Academic groups are invited to utilize our facility to gain first-hand knowledge of tropical marine ecosystems. This may be the first encounter with coral reefs for many students and the underwater world of Roatán provides an incomparable realm of beauty, excitement and endless opportunity for study. A field course at RIMS allows students to travel abroad, become immersed into a new culture, and experience the simple way of life that has existed for hundreds of years on this small Caribbean island.
Groups intersted in conducting a field course at RIMS should contact the Education Coordinator. Depending on your needs she can assist you with some or all of the following:
Developing a course itinerary and arranging boat and classroom times. This should be done prior to arrival.
Providing lectures to your class on a variety of topics. (See Programs & Lectures)
Serving as a naturalist, assisting your class in keying out organisms, developing independent research projects and providing important information on the local marine environments.
As a certified dive master, she will accompany your class on all field trips.
We offer special package rates to students participating in a structured program and escorted by a professor.
Students have access to all resort amenities, including the full-service dive shop, underwater photo center, and Cornerstone Medical Services & Hyperbaric Chamber. The proximity of living and working conditions is ideal and maximizes the effectiveness of the program.
Full American meal plan – 3 meals daily
Use of 42 ft dive boat with captain, divemaster, and UW naturalist
Two boat dives daily with the use of tanks, weights, and belts
One night boat dive per week
Unlimited shore diving off the backside of Anthony's Key
Lectures offered by RIMS staff on a variety of marine topics
Large air-conditioned classroom with a/v equipment
Well equipped dry and wet laboratories
Specimen collections and reference library
Use of waterproof marine identification guides
Admittance to the Roatan Museum
One dolphin swim per student
One half-day cultural or science-related bus trip per week
Use of recreational services and facilities at Anthony's Key Resort
Hyperbaric Chamber and onsite clinic with doctors on call 24 hrs
Escorted round-trip airport transfers
Anthony's Key Resort offers a complimentary land package to the professor for every 11 paying students.
A minimum of 11 students required to conduct a group.
Guidebook for Instructors
We invite you to download our free RIMS Instructor's Manual. This comprehensive 78 page PDF file features a wealth of information about our facilities, programs, and research initiatives as well as a complete guide to planning a course with us for your student group.
Download the RIMS Instructor's Manual below.
Reservations & Information
We want to make your experience at our facility the best it can be! In order to accommodate your academic needs, we ask that you arrange your schedule with our Education Coordinator prior to your arrival. We can help simplify the process of organizing and planning your course so that you can invest your time in teaching rather than worrying about logistics. Please contact us for further information regarding program availability, scheduling, and research permits.
Please submit your student group reservation request by using the form below. A reservation agent will contact you within 24-48 hours, during regular office hours, to confirm the details of your request.
Booking Office and Mailing Address
Bahia Tours, Inc.
12575 Orange Drive, Suite #302
Davie, Fl. 33330
Toll-Free: 1-800-227-3483 Ph: 1-954-929-0090 Fax: 1-954-922-7478
For questions about planning the course, developing an itinerary, and the marine environment please contact: