Belize Marine Conservation

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Belize Marine Conservation

from £895
Duration: from 1 week to 10 weeks
Countries: Belize
You will explore, chart and monitor extensive areas of coral and seagrass beds, record populations of fish and commercially important species and assist in annual reef health check.

Belize Marine Conservation

Nestled in Central America on the Caribbean coast between Mexico and Guatemala, Belize lies at the centre of the Mesoamerican “biodiversity hotspot”. Pristine subtropical forests provide a refuge for wildlife and conceal ancient Mayan ruins whilst the warm clear waters of the Caribbean lap sandy Cayes offering access to the world’s second longest barrier reef and a UNESCO World Heritage Site; renowned for its spectacular snorkelling and diving.



Infused throughout is the country’s culture influenced by Belize’s Afro-Caribbean roots, creating a fabulous laid-back atmosphere.

‘No shoes, no shirt, no worries’ is the infamous motto for the Cayes off the east coast of Belize, and you will have the opportunity to discover infamous barrier reefs, dive the Blue Hole in your free time, marvel at an extraordinary array of colourful reef fish and rays, sea urchins, anemones, octopus and even sea turtles feed at luxuriant sea grass beds. You can explore this exquisite, untarnished underwater world as you learn to dive off the Cayes of Belize.

You will explore, chart and monitor extensive areas of pristine coral and vast seagrass beds, record populations of reef fish and commercially important invertebrate species, and assist in annual reef health check. On shore you will explore the lushforests of red, white and black mangroves; the unique ecosystem which bridges the land and the ocean.

Your days will be eventful; the work will be challenging, rewarding and fun. Your discoveries will be of huge benefit to the conservation of these fabulous coral reefs and you will gain immense satisfaction from knowing that you have helped protect these precious natural resources for future generations.

The results from your investigations will supply vital baseline information on the Belizean coastline to enable the sustainable management of natural resources in the region and the protection of the marine wildlife in partnership with the Belize Fisheries Department.


  • PADI dive training and qualifications available
  • Opportunity to dive in some of the world's best dive sites (e.g. Blue Hole, Turneffe Atoll, Half Moon Caye, Lighthouse Reef, and many more)
  • Take part in a long term marine monitoring and conservation project
  • Make lifelong friends and return with incredible stories, photos and memories

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Pre-Departure Inclusions

Pre-departure support
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Equipment advice
Advice on visas and equipment
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt
UK residential briefing weekend including food, accommodation and training FREE for 10 week+ volunteers (£80 per person for those participating for less that 10 weeks)

In-Country Inclusions

Airport pickup and transfers to project site(for first Monday of the month arrivals) alternative start date possible
Local orientation and training
24-hour international HQ back-up
Vocational academic diploma or certificate qualification in Tropical Habitat Conservation available
Dive training courses run monthly starting on the first Wednesday of the month. Dive training for PADI Open Water and Advanced Open Water price includes PIC cards, PADI membership, and use of Frontier project equipment and diving equipment including tanks, regs, BCDs and weights.
Dive training PADI Open Water available at extra cost (subject to availability)
Dive training PADI Advanced Open Water at extra cost (subject to availability)
Further dive courses available in country: PADI Emergency First Response, PADI Rescue Diver, and PADI Divemaster qualifications

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