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Contacting your child: You may call the office at (305) 451-1139 to leave a message for your student during regular office hours, from 8:30 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday. Please note that the students are out in the field most of the day, and have a limited window of opportunity to call you back!

Water Bottles MarineLab does not allow single-use water bottles on campus AT ALL. We make sure to inform our teachers of this requirement. However, HYDRATION is very important of course!

We require ALL students to have a refillable water bottle. They will use this water bottle to stay hydrated on the boats. We sell Nalgenes in the gift shop, and the teacher can place an advance order for the entire group if desired. Students can personalize their water bottles with a number of stickers, some of which are given out during the program and some of which can be purchased in our gift shop.

Cell phones Cell phones are not allowed on the boats or in the classrooms or labs. Please make sure your child knows to keep his or her cell phone in their luggage.

Water Safety and Snorkeling Most of the questions we hear from parents are about the swim test and snorkeling. MarineLab staff members are very encouraging to all students, and usually a timid student can end up being the best snorkeler in the group! All our staff are American Red Cross Lifeguard certified, and very experienced in supervising students in the water. Visit our water safety page for details.

Wetsuit rentals We have 3 mil "shorty" wetsuits available for rent. Prices (for the whole program, not per day) are $5 for one day program, $10 for 2 day or 3 day, 2 night program, and $15 for longer programs.

Got questions? Feel free to call us about what your child will be experiencing while they're at MarineLab! However, if you have questions about the program fee, participation guidelines, or similar queries, please contact your child's teacher.

If you have questions about the gift shop, please contact them directly at 305-451-2353. Their hours are 8 am - 2 pm, Tuesday through Sunday.