• Protecting and Restoring Our Oceans

    Through Hands-On Conservation

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  • Leading Collaborative Conservation Projects in Cuba


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  • Conducting Ocean Research

  • Protecting Coral Reef Ecosystems

  • Educating and Inspiring our Youth


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David Guggenheim - Ocean Doctor-CubaVIDEO: Dr. David E. Guggenheim, president of the nonprofit organization, Ocean Doctor, recounts more than 18 years of work in Cuba protecting coral reef ecosystems and why continuing this work is so important to the rest of the Caribbean and the world.

VIDEO: How your donations have helped a group of dedicated volunteer Cubans to construct a shelter for stray and abandoned kittens and puppies in Havana. With virtually no resources the group is rehabilitating, neutering and finding homes for these animals.

The Cruel Lessons of Mass Tourism: A comprehensive report from Ocean Doctor and the Center for International Policy: A Century of Unsustainable Tourism in the Caribbean: Lessons Learned and Opportunities for Cuba. We believe this is an ideal moment in time to take stock of tourism’s impact in the Caribbean and, in collaboration with our Cuban colleagues and friends, thoughtfully consider the exceptionally sustainable future that Cuba has an opportunity to create.

Our Work

Cuba Conservancy

Cuba- Conservancy-LogoBuilding on more than 17 years of work in Cuba, our Cuba Conservancy Program, in collaboration with Cuban scientists, is advancing marine conservation and coastal community sustainability.

Travel With Us

Cuba Educational Experiences - Ocean DoctorExperience Cuba through our award-winning educational travel program. Meet Cuba’s leading scientists, experience Cuban culture & Cuba’s extraordinary coastal waters.

50 States Expedition

Ocean Doctor's 50 Years - 50 States - 50 Speeches ExpeditionWe’re traveling to all 50 U.S. states, teaching tens of thousands of students about the wonders of the sea and encouraging them to pursue careers in science.

Invite Us to Speak

Dr. David E. Guggenheim addresses the World Affairs Council of Western MichiganInvite the “Ocean Doctor” himself, Dr. David E. Guggenheim, an acclaimed public speaker and recognized authority on ocean issues, to speak at your next event.

About Ocean Doctor

Ocean Doctor is dedicated to protecting and restoring our oceans through hands-on conservation. Our mission is to advance the conservation of the world’s oceans through scientific research, education and community engagement.

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