Belize Marine Conservation Expedition

Earn your PADI Open Water and volunteer to help conserve one of the world's wonders: the Belize Barrier Reef.

Durations:  1 - 12 weeks

Program information

Travel to one of the best scuba diving destinations in the world, the Belize Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and part of the second-largest reef system in the world. Here, you’ll join our base at the top location for diving in Belize, the island of Ambergris Caye. We’ll help you earn your PADI Open Water before you join our coral reef and other marine conservation volunteer initiatives.

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Program overview

Join our team on Belize’s famous island of Ambergris Caye. This island is the closest you can get to the Belize Barrier Reef and Belize’s Great Blue Hole without heading out on a boat.

Here, we’ll work with you to complete your PADI Open Water or Advanced Open Water before heading out onto the reef to carry out research. Like many reefs around the world, the Belize Barrier Reef is impacted by coral bleaching, a phenomenon caused by the ocean heating as a result of the climate crisis.

Fortunately, Belize is somewhat of a marine conservation leader, being the first country to ban bottom trawling, a harmful commercial fishing practice, as well as all offshore oil exploration and drilling. You’ll be helping to empower these pioneering local agencies by collecting data on the biodiversity of reef species. While you’re underwater you might stand a chance of catching a glimpse of rare, endangered species such as hawksbill sea turtles and manatees.

Highlights

  • Earn your PADI Open Water or Advanced Open Water. 
  • Contribute to the conservation of the second-largest coral reef system in the world. 
  • Gain hands-on experience in marine biology and marine conservation. 
  • Go for a recreational dive in Belize’s famous Great Blue Hole. 
  • In your free time, visit sacred Mayan cenotes, cave systems and temples surrounded by rainforests and waterfalls.

Program details

Program type
Volunteering
Location
GVI Latin America, Belize, Ambergris Caye
Focus
Marine Conservation

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