On San Salvador, get a taste of real-world marine biology on multiple dives, lab work and research adventures, led by scientists working in the field.
At the Gerace Research Center on the eastern Bahamian island of San Salvador, classrooms are more then a bunch of desks inside four walls. They’re reef walls teeming with brightly colored marine life and descending to 6000 feet. They’re also mangrove channels, seagrass beds and blindingly white beaches. Aspiring marine biologists come here with a larval-stage interest and fascination with the underwater world and, under the guidance of professional scientists, nurture it into a full-blown, hands-on exploration of tropical marine biology.
“I’ve been diving for years but never had the chance to observe corals and fish I learned about in lectures the night before.” — Wells Johnson, San Francisco, CA
- Experience hands-on marine biology studies and research
- Explore thriving reefs
- Take part in marine ecology projects
- Collect data for the REEF Fish Survey Project
- Earn scuba certifications
- Island exploration and cave tour
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- 3 College Credits
- 5 Available Certifications
- 10 Community Service Hours
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- Experience Required
- No experience necessary
- However, if you do not have your scuba certification you will need to arrive four days earlier to begin your scuba certification course. You should select the trip that starts June 22 or July 18 if you are not a certified scuba diver.