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VIMAS Introduces Advanced Aquatic Training to VI Youth

The Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service (VIMAS) newly introduced Scuba Diving Program began on September 22 with seven participants who obtained their open water scuba certification. 

The training program is an extension of the annual 4-week marine science-based summer program, the Youth Ocean Explorers Summer Program held this past August.

“We are adamant about finding ways to continue education for the YOE students post-program. One such way is to engage students through scuba classes,” said YOE Project Director, Howard Forbes Jr.

The second set of five students are expected to complete their open water certification by the end of October 2018 bringing the total to 12 Virgin Islands students who will have received their certifications through the YOE Summer Program.

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