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The M/V Oceans for Youth is equipped and staffed for two programs: the EcoExploration Program, and the Classroom-at-Sea Program. It is built for safety and stability and comfortably sleeps up to 24 travelers with a crew of eight.
All programs take place from aboard the vessel in Cuba's Garden's of the Queen National Park, the largest and healthiest marine reserve in the Carbbean with internationally recognized Cuban marine scientists as your guides or instructors.
Author and diver Melissa Smith recently participated in one of our EcoTourism programs and did an amazing job describing the unspoiled beauty of this diverse ecosystem and the importance of the Oceans for Youth Foundation's "Explore, Learn, Protect" philosophy .
Read Melissa's article in Scuba Diving magazine.
EcoExploration Program: 8 days/7 nights -- Saturday to Saturday; 7 nights onboard the M/V Oceans for Youth. Guides focus on exploration and natural history. Includes daily snorkel excursions and discussions with marine scientists about field observations and optional evening natural history presentations (in English and/or Spanish). This program includes excursions to multiple sites, island visits, and four optional scuba dives. All field excursions are from tenders.
Program Options (Typically, daily excursions are from the vessel's skiff.)
Pick a program & join us aboard the M/V Oceans for Youth
as we "Explore, Learn, Protect".