Day of Discovery

scuba experiences for children with special needs

Our Dates for 2021

COVID 19 has forced us to put “Day of Discovery” on pause for now. Stay safe, we'll return soon!

Monterey Bay Aquarium

886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA‎

Important Information

Marv Tuttle - Day of Discovery coordinator

Marv Tuttle

Marv is the coordinator of Day of Discovery. He will assist in your sign-up and participation. Contact Marv to begin your scuba adventure.

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Listen to other participants to learn about Day of Discovery.

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Our program would not exist except for the gracious cooperation of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and the generous gift from the Children's Miracle Network (CMN) at the Salinas Memorial Health Care System.

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Quotes from our Scuba Adventurers

Doug: “I got to see creatures, I got to feed an eel. The scuba gear is really cool. The suit keeps me totally dry. Other kids should definitely come out to do this. It is a great opportunity.”

Isaac, “I went diving. I got to see sea stars and eels. I want to do it again next year. Anyone looking to get into diving should try it.”

Tyler: “It is awesome. I saw a lot of algae and star fish. I stayed dry because I had a drysuit on. Scuba diving is awesome, so come here.”

Ryan: “I got to go diving wearing a dry suit. It kept me dry and warm. I saw hermit crabs, eel, sand dab, red, green, and brown algae. I got a log book of my diving.”

Kenny J.: “I don't swim much. I haven't scuba dived before, and when I got all my gear on and went into the water, it was really easy.”

Sara: “I saw a lot of star fish, hermit crabs. The water was kinda salty. It is fun to scuba.”