Welcome to Manta
The Marine Science and Nautical Training Academy (MANTA) is a non-profit education and research organization.
MANTA offers students the unique opportunity to explore the marine environment, to gain experience in marine science research, and to participate in conservation projects. Through our intensive, experience based field study program, MANTA ignites the leadership, teamwork and educational aptitude of young adults. Read More
- Have Fun! Learn! Explore! Experience!
- Become SCUBA certified!
- Gain personal relationships with college professors and research scientists!
- Enhance your resume or college applications!
- Foster your team-work and interpersonal skills! Read More
- A unique opportunity for students to learn about the marine environment through a 2-week, experienced-based field study program
- Hands-on experience participating in fundamental & applied marine science research and conservation
- Learn sailing and seamanship, and perform Read More
The MANTA program, hands down, has been the experience of a lifetime. I would recommend this to anyone and everyone interested in any sort of ocean study, major or not. Best experience ever! Rica Fenza, College of Charleston
This trip exceeded my expectations coming in and I was very stoked about how much time we had to dive and enjoy the water. I also was blown away with how much I learned about the marine science topics and how readily I was able to remember that info during dives to ID coral and fish species on the reefs. Overall, this BVI trip motivated me to continue to pursue marine sciences and explore the ocean. Brendan Guthrie, College of Charleston
I’ve seen things in books and on TV I thought I would never get to see or experience, but MANTA gave me a chance to see and experience the part of the world I love. Chelsea McCurry, Summerville, South Carolina
Honestly, this was a life changing experience. This trip made me realize that I love scuba and want to incorporate it into my future career. Olivia Ahern
This was the experience of a lifetime. I wouldn’t trade it for anything! I made friends and memories I will never forget. Mira Gandhi
I truly enjoyed all that MANTA had to offer on and off the water, not only do I feel confident as a SCUBA diver, but I also feel better prepared to enter into the marine sciences as a career. Kyle, College of Charleston