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Sea hugger


About  The Sea Hugger

The Sea Hugger aims to educate, motivate, and inspire land-lubbers and ocean-lovers to take action to protect our blue planet.


Through environmentally-focused scuba instruction, conservation seminars, and citizen science excursions Sea Hugger students leave skilled and knowledgable, prepared to protect the ocean.

Opportunities are available to divers and non-divers alike.


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we're offering a discounted digital course!

Thank you to the 135 students who participate in our virtual conservation course, in partnership with Rainbow Reef Dive Center.

If you are interested in joining a digital course, send us a message so we can schedule one that works for you.


Course donations go to Project AWARE, and you can receive a specialty certification that goes towards your Master Scuba Diver rating.  

Become an Ocean Advocate

Become a Certified Scuba Diver through the eyes of an Ocean Steward. Or, learn to be a land-based Ocean Advocate.

We'll keep you on the front lines of ocean news and activism.

Take your skills to the next level. Learn about marine ecosystems, aquatic animals, and how you can play a part in their protection.

Use your knowledge and skills to take action defending the ocean, contributing to citizen science research projects, and connecting with field conservationists.


"A fantastic role model to not only me, but to all of the people who have had a chance to interact with her."

Ellie F.

"An amazing dive instructor and a devout ocean conservationist... she is very patient, calming and reassuring. Her teaching method is both engaging and enthusiastic and she makes every class fun.

Jessica M.


Shayna Cohen

The Sea Hugger

Key Largo, Florida 33037

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