Enjoy the warm tropical waters and the coral reefs of the Mexican Caribbean in Puerto Morelos, as you participate in marine conservation training and development. This internship is designed to help you learn about the ecology of the coral reef ecosystem through lectures and in field training while contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals #14 Life Below Water.
Your internship will start with you mastering the diving and underwater survey techniques needed to conduct coral reef surveys which are accurate and don’t harm the reef. Our experienced instructors will support you all the way while you work toward earning your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certificate. Receive the PADI Coral Reef Restoration Diver (CRRD) Distinctive Speciality segment of the PADI Divemaster course. This unique offering by GVI & PADI teaches you about best practices when undergoing reef restoration. This is offered to participants staying for longer than 2 weeks on the program.
You will see firsthand the diverse environmental factors that impact the reef ecosystem, and work with the community in the conservation and restoration of the Mesoamerican reef system in the region. These activities will also mean that you will be contributing towards UNSDG #13 Climate Action, UNSDG #12 Responsible Consumption and Production and UNSDG #4 Quality Education.
Learn to cook traditional Yucatán food
Visit a Mayan ruin
Take a beach yoga class
Dive through the cenotes
Stand-up paddleboard at sunrise
Climb rock formations in the jungle
Learn the unique geography of the Yucatán Peninsula
Explore the ancient city of Coba