Aquarius Reef Base offers different facilities and benefits. You can also learn about upcoming missions and past missions.
Ready to Join Aquarius Undersea Laboratory?
Aquarius can be used in a variety of capabilities. No matter how the lab is used, continuous power and telecommunications capabilities make Aquarius an ideal platform for research projects, advanced sensor development, longterm monitoring of coastal oceans and coral reefs and education and outreach. Web cameras operate during missions with cameras inside and outside Aquarius. Live broadcasts (webcasts and special videoconferencing opportunities) are often conducted that involve schools, museums, and aquariums across the country.
Saturation diving gives aquanauts 10 times more bottom time than what traditional divers have to conduct studies and training operations. Visiting Aquarius for up to an hour is possible using standard scuba diving protocols. For projects and events requiring more time in the habitat – hours to overnight stays – but with limited time outside, Aquarius offers 1-Atmosphere Operations (1ATA), which can accommodate up to six certified divers.
Day Boat Operations
Staff-piloted boats are available for projects requiring surface-based operations. Our professional marine science and operations staff can support the following activities:
- No-decompression diving
- Educational reef and snorkel trips
- ROV / AUV activities
- Surface-based sensor deployment
- Outreach / media productions
Typical areas of operations extend from Carysfort Reef to Alligator Light. All participants must be a minimum of 18-years old.