Lionfish spearing marine conservation in Belize
Volunteer with a small group on a remote coral caye in Belize for five days or longer. Mix up lionfish hunting dives and life on the island with time spent on the mainland.
Three spearfishing dives a day Belize mainland optional activities include: nature expeditions, spelunking, repelling, zip-lining, cave and river tubing, PADI certifications and cultural tours
US $865 excluding flights
Description of Lionfish spearing marine conservation in Belize
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
4 Reviews of Lionfish spearing marine conservation in Belize
5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 05 Mar 2021 by Charles VaughanThis is one of the best vacations I have ever been on. The island is very well organised, there is no pressure to go diving and you can relax at times instead. The staff are all very knowledgeable with regards to diving and the local area. If time allowed I would certainly return in the future. Read full review
Reviewed on 20 May 2018 by Lynda HughesFeeling that you are contributing to the sea environment. Waking up to the beautiful sunrise and seeing the lovely sunset. Living on a tiny island for a short time. Read full review
Reviewed on 30 Aug 2014 by Ulrike KachelThe best diving vacation I did so far and it will be hard to beat. I learned so much about fish identification and substrates and this makes diving much more enjoyable. Read full review
Reviewed on 06 Oct 2013 by Eric StrobelThe entire trip was a blast! Multiple dives per day without another diver in sight, unspoiled beauty of the amazing reef, incredible food, etc. etc. Everything about this trip was memorable and exciting! Read full review
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PlanetWe are a not for profit marine conservation company that focus on conserving the environment by using recreational divers to sustain the organisation. The vision is to help conserve the environment whilst offering the ‘vacation diver’ a chance to put something back into the environment and at the same time obtaining a well earned break.
We are working alongside the Belizean Department of Fisheries and local NGO’s to monitor and maintain the marine environment of the Sapodilla Cayes Marine Reserve, Southern Belize. Work includes the surveying and monitoring of commercial species such as lobster and conch, surveying and helping to protect the spawning fish aggregations, water quality testing, turtle conservation, MBRS surveys and Reef Check surveys for long term global studies and analysis. We are active members of PADI Project AWARE Coral Watch and Whale Shark programmes and also work with Belizean based Ecomar to help remove the invasive non-native lionfish from Belizean waters.
PeopleWe bring tourists to the area who spend money in restaurants, local stores and with tour guides. All of our supplies are bought locally from the market and general stores.
We also spend money with local businesses such as the mechanic who maintains our boat. It is important to us our guests integrate into the local community. Our guests use local tour guides to see the town and surrounding area which is beautiful and rarely seen. Alot of our guests visit some of the mayan sites and comment how they are the only people there! We employ Belizean people and we run a training program for the youths of Toledo where we give young people the chance to become Dive Masters and thus obtain well paid jobs in the touristy resorts such as San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. We also sponsor a local football team and assist in beach cleans whenever possible.