Welcome to Oceans for Youth Foundation

Our mission is to provide people of all ages with educational experiences that instill a deeper respect for our oceans, increased environmental awareness, and life-long support for conservation.

We work to accomplish our mission in three ways. Our authorized Cuba Travel Programs provide unique scuba diving and eco-exploration opportunities where pristine marine ecosystems provide the perfect setting for adventure and learning. In the classroom, we empower a nationwide force of volunteer scuba divers with a variety of educational outreach tools to create unique ocean-learning experiences. And, funds raised via our travel programs directly support the science and conservation work of the M/V Oceans for Youth.

Cuba:  Hope
"Cuba's burgeoning marine park system gives me hope for the future of our oceans and the threatened marine species living within them.  For example, the Jardines de la Reina (Gardens of the Queen) MPA (marine protected area) is the single most impressive conservation success I have witnessed over the past 25 years.  Where else can you dive with multiple species of sharks, snorkel with salt water crocodiles in lush mangroves and explore majestic strands of endangered elkhorn coral in the same day … maybe even before lunch!  When I think of Cuba, I smile.  When I look at my travel schedule, I make sure Cuba is on it."
-- Scott Johnson, Renowned Photojournalist
           View Scott's Cuba Photo Gallery

 Recent Articles
Unterwasser (German)
Text/Photos: Michele Westmorland
Buceadores (Spain)
Text/Photos: Michele Westmorland