MAERC | Marine Academy & Experimental Research Centre

MAERC Logo"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." -W.B.Yates


After several years of research, the IADP educational department decided to address the lack in internationally recognized professional curricula for pro divers active in scientific, environmental protection enforcement and public safety sectors. In November 2022 a location was secured in Egypt's - Ain Sokhna region in the Dome Marina.
The infrastructure provided at the Dome Marina is perfect for our curricula development, but also more importantly due to it's vicinity to the Red Sea largest industrial infrastructure; a perfect experimental research centre location, to develop our knowledge and understanding of pollution, and it's impact on the Red Sea.


A qualitative marine science hubs; where environmentalism, technology, science and marine skills education, foster sustainable development, safeguard and restore marine biodiversity. Developing internationally recognized, marine science professional and non professional skills development curricula.
Provide a modern infrastructure, and fostering international cooperation, with universities, ngo's, go's active in research, sustainable development and conservation.
Spearheading experimental research in the fields of sustainable development, fisheries, energy, erosion, water treatment, biosphere restoration. 


Currently we are managing the development of MAERC in both Ain Sokhna - Egypt and in Port Sudan - Sudan. The curricula being developed are reflecting the very needs of the areas and people they are serving. Curricula are developed to mitigate the adverse effects, each area is experiencing. While our project location in Egypt, is impacted by tourism, industrial and direct human interaction. In Sudan we face indirect consequences of global warming, and direct human interaction in unsustainable fishing and poaching practices.



  • GoBlu3 - The Art and Technology of SeaScaping.
  • GoBlu3 - Scientific Diver Level 1
  • Dive Professional - Training and Exploration PRO Level 1
  • Dive Professional - Scientific Diver PRO Level 1
  • Dive Professional - Public Service Diver PRO Level 1
  • Dive Professional - Seamanship PRO Level 1


  • GoBlu3 - COTS Eradication Specialty Course Diver/PRO
  • GoBlu3 - Marine Predators Monitoring Specialty Course Diver/PRO
  • Dive Professional - Marine Park Rangers PRO Level 1