Maine-Mester (May Term)

3-week summer programs designed for college students.


May 10 - May 30th, 2020 Open Enrollment

Cost: 3 week program - $5,400 per student


Maine-Mester is a combination of the OceansWide Scuba Science Project and the Marine

Technology and Science Program! With a twist for those of you looking toward a future in the

ocean research, technologies or engineering fields.

Come work with us  deep in the heart of Maine’s Acadia National Park and

beyond as we explore coastal Maine and the ocean depths.

During the first week, you will study and dive with our Marine Explorers who will teach you the skills

you will need to know to become a safe and confident diver. Once you are certified as an SDI diver

and have joined the ranks as a Marine Explorer we will plunge you into whole body experience and

an adventure in Ocean Exploration!

There are two parts to the modern Scuba certification course. The book work portion of the course is

a self-study online exercise that you can complete prior to your in-water time with us at Acadia

National Park - Then the in water practical and peer study portion of the course is led by experienced

OceansWide staff, SDI Dive Instructors and Dive Masters.

Upon successful completion of the SDI requirements, you will receive your Advanced Adventure

SCUBA Certification and the ocean will be your new backyard to explore, enjoy and protect.

Week 2 you will spend much of your time in the water to learning skills in exploration, research and

increase your confidence as you become safe and steady divers.

While exploring with us you will experience the excitement of diving coastal Maine. See the flora and

fauna of this robust ecosystem and learn about its strengths as well as its weaknesses. Help

discover ways to increase the health of the ocean, and remove harmful debris so those who rely on

a clean environment can thrive. Become official stewards to keep the ocean wilderness vibrant,

healthy and alive!

Week 3 you will learn to work onboard a research vessel and fly the ROV. From seamanship to

deployment and recovery of research instrumentation. Driving the boat and flying the ROV to

working on deck as we collect samples and explore even deeper into the sea. You will then finalize your projects and present your findings to the researchers either at your home institution or to our staff to demonstrate your new found knowledge.


This program is designed for college freshmen and older, and is open to college-aged individuals 18

years or older.

Looking forward to seeing you all soon.


(Note: some colleges and universities give credit for this program. Ask us or talk to your advisors to

find out if you qualify.)

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