Applying to QUEST

Please download a copy of the appropriate QUEST application to fill out and submit.
Applications should be submitted electronically to the MOP Staff Coordinator at uhhmop@hawaii.edu.

First-time applicants should apply for QUEST (MARE 264).
Students who have completed QUEST with a "B" grade or higher may apply to be a Team Leader in Advanced QUEST (MARE 364).

Diver Status

Eligibility to participate in QUEST is dependent on your status as a diver with UH.

  • -UH Hilo Students: Visit the UH Hilo Diving Safety Program page and contact the UH Hilo Unit Diving Coordinator.
  • -Other UH Students: Visit the UH Diver-in-Training Qualification Process page and contact the UH Diving Safety Office.
  • -Non-UH Students: Contact the UH Hilo Unit Diving Coordinator at uhhdive@hawaii.edu and inquire about becoming authorized as a Temporary Diver with UH.

Tuition Deposit

Enrolling in MARE 264 or MARE 364 requires submission of a tuition deposit. The deposit is due upon acceptance to the course, and MUST be mailed or delivered in person. Please do not include this form in your application.

Download the tuition deposit form and follow the instructions in the QUEST Application Instructions and Logistics Guide for submitting. This form must be submitted in person or by mail as it requires an original signature. DO NOT submit this form via email as it may contain your credit card information.

Scholarships and Stipends

NOAA-MOP Stipend: Application can be downloaded here. Students applying for either MARE 264 or MARE 364 are eligible.

Steve Stone Coral Reef Foundation Scholarship: Applications will be distributed in early 2019. Students applying for either MARE 264 or MARE 364 are eligible.