TIDES was developed in partnership with Ocean First Education and Aqua Hut for students, grades 7th - 12th, interested in pursuing a career in the Marine field. The program is designed to give students an in-depth and exciting experience, with weekly topics such as Ocean Biology, Currents & Tides, Coral Reefs, Marine Life, Local Quarries, Career Opportunities, Open Water Scuba Certification, and more. This program was created for career driven students, providing them a head start in the vast opportunities in marine career fields. The program offers a chance to have each student participate in a multi-year program with each year building off the previous years work.


The program is typically held after school for a few hours once a week. The majority of classes will be held at Aqua Hut and the hosting school. However each program does come with some field trips to places such as The Toledo Zoo, BGSU or UT Marine Biology Departments. At the end of the program, students will receive their Open Water Diver Certification after successfully completing their open water checkouts at Whitestar Quarry. Students will also have the opportunity to make connections and ask questions with local subject experts in Marine career fields.

If you have a student who would be interested in this program please contact Ian at Aqua Hut or you can call Andrew our TIDES instructor at 419-261-1645.