College Programs

Caribbean Tropical Marine Biology

Climb aboard your 45-foot floating classroom, lab and home for an immersive marine biology experience that will have you exploring the beautiful waters surrounding Saba, Statia, St. Barts and St. Kitts.

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Eye-opening days of marine exploration and island hopping

  • Experience the freedom and flexibility of life at sea and the unique opportunity to explore diverse underwater ecosystems up close as you earn scuba diving certifications.
  • Conduct hands-on research and explore themes in marine conservation in tangible ways working alongside marine science professionals and fellow students.
  • Identify colorful reefs and fish species, and apply learned underwater research techniques in a protected marine park to help researchers better understand environmental changes over time.
  • Take a break from your research to visit a rainforest and explore a dormant volcano before returning to your home on the water.
June 14 - July 5 $6,180 Available Enroll Now
“The amount I have learned beyond lectures in three weeks is endless and couldn’t be more thankful for this opportunity. My eyes have opened a little wider and sailing in the Caribbean makes your mind stop but spin at the same time. Don’t miss an opportunity like this.” Lisa, college alumna


College Credits


Scuba Certifications


Service Hours

Three natural science credits available through Lesley University. 

Course description: This course examines the biology and ecology of tropical marine communities and illustrates research techniques and equipment used by marine biologists in a hands-on, experiential way.

Course objectives:

  • Gain a greater interest in the oceans and marine life.
  • Develop an appreciation for the importance of life in the oceans to the history of life on the planet.
  • Learn to identify and describe the diversity of life found in the oceans.
  • Understand how individuals, populations and communities interact with one another and their physical environments.
  • Understand how marine biologists conduct research in the field and in labs in order to better understand ecological and evolutionary relationships.
  • Conduct group research in marine ecology.

Two PADI scuba certifications available:

  • PADI Open Water Diver or PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

Five hours of documented community service through projects such as an underwater cleanup or trail maintenance.


  • Must be at least 18 years old and a high school graduate to participate.
  • Must be one year out of high school or have completed one semester of college.
  • Prior completion of a high school or college biology course.