Marine conservation in Belize
Learn how to dive in the warmth of the Caribbean, not in a chlorinated swimming pool. No experience needed. Come on, dive in, the water's lovely. Ideal for volunteers interested in marine conservation.
All diving, accommodation, meals and diving equipment included Private ‘castaway' island Training for survey methodologies Fantastic diving on the 2nd biggest barrier reef in the world Swim with whale sharks and dolphins Year round tropical temperatures Pre-breakfast and night dives
US $865 excluding flights
Description of Marine conservation in Belize
Departures on weekends but transfers can be made on other days at an extra cost
12 Reviews of Marine conservation in Belize
4.5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 10 Dec 2021 by Jayne WebbIt was a 10/10. Stunning, memorable and rewarding. Read full review
Reviewed on 18 Nov 2020 by Emily MankerThis trip was unforgettable. The dive sites are all unique and beautiful for different reasons. The variety of wildlife you'll see under the water and from the island made this trip memorable. Read full review
Reviewed on 22 Jul 2019 by Georgina StevensI loved the beach clean up on a nearby island. Really great, especially for younger divers. Read full review
Reviewed on 31 Mar 2019 by Brian BennerThe most memorable part of the vacation was diving in a downpour. It wasn't scary, just interesting. Read full review
Reviewed on 30 May 2018 by Irina TyshkevichAll of it was pretty amazing. I didn't realize how small the island was and I loved it. Being able to dive 3 times a day and get to know the local marine life, while learning about it was my favourite. Read full review
Reviewed on 09 Jun 2018 by Sanya OzicBeing on the tropical island, 28miles from the land, with only 25 people, immersed I nature and conservation project. Didn't miss civilization at all. Read full review
Reviewed on 15 Apr 2014 by Lucy KeechThe diving was fabulous. The instructors are brilliant, very patient and informative! Read full review
Reviewed on 03 Apr 2014 by Michelle LamarcaThe most memorable part was diving with like minded staff and guests who love and appreciate the ocean and contributing to research and conservation...Excellent opportunity and experience. Read full review
Reviewed on 26 Mar 2012 by Karen WhithamTom Owens Caye was a magic location for a chilled week diving in Belize. Polly, Patty and the team were generous hosts. The food was delicious with the lionfish and banana pancakes particular highlights! Diving was excellent. Still feeling good about the lobster survey! Read full review
Reviewed on 02 Jan 2012 by erica van baalenExcellent diving with a lot of attention for safety. Fantastic reef diving. Great care and knowledge of reef. Read full review
Reviewed on 29 Mar 2012 by Susanne de MontreuilDifficult to figure out which was the most exciting part since I thought the whole vacation was a new and exciting learning experience for me. Learning how to scuba dive and diving in a beautiful area with eagle and sting rays was definitely at the top and watching the dolphins play with our boat...... Read full review
Reviewed on 23 Mar 2012 by Robert BurtonSeeing a five foot barracuda while snorkelling was the most memorable part of the vacation. Read full review
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Planet and peopleWe 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 Wacth and Whale Shark programmes and also work with Belizean based Ecomar to help remove the invasive non-native lionfish from Belizean waters.
We bring tourists to our 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. We employ Belizean people and we run a training program for local youths 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.