Services

FIELD COURSES & EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

We have the experience and connections to help create your summer or semester field course. Let us handle the planning and preparation, just tell us what you want to see and do! We can perform any and all tasks from finding accommodations, scheduling dives, handling equipment rentals, and teaching lectures + field techniques. Please see this page for more details about how to book a field course and to view our guidebook.

FIELD & PROJECT ASSISTANCE

Conducting work in Puerto Rico? Hire us as technicians or let us help you with logistics. Isla Mar's dive team has over 30 years of combined diving experience, with over 10 years serving as scientific divers. We can help arrange the logistics of your project, collect samples, deploy oceanic equipment, assist with permit acquisition, among other tasks. If you're writing a grant, please reach out to us prior to submission so we can discuss budgeting.

TECHNICAL DIVING ​

Evan Tuohy is a technical diver that performs this service for organizations, universities and specific projects around the United States and Caribbean. He is a certified IANDT Closed Circuit Rebreather TriMix diver, and Advanced Nitrox Open Circuit Diver. Technical diving services range from specimen collection at mesophotic depths, deep drilling projects, underwater visual census and in-situ surgical tag implementation in fish at depth.

DIVE VESSEL

Our USCG-inspected vessel, the Guacamaia, is a 30 ft Island Hopper Dive Boat, available for your field courses, research expeditions and marine-related projects along the west/southwest coast of Puerto Rico, including Mona Island and Desecheo. Our USCG-licensed captains are also dive instructors with extensive knowledge and experience with scientific diving in diverse conditions.