2016 Application Forms (coming Fall 2015)
Cancellation Policy | PDF
PADI Medical Statement | PDF
Diving Policies | PDF
The MarineQuest staff is more than happy to pick-up and drop-off students at
Wilmington International Airport at no cost. An airline request form is required
(see above link for more details).
• Linens are provided - DO NOT bring sheets, pillows, and blankets.
• Laundry facilities are available at no cost - bring detergent
• No electronic equipment (other than cell phones) is allowed.
• You will receive a Welcome Packet with detailed information on what to bring after registering.
MarineQuest Scuba Diving Programs
Dive into the world beneath the sea with MarineQuest scuba diving programs! These programs have been designed for teens with a serious desire to earn, or expand on, a scuba certification while exploring marine science. We offered a variety of programs so whether you are already certified, or looking to start, MarineQuest's scuba diving programs are for you.
MarineQuest is proud to be featured in the following articles:
- 13 Family-Friendly Dive Sites for Your Kids (#6 - North Carolina)
- Guy Harvey Magazine - Education Issue
Click here to watch MarineQuest campers scuba dive with a humongous manta ray!
Click on each program name below for details and descriptions.
Dive Hawks (ages 14 - 17)
Earn your PADI open water scuba certification while you explore the ocean’s amazing aquatic life, beautiful artificial reefs and historical ship wrecks. Learn how scuba can contribute to marine science.
Sea Shots (ages 14 - 17)
Join MarineQuest and explore the ocean through a new lens as you become a certified PADI Digital Underwater Photographer! Learn how to to think, observe and document like a real marine scientist.
MQ Scientific Diver (ages 15 - 17)
Connect with the ocean like never before while you develop scuba diving skills that will have you well on your way towards becoming a scientific scuba diver. New and improved night activities!
Oceans-17 (age: 17)
Serious marine science enthusiasts will conduct lab and field based experimental research while earning their PADI open water or PADI advanced diver certification.
OCEANS (ages 15 - 16)
Try out diving by participating in a PADI Discover SCUBA diving course - no prior experience necessary. Discover how underwater remotely operated vehicles support ocean exploration and try your hand at flying our Video Ray.
Sea LAB (ages 12 - 14)
From SCUBA to AUVs, ocean exploration has challenged men for decades. You can meet this challenge by spending a day with Discover Scuba Diving (no prior experience necessary) and learning how to handle an ROV.
Sea GEMS (ages 12 - 14)
Begin your own journey from bikini to wetsuit by participating in a research cruise, operating an ROV, investigating morphological adaptations in marine life, and exploring Discover Scuba Diving.
Program Application & Registration
You must register by 5:00 p.m. the Wednesday before your program is to begin.
To apply for any of our diving programs, you must complete the MarineQuest Summer Program Application. Visit the information page for your chosen program to access its application.
Please Note: A completed application does not register you for your program. All applications will first be reviewed by the MarineQuest Staff and upon acceptance, you will receive an e-mail explaining the next step in the registration process.