Promoting Scuba Diving Safety and Conservation
At JSIS, we have partnered with some amazing companies and organizations throughout the years. Please take a moment to learn more about them.
THE NATURE CONSERVANCY
From our historic work in land acquisition to cutting-edge research that influences global policy, The Nature Conservancy is constantly adapting to take on our planet’s biggest, most important challenges. Our vision is a world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives.
MOTE MARINE LABORATORY
We are scientists, explorers and stewards of the ocean. Driven by research, education and excitement we work to create a better environment for ourselves and our children. The answers are in the ocean. Together, we will find them.
We are an independent, nonprofit marine research institution comprised of world-class marine scientists committed to the belief that the conservation and sustainable use of our oceans begins with research and education.
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
No place in the Caribbean still demonstrates the architectural, economic, and political influence of Europe like Christiansted National Historic Site. Come wander through 18th century buildings in one the Caribbean's few urban parks. It is a unique experience that you will never forget. You can also visit historic Buck Island. Buck Island was first established as a protected area by the U.S. Government in 1948, with the intention of preserving “one of the finest marine gardens in the Caribbean Sea.” The U.S. National Monument was created in 1961 by John F. Kennedy and greatly expanded in 2001 by Bill Clinton. Buck Island National Monument is one of few places in the Virgin Islands where brown pelicans and threatened least terns nest.
OCEAN FIRST EDUCATION
According to well-known science, 70% of the Earth is covered by water. The ocean provides most of the oxygen we breathe. It's a major source of the world's food supply. Many promising medical breakthroughs lie beneath its surface. There's a big picture many miss. Whether you know it or not, the ocean affects us every day. Ocean First Education is full of passionate educators, scientists, divers, and explorers seeking to guide users to a greater understanding and appreciation of ocean science and conservation. Through in-depth, multidisciplinary instruction, we take our students to the intersection of fascination and education, creating a deep connection with the ocean's vital marine ecology.