To give others the ability to explore & understand our Blue Planet
Educating individuals in the science of diving is one of the primary missions of CTSA. Through Scuba Diving International (SDI), we train open-water divers in the basic skills necessary to explore our blue planet safely and confidently. Once the student has completed their basic open water course, they can continue their diving experience through the many recreational and technical courses offered by SDI and TDI, Technical Diving International.
CTSA continues to develop instructional methods to give students the experience and skills necessary to be successful underwater explorers. CTSA's unique mentoring philosophy offers training, traveling, and networking opportunities, giving students well-rounded skills in multiple aquatic environments.
To explore and research aquatic and marine environments
As an American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) Organizational member CTSA offers a Scientific Diver Certification recognized and accepted by colleges and universities, government agencies, museums and environmental and archaeological consulting firms, and community science groups worldwide.
CTSA provides general administrative and logistical support for research projects and expeditions and has collaborated with government agencies like NOAA and local high schools, colleges, and universities on aquaculture projects, expeditions, and explorations domestically and abroad.
Every year CTSA expands its partnerships and abilities as a cutting-edge training and research facility and continues to develop research methods and apply emerging science and technology to user needs. Giving citizens and scientists the tools to research and explore our underwater environments.
CTSA's people, infrastructure, and partnerships are essential to achieve our vision, mission, and long-term goals.
To share that knowledge and information with others
CTSA is leading the way in developing technology to help organize and disseminate scientific data sets for use by public, private, and academic sectors. By developing a network of professional and citizen scientists and providing the platform needed, instant access to the most accurate and up-to-date information would instantly be available to researchers worldwide. CTSA's "Citizen Science Network" is a cloud-based platform connecting middle school and high school-aged students with universities and scientists from around the planet, allowing collaboration on a global scale.
To conserve our environment and inspire our future
Through field-based and media actions, we aim to educate and inspire youth and life-long learners to understand and protect our aquatic environment.
CTSA supports and hosts programs that improve ocean health by deepening the understanding between people and our blue world.
By partnering with groups like the Boy Scouts and YMCA, we can introduce the younger generation to inner space and spark their curiosity.