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Marine Conservation & Diving in Belize

Marine Conservation & Diving in Belize

Price From: 545 CAD

Overview

Operator: Frontier

Price From:  545 CAD

Ideal Age Range: 19 to 30, 31 to 50, Over 51

Fitness Needs: Moderately Fit

Program duration: 1 week

Belize is renowned for its impeccable dive sites, and this is a fantastic opportunity to help protect them through a Marine Conservation & Diving program. Over the course of the program, you’ll enjoy many chances to dive into the clear blue waters, explore the relaxed island life of the Cayes, spot colorful fish and marine life, and learn about the unique culture and communities of Belize. 

If you’re joining this program without a PADI certification, fret not! PADI Open Water and Advanced Open Water courses are available at an additional fee. This gives you the opportunity to learn to dive where you’re volunteering, in beautiful waters! 

During your time on this program, you’ll take part in dive and snorkel surveys, mapping coral reefs, and much more. The data collected will be used to understand how to best conserve and protect the marine ecosystems.

In addition to surveys and mapping, you may experience other highlights including: 

  • Collect biodiversity data collection of fish and other important invertebrate species
  • Manatee sightings & cetacean sightings
  • Reef health checks
  • Work with local partners and conservation organizations
  • Vegetation surveys on mangrove species
  • Contribute to Cayes Management Plan and Belize National Resource Management Agenda

Don’t miss your opportunity to volunteer, make a difference, and gain your dive certification on the beautiful island of Caye Caulker!

Itinerary

Itinerary

Sample Itinerary

This itinerary is a sample of what a typical day may look like. This is subject to change depending on the needs of the program at the time of your placement. They may also change based on the duration of your stay. 

7:00 am - Breakfast at volunteer house prepared by volunteers

8:30 am - Depart by boat for dive training, or science training

12:30 pm - Lunch Break prepared by volunteers

2:00 pm - Volunteer work - beach cleanups, camp maintenance, science training, snorkelling

5:00 pm -  End of day. Plan for next day's work, socialize, free time

6:00 pm - Dinner at volunteer house prepared by volunteers

7:00 pm - Socialize

Country Fast Facts

Country Fast Facts

Belize

Flag Flag_of_Belize.svg
Continent:North America
Official Language(s)English
Capital:Belmopan
Population368,310 (2015 estimate)
Climate(s)Humid Subtropical
Major Airport(s):Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport (BZE)
Economic Driver(s):Agriculture, Energy, Transport, Tourism

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