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 Earn Sea Turtle Specialty Certification

Just like divers, the turtles who need this procedure start with a lot of weight and then get less and less to only have what they need. We also got to see a bunch of four-day old turtles and learned that only one in ten thousand actually survive to reproductive age.

Coral Outplanting in Morehead City – Weather and COVID Plan B:

Faced with weather challenges two years in a row, plus COVID19, North Carolina Nauts persevered to outplant coral in Morehead City this summer.

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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.

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November Trip Successful Despite Weather

November Trip Successful Despite Weather

Despite challenging weather conditions, six nauts completed six dives each and built lasting friendships during a November trip to Summerland Key to participate in coral restoration activities and honor their friend Zack Morris, who passed in May 2019.

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...