The Marine Science and Nautical Training Academy (MANTA) is a non-profit education and research organization.
To provide high school and college students a unique opportunity to learn about the marine environment, and to participate in marine science research and conservation projects. The program provides an intensive, experienced-based field study program in fundamental and applied marine science and the principles and practices of the nautical sciences.
“I think MANTA is a great program. I learned so much and I feel like I am taking more than just some fun facts and a diving certification. I feel like I am taking away a new appreciation of the ocean and of life in general.”
“I’ve seen things in books and on TV I thought I would never get to see or experience, but MANTA gave me a chance to see and experience the part of the world I love.” Chelsea McCurry, Summerville, South Carolina
“This was the best 2 weeks of my life and I’m so grateful for it. These experiences are hard to come by, and this was well worth it.” Jessica Murfree, Douglasville, Georgia
“Honestly, this was a life changing experience. This trip made me realize that I love scuba and want to incorporate it into my future career.” Olivia Ahern
“This was the experience of a lifetime. I wouldn’t trade it for anything! I made friends and memories I will never forget.” Mira Gandhi
“Loved the program! What an awesome way to immerse yourself in both marine science and learn to explore the frontier of the ocean by scuba.” Jodi Grim