Youth Marine Education Programs

Marine adventure and curriculum programs for youth. Valuing affordability and targeting at-risk, low-income, and underprivileged youth who otherwise would not be able to experience the marine environment.

Kids Sea Camp - Diving Scholarships and Grants 

Type: Annual, multiple

Number of Scholarships: 10-15


Yearly, Kids Sea Camp and Ocean Wishes Charity sponsor diving scholarships and training grants to kids that would not normally have the opportunity to scuba dive. These grants are for underprivileged kids that need financial assistance in pursuing scuba. 


More information: call 1-803-419-2556


Diving With a Purpose - Diving Programs

Type: Annual Programs 

Number of Opportunities: 3 different class options

DWP is a non-profit dedicated to exposing adults and youth to the preservation of maritime archeology and marine conservation through SCUBA, all with a focus on the African Diaspora. There are three DWP programs; Maritime Archeology Training Program, Coral Reef Training Program (with CRF™!), and Youth Diving with a Purpose. 


Opportunities for (dependant on program): 

  • High School or College Students

  • Non-scuba certified students

  • Scuba certified students with 25-30 logged dives (dependant on program)


AMIkids - Youth Marine Education Programs

Type: Annual Programs 

Number of Opportunities: Location-dependent

Expanding nationally with roots in southern Florida, AMIkids has been providing vocational training to at-risk youth in marine-related fields since the 60s. These trainings include scuba diving, boating, fishing, mechanics and more! Find a program near you via their website. 


Contact AMIkids to determine eligibility 

Many of these opportunities are offered annually! If the deadline has passed, check back to see if you can apply the following year.



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