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We’ve always known that our live web cams carry the Aquarium experience—and a love of our oceans—across the globe. But we never expected this.
On April 8 Army Staff Sergeant Sean Holiday, on his fourth tour of duty in Afghanistan, called to say he was watching our Kelp Cam and discovered that his uncle, volunteer Andy Holiday, was narrating an underwater feeding. Acting quickly, our staff relayed the message to Andy, who was able to wave to his nephew from inside the exhibit, more than 7,000 miles away. It was a special moment for Andy, Sean and all the visitors who were made aware of what was happening.
Sean, thank you for your service, your connection to family, and your love of our oceans!
And to Andy – and all of our 1,200 volunteers – we celebrate you during National Volunteer Week.
Ever wonder what things look like from INSIDE the Kelp Forest exhibit? Our divers get a seldom-seen view, including the cool #selfie you see here. Thanks to longtime volunteer Chad King for the great shots!
If you were here last weekend, you may have seen one of the most amazing events we host all year: Days of Discovery, where kids with special needs get a chance to dive in our Great Tide Pool. Tell us: where do YOU find inspiration at the Aquarium?
Underwater Explorers starts today, where kids eight to 13 are introduced to the underwater world through surface scuba diving. They’ll meet amazing animals while getting a fish’s-eye view of the bay. No experience is necessary, only a sense of adventure!
What’s it like to be a volunteer diver? This is as close as you can get without getting wet!
Our volunteer divers never know who they’ll meet on the job! What’s your favorite animal encounter ever at the Aquarium? Let us know in the comments!
We couldn’t do it without them! Did you know that more than 1,200 volunteers logged more than 160,000 hours last year? That includes 92 volunteer divers!
Imagine being able to enjoy surface scuba in our Great Tidepool—for kids 8-13 years old, it’s the adventure of a lifetime! Learn more in our latest podcast.
You can also learn more on our website.
Days of Discovery take place at the Aquarium July 6, 7, and 8! Young people with disabilities put on modified scuba gear and, with the aid of our certified dive staff, encounter sea creatures in the Great Tide Pool. We provide free access for participants and families! Check it out if you visit or view this great video from 2011.