – Featured Nashville band starting at 9 PM. All proceeds from the $5 cover charge benefit the Man in the Sea Museum





July 26




July 27

runawayCaribbean Pig Roast – Runaway Bay Caribbean Grille



Some Articles on the Celebration of Ocean Week

Ocean Week Makes a Splash in Panama City Beach

Patronis advances ‘Ocean Week’ resolution