Marine Conservation Dives - Belize

Belize City, Belize

BG
Mar 19 - 26, 2022
Group size: 1 - 20
Marine Conservation Dives - Belize
Belize City, Belize


Mar 19 - 26, 2022
Group size: 1 - 20

About this trip

Marine Conservation 

You need to be Scuba Certified to Participate in the dives!  Otherwise you will only be able to snorkel with no price reduction.


Coral reefs provide various marine animals with food, protection and shelter, but due to various factors, these delicate ecosystems are under threat. Volunteers will use their diving skills to contribute to the preservation of these ecosystems and will gain experience and knowledge that they can pass on to others. In this way volunteers continue to leave a positive impact, even after they have left the project.

As a volunteer on this project you will engage in various marine preservation tasks. These range from survey dives to identification dives and may include whale shark photography.

Volunteers can choose how much they want to get involved. All dives are voluntary, so you can choose to relax on the beach with a good book, fish from the island, or do a bit of sea kayaking or stand up paddle boarding or immerse yourself in conservation volunteering. The choice is yours!

Native species tasks:

  • Lobster surveys
  • Queen conch surveys
  • Species identification dives
  • Whale shark photography

Marine Conservation Education: 

  • During the volunteer week, the program offers multiple presentations on practical marine conservation. Learn about protecting coral reefs, identifying marine species, and the effects of plastic pollution. 

Weekly Beach cleanup tasks:

  • Remove harmful plastic and trash from the ocean
  • Patrol hundreds of small islands within the Sapodilla Cayes Marine Reserve to keep beaches clean and oceans healthy 

Please note: Specific tasks may vary and are subject to change.

Program Accomplishments

The conch population in Belize is endangered from overfishing, but this project has been able to locate two important new breeding grounds. Whale shark photos taken on this project are entered into the public Whale Shark Sightings Database, which is accessed by researchers and scientists for conservation efforts.


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Your Awesome Trip Leaders

Spencer Kiper

Logan George

What’s included

  • 9 Dives
    9 Dives over 4 days, weather permitting
  • All in country transport
    We take care of all in country transportation, including airport transfers. We do not cover Ubers for your individual outings.
  • Accommodations
    Included on San Pedro
  • Meals
    Breakfast and lunch each day and a summit dinner.
  • Travel to/from Belize
    You will need to fly into Belize City
  • Some side trips
    We offer some side trips at additional expense
  • Tips and Gratuities
    Should expect about 5 dollars a day for tips for dive leaders, deck hands, etc.
  • Travel Health Insurance
    Here is a link to some options. https://www.squaremouth.com/22569
  • Equipment
    Must bring your own dive mask, booties, fins, and wetsuit (2 mil max or even just a rash guard) and dive torch (lamp). It is very important that you bring these items or you will not be able to dive!
  • Personal Expenses
  • Beach Towel
    Linens are provided, but not beach towel.

Available Packages

Trip with Shared Occupancy
Available until January 1, 202218 left

Shared room with breakfast and Lunch.

$1950
Deposit: $300
Private Lodging
Available until December 16, 202118 left

Private room with Breakfast and lunch.

$2950
Deposit: $300

Available options

Extra Nights in Belize
$100

Itinerary

Saturday
Arrival Day!

Fly into Belize for a one night stay and get ready to head to the Island for the week.  We will have an evening orientation.

Your Organizer


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