Visitor Support

We maintain a full-time research and marine operations staff to provide support for any field or laboratory-based research project in need of assistance. As trained scientific divers, certified and knowledgeable boat captains experienced in a wide variety of field work and research activities, we can provide assistance with:

  • Boat support for research groups
  • Educational reef and snorkel trips
  • Sample collection and shipping
  • Coral, fish, benthic surveys
  • Monitoring of in-situ experiments
  • Deploying/maintaining instrumentation
  • Water quality monitoring and sampling
  • Underwater video and photography
  • Scuba training and instruction

Our staff partner with and have provided assistance with a variety or research and education programs conducting work in the Florida Keys, including:

  • Delta-Seven Inc.
  • Florida Aquarium
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • Florida Marine Research Institute
  • Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
  • Scripps Institute of Oceanography
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. Geological Survey
  • Louisiana University Marine Consortium
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin.
  • NOVA Southeastern University/NCRI
  • Omaha Zoo’s Scott Aquarium
  • U.S. Army Preventive Health DivisionGeorge Mason University
  • American University
  • Cornell University
  • Creighton University
  • Hood College
  • St. Lawrence University
  • Stetson University
  • University of California
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Florida
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Houston
  • University of Miami-RSMAS
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Rhode Island
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of South Florida
  • University of South Georgia