Each year Aquarium teams travel the globe exploring and studying different aquatic locations. In the Bahamas, this includes working with authorities to responsibly collect fish for our Atlantic coral reef exhibits and aid in conservation efforts.

Join Aquarium divers on a tropical expedition to discover a beautiful part of our blue planet.

Plan an inspiring vacation with Aquarium divers on an expedition to the Bahamas. You will help to responsibly collect colorful reef fishes and invertebrates for the Giant Ocean Tank and other tropical exhibits. This unusual “working” vacation is open to certified divers of all levels, ages 18 and older. During this week-long adventure, you will explore beautiful underwater sites throughout the Bimini area in the Bahamas. The last day of the trip is spent in Miami preparing specimens for shipment to the New England Aquarium. Come dive with us!

diver underwater at shipwreck

Expeditions

2018 Spring Bahamas Trip
March 27 – April 4, 2018
Bimini Island and surrounding area dive sites
Cost: $3,800.00 per person

Expeditions include:

  • Accommodations aboard the R/V Coral Reef II, including professionally-prepared meals plus beer and wine
  • Visit renowned tropical dive sites throughout the Bahamas teeming with vibrant coral reefs 
  • Up to five dives per day (weights and tanks provided), some may be at night
  • Membership at the Aquarium and a rare opportunity to dive in the Giant Ocean Tank

For more information about upcoming expeditions, contact Chris Bauernfeind at cbauernfeind@neaq.org