At our Lee Stocking Island field research center in the Bahamas, we host one of the most active dive programs in the world. Our location offers access to a variety of research habitats (from shallow sand flats to blue holes, to deep wall environments) within very close proximity (less than 10 minutes by boat). Every year, we support over 4,000 dives at Lee Stocking Island and we are inclusive of all modes of diving including standard open-circuit air, nitrox, trimix and closed-circuit rebreathers.
As one of six National Undersea Research Centers administered through NOAA, the Perry Institute for Marine Science scientific dive program is a hub to world-class undersea research and represents the absolute cutting-edge in diving technology and techniques. This affiliation, as well as its organizational membership with the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS), coupled with the proximity to diverse habitats set the program aside as a cornerstone for facilitating the development and application of new and innovative scientific diving technologies and techniques.
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