Share in our ocean love
Cat Island Conservation Institute has teamed up with Only.One to tell the story of Bahamians relationship with the ocean and water through the Land of the Shallow Seas project. Join us on this amazing journey as we learn from local communities, historians, and conservation leaders what it means to protect the islands, and love the ocean.
Join our community of Ocean Guardians and ensure a future for marine conservation in The Bahamas
In 2021, we are establishing the first community conservation lab in The Bahamas on Cat Island. Through this lab, our goal for 2021 is to train up to 20 local community members as community marine scientists and as Bahamian Science Divers. These are community members who have never had the opportunity or means to have formal marine science or scuba diving training, and through this new certification program will trained in Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment protocols and become certified PADI scuba divers.
Your donation will help fund the CICI Bahamas community marine scientist program and will cover expenses such as:
- A stipend for each marine scientist in training to help cover their living expenses during training
- A full set of professional scuba diving gear
- PADI Open Water Diver certification and Bahamas Science Diver training related expenses
- Boat rental for dive days
Join our community of Ocean Guardians by making a monthly donation. 100% of funds will support conservation projects in The Bahamas.