What is Aquarius?

The Medina Aquarius Program is dedicated to the study and preservation of marine ecosystems worldwide. As part of the FIU Marine Education and Research Initiative, the Program is enhancing the scope and impact of FIU on research, educational outreach, technology development, and professional training. At the heart of the program is the one-of-a-kind Aquarius Reef Base, the world’s only undersea research laboratory.

Deployed 60 feet beneath the surface in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Aquarius is a globally significant asset that provides unparalleled means to study the ocean, test and develop state-of-the-art undersea technology, train specialized divers and astronauts, and engage the world's imagination. At Aquarius, scientists are at the cutting edge of research on coral reefs, ocean acidification, climate change, fisheries and the overall health of the oceans...Read More.

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Please access any of our exterior live web cameras and the sonar page and be part of the study! Help us to identify the types and number of sharks that are sure to make an appearance this week at Aquarius! If you see one send us a Tweet or a Facebook post ASAP!

Perreault Magazine


Aquarius is proud to partner with Perreault Magazine, a global publication promoting global causes, education, advocacy and activism. Their goal is to encourage and create social and environmental changes.

NBDHMT DMT Certification Course


This 48-hour NBDHMT-approved program provides focused didactic and practical training that addresses recognition, stabilization and treatment of decompression and other diving-related injuries.

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