Are you looking for a scuba certification camp in California? How would you like to spend two weeks living on board a fully equipped hundred and twelve foot long marine research vessel, while touring the various hidden coves of Catalina Island?! This is exactly what you get when you attend a two-week teen camp with Floating Sea Camp!
Scuba Certification While At Camp
Catalina Island is one of the most prestigious and desirable scuba diving locations in the world. There are multiple underwater ecosystems visible in a single dive session such as the kelp forest, rocky reefs and sandy bottom ecosystems, each with their own wide array of marine biodiversity.
You get the chance to dive at the world famous Avalon Casino Dive Park, where you can witness the enormous black sea bass up close and personal! With water temperatures in the low to mid seventies during the summer months, you can feel comfortable while practicing your skills and learning the science of scuba diving.
At the end of your training you receive your lifetime PADI scuba certification card, which will allow you the opportunity to dive at any location around the world.
Marine Biology Shipboard Camp
Living on board the Enhydra is an experience you will cherish for a lifetime. Our well-trained naturalist staff is passionate about imparting a passion for the ocean environment. In addition to your scuba certification training you also receive instruction in many various Oceanography and marine biology topics. First you enjoy a short lecture on the flora and fauna you are most likely to see during the activity, and then you put of your gear and enter the marine environment where you have your own personal hands-on experience and encounter with the natural world beneath the surface.
Floating Sea Camp Program
Floating Sea Camp is a world-class program unlike any other where you get the chance to live on board a Coast Guard certified marine research vessel, which is fully equipped with all the toys and gear we need to enjoy one adventure after the other. The ship is fully loaded with kayaks, wet suits, masks and snorkels, as well as water sampling equipment, trawling nets and microscopes for observing plankton and other specimen that we find during our marine biology camp activities.
In addition to all this, we also spend full day excursions to the various destinations on the island where you can enjoy exploring sea caves, remote island beaches and nature trails. You spend a day surfing on the backside of the island and camping at one of the most remote and beautiful campgrounds on California, Little Harbor.
Accommodations On Board The Enhydra
Although we are visiting some of the most remote natural areas on Catalina Island, you are able to return to the comfort and safety of your own stateroom on board the ship every night. Each stateroom has two bunks, along with a private bathroom and shower. The Enhydra feels like a floating hotel, with a full professional galley, dining area, upper decks for viewing and lounging and large front deck, as well.
Ready to come join us this summer?! Register on this site or call our offices during normal business hours at: (310) 519-3172 ext 980