Marine Conservation Expedition in Mexico
from £1795 GBP
to £3395 GBP
Travel to the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea and earn your PADI diving certificate while helping to conserve the incredible Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the second largest barrier reef in the world!
In learning how to identify a wide variety of marine life, you will develop an in-depth knowledge of the magical world beneath the waves. You will get involved in monitoring the coral reef and the life it supports in order to develop a comprehensive overview of the ecological health of the reef, and you will also spend time conducting turtle nesting surveys. With the help of volunteers, we have been able to amass one of the largest databases in existence on the condition, health and changes of any section of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef – so volunteers on this expedition really do make a huge difference!
Besides diving, you’ll be busy with involved in training sessions on base, beach cleans or even working with the local community in delivering English lessons and environmental education workshops.
During your time off, you can enjoy fun dives (where you can get up close and personal dolphins, sharks and manatees!), snorkelling in cenotes or simply kicking back and enjoying the idyllic white sand beaches!
accommodation, food, airport pickup
Over 150 critical conservation and humanitarian projects worldwide rely on Global Vision International (GVI) for volunteers, promotion and direct funding. GVI works locally with its partners to promote sustainable development through environment research, conservation and education. In 2006, 78% of all volunteer contributions received were spent directly in field. With unparalleled in-country support, GVI volunteers benefit from exceptional training and a careers abroad job placement scheme.