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World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), Istanbul Aquarium Membership 

Istanbul Akvaryum, the biggest thematic aquarium of the world, is an official member of World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA). WAZA's goal is to guide, encourage and support the zoos, aquariums and like-minded organisations of the world in animal care and welfare, environmental education and global conservation, and has more than 250 corporate members across the globe.


Boğaziçi Underwater Research Center (BURC)

Boğaziçi Underwater Research Center (BURC) was established in 1997 to do underwater researches and develop diving techniques. Our main activities include altitude diving researches, documentary shooting, underwater robot design, closed-circuit breathing apparatus design and diving training.

In addition to basic diving training, courses and seminars are organized for experienced divers at the Center. BURC has already provided consultancy and training services at Boğaziçi University, Koç University, Sabancı University, Galatasaray University, Van 100. Yıl University and Istanbul University. In this context, we also organize diving courses within various companies and organizations: Some of our references: Citibank, Garanti Bank, Koç Holding, Otokar, IBM, Koç University Alumni Association and Boğaziçi University Alumni Association.