Come join the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) in the Cayman Islands for the "Caribbean Marine Ecology Camp"
Dates: August 13th - 20th, 2018
Location: Little Cayman Research Centre, Little Cayman, Cayman Islands, BWI
Call: 1- 345-948-1094 for registration information or put in an email request below
Imagine waking up with the turquoise Caribbean Sea at your doorstep, diving, snorkeling, sea kayaking, following sea turtles, spotted eagle rays and the myriad of life on the coral reef....all at the Little Cayman Research Centre, this summer's Caribbean Marine Ecology Camp will be a summer to remember...forever...
CCMI has operated the Caribbean Marine Ecology Camp program for the past 15 years.
Who can apply?
- High School students interested in learning about Marine Biology and Conservation
- SCUBA Divers, snorkelers, and ocean lovers!
What is so cool about this camp?
You will discover the wonders of coral reefs first-hand from experts working to conserve the diversity of life inhabiting the ocean's largest living creature - the coral reef. You will have fun every day exploring the marine environment and also the island's other tropical habitats. Little Cayman is home to the largest breeding population of Red Footed Booby Birds, an endemic iguana (which can grow to 4.5 ft long), the threatened West Indian Whistling Duck population, and to one of the last spawning aggregations of the Nassau grouper.
What you will do?
Each day has a full schedule with three great meals, field trips to the reef, discussions with scientists, fun activities to increase your knowledge of the fish, coral and other life that inhabit a coral reef. You will also have a unique opportunity to take part in ongoing research by working side-by-side with scientists and marine educators at the Little Cayman Research Centre.
Everyday is a new adventure. Students already certified can work on advanced SCUBA skills while learning fundamental conservation techniques every SCUBA diver should know.
Some activities may include:
- Diving on the best coral reefs in the Caribbean
- Snorkeling in the beautiful shallow lagoon system that surrounds most of the island
- Kayaking in South Hole Sound, a former port for pirates and ship builders
- Hiking along the sandy beaches in search of new sea turtle nests
- A bonfire on the beach with new friends
- An island-wide scavenger hunt, created JUST for you!
Activities and Features
Religious Emphasis None
Competitive Events Intra Camp Competition
Water Sports Recreational Swimming SCUBA Kayaking Snorkeling