Connecting people to the ocean is central to our mission.

In addition to hosting film festivals and conducting research, we also provide opportunities for people to become immersed in the ocean – literally! Find out how you can come along on a research expedition, follow one of our correspondents in the field, or connect with us at one of our distinctive fundraising events.

Join Us On An Upcoming Adventure:

Have you ever been swimming with the biggest fish in the ocean? It’ll take your breath away – we promise! We want to deliver this and other unbelievable experiences to you. Check back with us soon to learn how you can join us on an upcoming adventure of a lifetime.

Past Adventures:


Special Events:

Sailing World Cup, Miami

Sailing World Cup

In January 2016, we partnered with the US Sailing World Cup Qualifier in Miami, Florida to serve as the official conservation sponsor of the event. From January 23-30, 2016, nearly 1,000 of the world’s top sailors convened in Miami to race for the chance to compete in the Summer Games in Rio 2016. Beneath The Waves was committed to making this event ocean-friendly by setting up water-refill stations, providing recycling bins on the premises, and educating participants about threats facing the oceans and how they can make a difference in ocean conservation. By engaging some of the most well-traveled ocean athletes in the world, we hope to take steps towards making future sailing events plastic-free.
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Stiltsville, Biscayne Bay, Miami


In the Fall of 2014 and again in 2015, we hosted a unique pair of events at a historic group of wood stilt houses located in Biscayne Bay, known collectively as Stiltsville, about 1 mile offshore from Key Biscayne. These immersive events were designed to educate key supporters, donors, and ambassadors on some of the most important issues facing our oceans, while bringing together inspiring ocean scientists, filmmakers, artists, and entrepreneurs. These events feature a handful of short films from our database, drinks, catered food, and live music, with the stunning Miami skyline as a backdrop. Stay tuned for more details for a 2016 activation!