Student Groups at Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences

Roatan Accommodations & Marine Studies in Honduras

We offer our facilities at the Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences (RIMS) to university and high school student groups for research programs such as marine research programs, coral reef, oceanography, biology, etc. Special resort package rates are available to students participating in a structured program and escorted by a professor.  Student groups will have access to all resort amenities, including the full-service dive shop, underwater photo center, hyperbaric chamber, and medical clinic. The proximity of living and working conditions is ideal and maximizes the program’s effectiveness.  A minimum of 11 students is required to conduct a group. The professor receives a complimentary land package for every 11 paying students.

RIMS Student Group Package

Familiarization Trips

We have offered several familiarization trips, allowing professors and instructors to visit our resort. These trips allow you to see our facility, meet our staff, and familiarize yourself with the marine habitats. Ideally, a visit to our facility is encouraged before your arrival. If you are interested in bringing groups in the future, please contact the Education Coordinator.

RIMS Guidebook for Instructors

We invite you to visit, where you can download our free RIMS Guidebook for Instructors. This comprehensive 78-page PDF file features a wealth of information about our facilities, programs, and research initiatives and a complete guide to planning a course with us for your student group.

RIMS Summer Internships

Join us at our facility to live, work, and participate in activities designed to enhance your skills and experience, paving the way for a successful career in marine science. Each summer, we provide two internship opportunities: the Dolphin Training & Research Internship and the Coral Reef Research Internship programs. For more information, click the following link.

Student Group Information and Reservation Request

To accommodate your academic needs, please arrange your schedule with our Education Coordinator prior to your arrival. We can help simplify the process of organizing and planning your course so that you can invest your time in teaching rather than logistics. Please contact us for further information regarding available programs, scheduling, and research approval. Submit your student group reservation request using the contact form below. A reservation agent will contact you within 24-48 hours, during regular office hours, to confirm the details of your request. Booking office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST.

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