Kids jumping into water.

Our Program

A unique and exciting way to enhance students' understanding of marine science

Experiential Marine Science

Dive into our CIMI program with hands-on marine science labs, ocean exploration, and a sense of island adventure!

Our Activities

The CIMI program is designed to provide students with a deeper understanding of marine science, themselves, and the world around them.

Beach water and rocks.

Our Locations

Toyon Bay ocean and dock.

Toyon Bay

Located in a private cove that was originally constructed as a boys’ boarding school, this facility is nestled on the leeward side of Catalina Island, about 2.5 miles from the town of Avalon. Marine science labs, waterfront dive deck, and dorm-style housing make Toyon Bay a perfect field trip setting!

Fox facility beach.

Fox Landing

Fox Landing is located about 5 miles from the town of Avalon. Waterfront open-air villas, colorful hillside cabins, marine science labs, and the shelter of Long Point create an unforgettable environment for learning and fun!

Cherry cove waterfront.

Cherry Cove

Tucked deep into a private cove on the West End of Catalina Island, Cherry Cove is just over a mile’s walk from the small town of Two Harbors. Raised tent sites for sleeping, open-air marine science labs, and unbeatable kayaking and snorkeling provide a rugged and adventurous experience for CIMI field trips!

Team of Experts

Our team of instructors is made up of people who are passionate about sharing their marine science knowledge with students! Each instructor has a degree in marine science or a related field and has been intensively trained in the CIMI program.

Instructor helping kids.
Waterfront beach view of land.

Begin your CIMI experience today