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The mission of SCUBAnauts International  is to educate teens in the marine sciences, enabling them to make a positive impact on the environment and empowering them to become tomorrow's leaders.

Nauts gather data from their recently deployed reef balls. They hope to find the reef balls teeming with life!

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SCUBA Olympics

The SCUBAnauts spent their Sunday participating in the fun-filled SCUBA Olympics, a community event benefiting the special needs swimmers of the Adaptive Swim Team. The Tarpon Springs and St. Petersburg Nauts competed in several judged events including an underwater bicycle race, buddy tow, balloon lift, raft race, and tug-o-war. Jessica Silk, a SCUBAnaut of the […]

Glover’s Reef Science Projects

Today is our last day on the island, since we leave at 6 am tomorrow in order to catch our plane back to the US. We had to squeeze in our last dive before noon because you should always leave 24 hours in between diving and flying. The excess nitrogen that we inhale from our […]

Glover’s Reef Research Station

After all our dives for the day were over and the kids grabbed dinner and a quick shower, we had the chance to hear the Glovers Reef Research Station manager tell us about the role that the station plays in conservation of the Belize marine ecosystem. The station is on a caye that was bought […]

Accomodations at GRMR

The research station at Glovers Reef is almost energy independent. All of the water comes from captured rainwater or desalinated ocean water. There are solar panels to grab energy from the plentiful sunlight. And the toilets are composting, meaning that all of our waste can go to help create more food. Of course, being energy […]

Stingray Research in Belize

Last night the wind picked up. We’ve had gusty, sporadic wind before, but it always died down sometime during the night which left everyone not smart enough to bring a hammock very sweaty and sticky. But this wind has been consistently and strongly blowing for almost 24 hours now. We all appreciate the cooling effects […]

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