For more than 30 years, students in Northeastern’s Three Seas Program have been diving in unique locations across the globe while advancing their knowledge of marine science. One of our photographers, Adam Glanzman, recently joined students on a training dive at the university’s Marine Science Center. Jump in and see more action from the day.
Currently, Three Seas students complete dives in New England, the Caribbean, and the Pacific Northwest as part of their coursework.
“We expose students to all types of research they can do in the marine sciences in three very different ecosystems,” says Liz Magee, Three Seas Program manager and diving safety officer for the Marine Science Center.
Three Seas is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Over the years, the program has certified more than 450 students through the American Academy of Scientific Divers.
“We teach students how to conduct science underwater while also taking safety into consideration,” says Magee.
On Sept. 29, graduate students went for a dive at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts, as part of their “Diving Research Methods” course. The new students learned how to complete a panicked diver rescue and simulate an emergency ascent. They also simulated buddy breathing, a rescue technique used in scuba diving “out of gas” emergencies, when two divers share one demand valve.
“They really exceeded my expectations dealing with the panic and adrenaline and being able to successfully save someone in a simulated scenario,” says Magee. “I was really happy with the day.”