Contact Information

Brian Wladkowski, Associate Professor, Chemistry. Ext. 2458

SCUBA Diving the World: Belize

January 2014

SCUBA Diving the World is a 15-day study tour Jan Term course that allows students to explore the culture and underwater environment of a world-renowned dive location.

The Course

This year’s location is the beautiful island of Ambergris Caye, Belize. The central-american country of Belize is one of the premier dive locations in the western hemisphere. It is perfect for scuba diving. Belize is one of the most progressive eco-tourism destinations in the world. Students will also have a chance to participate in two important community outreach projects.


Students are not required to have prior SCUBA training or have SCUBA certification to sign up for this course.  Students without prior experience will receive all necessary training and will obtain full (lifetime) SCUBA certification as part of the trip.  Students who already have SCUBA certification will have the opportunity to obtain advanced dive training in a specific area during the trip.  In addition to the daily dives students will also be required to keep a dive log detailing each dive and a course journal, documenting their experience on the trip.  A passport is required for this trip.


The cost of this trip is approximately $2,900 (SCUBA certified) and $3,150 (non-SCUBA certified).  The cost includes airfare, accommodations, all dive training and scheduled dives, some meals, dive equipment, and an island tour.  The cost does not include gratuities and spending money.

Fall undergraduate registration
April 18, 2014, 12:00 am
"EVIL DEAD: The Musical"
April 18, 2014, 7:30 pm
Junior Visit Day
April 21, 2014, 9:30 am
Student Solo Recital
April 21, 2014, 7:00 pm
The Ridington Lecture
April 22, 2014, 7:30 pm
Musician Brandon Stiles
April 22, 2014, 8:00 pm
Larry Hogan: What I’ve Learned
April 23, 2014, 4:30 pm
Quazy in the Quad
April 23, 2014, 5:00 pm
Graduate Open House
April 24, 2014, 5:30 pm
Student Chamber Music Ensembles
April 24, 2014, 7:00 pm
McDaniel Dance Company Recital
April 25, 2014, 7:00 pm
Animal House - Decker Auditorium
April 25, 2014, 9:00 pm
Spring Undergraduate Awards Ceremony
April 27, 2014, 12:00 am
Junior Open House
April 27, 2014, 1:00 pm
Children's Chorus of Carroll County
April 27, 2014, 2:00 pm