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Marine Biology

A group of girls sitting on a boat looking at a map.
A group of girls sitting on a boat looking at a map.

Introduction toMarine Biology

You’re living on a yacht surrounded by clear blue water and coral reefs teeming with extraordinary sea creatures and plant life. You’ve got questions like: Why do corals grow in the Caribbean? Who eats who on a coral reef? What artificial reefs can we visit in the BVI? What can we do to preserve our aquatic environment?

We’ve got answers. It’s time to join the esteemed community of marine scientists! On all of our adventures you’ll have the opportunity to learn about and explore the underwater world. You’ll gain new knowledge in the field of marine biology.

Our staff marine biologists give hands-on seminars 2-4 times a week. Topics of these seminars will be based on our curricula, Fringing Reefs of the British Virgin Islands and Guide to Marine Sciences of the Caribbean and include coral reef biology, reef ecology, artificial reefs, fish identification, and others. Guided night snorkels, beach hikes and collection workshops are all part of these stimulating marine science seminars. These learning opportunities are built in and around the regular program activities so there’s still plenty of time for beach days, watersports, and island exploration. At the end of your adventure, you will have a better understanding of the ocean and the interactions you have with it.

Campers taking notes under water.

Get to Know Your Surroundings

You’ll be surrounded by some of the most beautiful marine environments in the world so there’s no better time to learn about what’s going on beneath the surface! Our Marine Science Instructors deliver exciting, hands-on seminars on the topics that you and your crewmates are most curious about! All of our adventures give you the opportunity to learn about and explore the underwater world.

Academic learning on a boat.


You can earn academic credit by working with marine scientists on exciting hands-on research projects, field studies and by participating in dynamic discussions. The surrounding coral reefs, mangroves and shallow water habitats will be your laboratory as you collect data on water quality, plankton abundance, coral health and tropical fish abundance.