Coral reef conservation in Belize

Two or four week marine conservation internship for anyone looking to learn, dive and have fun in the Caribbean. Ideal for workers or students from a science or environmental background.
PADI dive course (open water or advanced) Coral, fish and invertebrate identification Monitor lobsters, queen conch, whale sharks, coral bleaching and commercial fish populations Lionfish spearing competition Presentation workshops Community outreach programmes Beach cleans Teach local kids and support local teachers Free dives and beach fun
Price
US $865 excluding flights
Duration
5 Days
Type
Tailor made
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In order to participate in our program, one must be a certified scuba diver or get PADI open water certified on the island during your stay with us.
Additional fees apply if taking PADI certification courses.
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Description of Coral reef conservation in Belize

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Price information

US $865 excluding flights
In order to participate in our program, one must be a certified scuba diver or get PADI open water certified on the island during your stay with us.
Additional fees apply if taking PADI certification courses.
Make enquiry

Departure information

This trip can be tailor made at a time to suit you

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1 Reviews of Coral reef conservation in Belize

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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


1. Snorkeling with the whale sharks.
2. Good diving instruction to next level of qualification.
3. Chance to do conservation surveys as something more than that which you
usually do on a regular dive vacation.
4. chance to dive in Caribbean at dive sites that are not crowded, never were
there other dive boats at the sites we dived, thus only 4 to 8 divers at the
site from the boat.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


1. To the extent your baggage allowance allows it, take items identified
including any surplus dive gear, given that special things and items of quality
e.g. towels can be difficult to get in southern Belize.
2. Recognise you are staying on a Caye/island off a less developed country, so
accommodation is not luxury but adequate, and pack accordingly e.g need tough not fine clothing.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes, locals were employed for boat driving, cooking, housecleaning etc.
Supported conservation with surveys etc as would be expected.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Very good.

Responsible Travel

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Planet

We are one of the leading NGOs/non-profit marine conservation organizations in Belize. We been developing and working on a wide variety of marine conservation projects to protect the Belize Barrier Reef and ocean ecosystem since 2006. We are a registered NGO in Belize as well as a registered non-profit in the USA.

Our mission is to protect our oceans through hands-on conservation action and marine environmental education and awareness. We empower everyday global citizens to take an active role in directly protecting and conserving the Belize Barrier Reef and our oceans that we love via our marine conservation projects and environmental education and awareness.

People

Our mission is to not only protect our coral reefs and oceans, but to also provide sustainable employment and job training to poor coastal Belizean communities. Our staff is comprised almost entirely of Belizeans, who we have been hired through our internship/job training program. They serve in leadership roles as managers, marine biologists, educators, and scuba dive instructors.

Our ultimate goal is to utilize scientifically researched based approaches to conserve and protect fragile marine and coastal habitats, and create livelihoods to support the culture and traditions of the coastal communities of Belize. We have demonstrated the scalable potential of marine conservation to bring lasting benefits to people and biodiversity in some of the world’s poorest coastal communities. Effective community-based conservation and sustainable management of reefs is critical to the future of Belize.

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