MARINE CONSERVATION EXPEDITION IN MEXICO

Learn to scuba dive in the Caribbean conserving coral reef and marine life

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Playa Del Carmen

Akumal

Itinerary

Upon arrival to base, you will be educated about the history of the UN SDGs. You will learn about the specific goals of your location, the long-, mid- and short-term objectives, and also clarification of how your personal, shorter-term involvement contributes to these goals on a global level.Our aim is to educate you on local and global issues, so that you continue to act as active global citizens after your program, helping to fulfill our mission of building a global network of people united by their passion to make a difference. Learn about the long-term objectives you will be contributing to on the Marine Conservation Expedition in Akumal: Provide data to our partners on the overall health of the reef, to be used for coastal management, and to have a better understanding of the Mesoamerican barrier reef system. Raise environmental awareness within the area and local community. Minimise the environmental impact that visitors and other people have within the bay area. Increase in-country capacity within our partners and community members in the area.

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Travel to the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea and earn your PADI diving certificate while working on and monitoring the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the second largest barrier reef in the world.

Our team works directly on monitoring the overall health of the reef and you will contribute to coral reef and fish monitoring, among many other tasks, developing an impressive knowledge of this fascinating underwater environment.

MARINE CONSERVATION EXPEDITION IN MEXICO

Learn to scuba dive in the Caribbean conserving coral reef and marine life

Rates

  • Rates Include

  • 24-hour emergency phone
  • 24-hour in-country support
  • Access to Alumni Services and Discounts
  • Community work workshop
  • Access to Alumni Services and Discounts
  • Airport pick-up (unless otherwise stated)
  • All necessary project equipment and materials
  • All necessary project training by experienced staff
  • Coral reef ecology
  • Location orientation
  • Long term experienced staff
  • Meals while on project (except on work placements for long term internships)
  • First Aid & CPR Training
  • PADI Coral Reef Research Diver Distinctive Speciality
  • Safe and basic accommodations (usually shared)
  • Welcome meeting
  • Wildlife identification techniques
  • PADI Open Water (for 8 and 12 week volunteers) and Advanced Open Water
  • Real hands on experience and learn about the challenges marine conservation has in this region
  • Use of O2 equipment workshop
  • Rates do not Include

  • Additional drinks and gratuities, extra local excursions, flights, international and domestic airport taxes, medical and travel insurance, personal kit, personal dive kit, e.g. mask, fins, wetsuit, timer, DSMB and reel, slate, etc.  police or background check (where necessary), visa costs
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Activities

Exploration

Participate in programmes assisting disadvantaged communities or endangered ecosystems and travel in the local area in your downtime or further afield, either before or after your programme.

Scuba Diving

Get into the water everyday to dive or snorkel, conduct underwater surveys after you complete your training and develop an impressive knowledge of this fascinating underwater environment.

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