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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.
PROGRAM DATES COST AVAILABILITY
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

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College Credits

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Scuba Certifications

5

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.

Requirements:

  • 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.