AMIkids Panama City Marine Institute

Helping Panama City area kids discover their potential since 1974.

Our Story

Marine Science:

Learn Marine Science hands-on using service learning projects. Earn community service hours required tomarine science graduate, complete internships to improve your college acceptance scores, all while helping the environment.
We partner with Baywatch, Gulf World and University of Florida’s Lake Watch program to provide real-life science opportunities that will prepare you for a career in the marine sciences. 
Learn scuba and conduct underwater coral studies and fish counts! Every year 4 students are selected to conduct a coral study in the Florida Keys all expenses paid! 

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aquatics 1PCMI boasts a sailing fleet that includes everything from sunfish,  catamarans, and up to crew served boats. Training is offered year-round.

aquatics 2PADI Scuba certification classes are offered all the way up to Rescue Diver. Scuba students learn to use scuba to conduct science projects that include coral watch, Project Reef and Project Aware. Every year 4 students are selected to attend a coral reef survey in the Florida Keys during the summer break. 

aquatics 3Fishing is all year round both from our dock and on our fleet of boats! Students can learn how to safely operate boats under our staff instructors. They will learn rules of the road, boat operations, safe trailering and docking, and navigation. 

aquatics 4American Red Cross classes in lifeguarding and CPR First Aid are offered at PCMI. 

Sea Cadets:

Join the elite Seawolf Division of Us Naval Sea Cadets and prepare yourself for a career in the USSeacadets 2 Armed Forces. The Seawolf Division and PCMI is the host location for the National US Naval Sea Cadet Annual Special Warfare Training Camp every summer, where candidates interested in SEALS, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, and Small Boat Operations can learn from active duty and retired Spec Ops Instructors and meet recruiters.

Seawolf Division and US Naval Sea Cadets is an activity that has an annual fee to join and fees for the monthly weekend training drills.

Cadets that complete required training qualify for special promotion in service recruit boot camps! Earn extra stripes when you graduate from boot camp! Cadets qualify to attend actual service training and schools during the summer! Jump start you military career today!

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