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.

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150 Lifetime Dives During Corona-cation

Many events have been cancelled due to corona virus, but that didn’t stop Diana from completing her 150th lifetime dive and finding things to celebrate in Jupiter, FL on our summer mission!

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Our New Friend Jenny (The Tiger Shark)

Overall, today was one of my favorite days of diving ever. Getting to be in the presence of such beautiful animals is unlike anything else, and I hope to do it again soon. My favorite part of the day was the sharks were swimming right in front of us.

Senior Nauts Explore Jupiter, Florida Dive Sites

Teens explore Jupiter, FL dive sites for the first time. Nauts practiced navigation skills and conducted fish and shark surveys.

Nauts Restore Reefs, Conduct Coral Research in Florida Keys

Eighteen nauts from Florida and North Carolina Chapters are in the Florida Keys conducting a variety of research and coral restoration activities this week. One naut reflects on his second year of paticipation.

Lasers, Cameras and Drones, Oh My!

The photogrammetry trip was a great experience for those interested in engineering and computers with a mix of diving and data collection. The trip was very hands-on and we were active all day with diving, data collection, computer rendering, drone photography and review from morning until it was time for smores at the campfire.

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Underwater Photogrammetry Scheduled for SCUBAnauts

Underwater Photogrammetry Scheduled for SCUBAnauts

SCUBAnauts Tech Opportunity SCUBAnauts International and Protean Industries are teaming up to offer a-4 day course in underwater photogrammetry, laser use, and 3D modeling, just for members! Participants will learn deployment techniques and operation procedures in...

Coral Restoration in North Carolina

Coral Restoration in North Carolina

Coral Restoration: Not the Same All Over Coral restoration in the Carolinas has not taken off quite as rapidly as the mainstream coral restoration movement in Florida and the Bahamas. This could be based on...

Moody Gardens Aquarium

Moody Gardens Aquarium

Behind (and Under) the Scenes Moody Gardens is an amazing aquarium in Galveston, Texas. SCUBAnauts International was given the opportunity to have a behind-the-scenes tour in their facility, and along the way was immersed in a whole different world of diving. Diving...

SCUBAnaut, All Grown Up

SCUBAnaut, All Grown Up

    From New SCUBAnaut to Senior I am a senior SCUBAnaut who went on the summer trip to the Texas Flower Gardens. This trip was also probably my last trip and dives with the program as I am aging out of it and am moving up to Gainesville for college at the...

Lionfish Removal Survey at FGBNMS

Lionfish Removal Survey at FGBNMS

Lionfish Are the Science of the Week Science is an important part of any SCUBAnauts International trip, but it was an especially integral part of the trip to the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary...

Diving the Flower Garden Banks NMS

Diving the Flower Garden Banks NMS

Our Science Dive Profile For the final summer trip of 2019, five other senior nauts and I had the chance to go diving in the Texas Flower Garden Banks off of a Liveaboard for three days. The Flower Garden Banks...

Flower Garden Banks: Sleeping at Sea

Flower Garden Banks: Sleeping at Sea

The Last of Five Summer Trips SCUBAnauts have been busy this summer. We conducted research in the Florida Keys,  Honduras, North Carolina, and advocated for our oceans in Washington, D.C.  For the fifth and final summer trip of 2019, five other SCUBAnauts and I flew...

Night Dive in North Carolina

North Carolina Night (Morning?) Dive Tired. That’s what we were when we climbed into the van to head to Radio Island Rock Jetty in Beaufort, North Carolina at 12:20 a.m. This might sound like a crazy plan, but Mother Nature made this choice for us. Beaufort North...