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Marine Conservation and Scuba Diving, Mexico

Yucatan, Mexico

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Are you a keen diver with an interest in marine conservation? Or perhaps you’d like to learn to scuba dive, while helping to preserve one of the world’s largest coral reefs? Combine diving with volunteering in this project and discover Mexico’s exceptionally diverse Mesoamerican Reef.

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As a volunteer, you will get to:

  • Live in the tropical Caribbean, immerse yourself in the Mexican culture and meet others from the around the world
  • Learn about the Mesoamerican Reef and how to identify the marine life that calls it home
  • Take part in monitoring dives and snorkeling expeditions and explore various local dive sites
  • See and help conserve mega-fauna like dolphins and sharks
  • Help lead community programs, teaching local people basic English skills and creating awareness around the importance of marine conservation
  • Monitor and clear marine debris
Quick Facts Quick Facts
Minimum Stay 4 Weeks
Impacts Marine
Priced From Priced From
£ 1795 |
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Priced From
£ 1795 |

Detailed Project Pricing
4 Weeks GBP 1795
6 Weeks GBP 2195
8 Weeks GBP 2595
12 Weeks GBP 3395

Longer placements are available - please enquire for pricing.

Project Start Dates

This project begins every 4 weeks on a Saturday. Please enquire for specific dates.

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Work & Impacts

Travel to paradise and explore the turquoise oceans of the Caribbean, joining hands with other volunteers and local conservation organizations like Amigos de Sian Ka’an on marine expeditions and earning your PADI diving certificate at the same time.

You will be directly involved in monitoring the ecological health of the reef and grow your knowledge of this awe-inspiring underwater world. As you’ll be spending most of your time doing underwater surveys, you need to have the required diving qualifications. You must have at least a PADI Open Water certificate; non-qualified divers can only attend programs longer than eight weeks as these include Advanced Diver training and certification.

The data that you collect during your underwater surveys will contribute towards the long-term record of coral and fish species and it will be used to help develop education programs for the local community

Diving work depends on weather conditions, but you can expect to go on one or two dives a day for five days of the week. Apart from diving, duties and activities will include training sessions, environmental education training, and marine debris surveys and removal. 

 

Contribute to a huge marine database

CONTRIBUTE TO A HUGE MARINE DATABASE

As a volunteer on this project, you’ll be directly involved in maintaining and adding to one of the largest marine databases in the world. This information monitors the condition, health and changes of any section of the Mesoamerican Reef, and will have a huge impact on its future conservation.

Promote environmental awareness

PROMOTE ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS

As a result of the work done by volunteers on the project, various education programs have been developed for the local communities. For example, local fishermen are now trained so they too can get involved in marine surveys within the park.

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Fun & Travel

Things to do in your spare time

Long-term field staff working with this project are a great source of advice and can give you tips on all sorts, from must-visit tourist highlights to discounts on nearby activities. 

Take to the sea

TAKE TO THE SEA

The area is mostly known for its diving and snorkeling opportunities, but this will be part of your program work. You can also look at going on a catamaran excursion, trying your hand at jet-skiing and testing your flyfishing skills.

Be a beach bum

BE A BEACH BUM

You’re in one of the most beautiful, unspoiled beach locations in the world. Take full advantage of this by lying on the pristine white sands. Read a book, take a nap, and paddle in the warm waters.

Head to town

HEAD TO TOWN

If you want to visit shops and restaurants, you’ll need to travel to the nearest “big” town of Mahahual, which is about an hour away by road. Stroll along the Malecon, a relatively new pedestrian walkway lined with tourist activities and eateries. 

Take a trip back in time

TAKE A TRIP BACK IN TIME

Mexico has a fascinating ancient history and there are several Mayan ruins close enough for a day visit. These include the pyramids at Chacchoben and the Temple of Masks at Kohunlich. 

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About the Destination

Accommodation is rustic and very basic, but you’ll be living on a pristine sandy beach within a protected marine reserve, and not many tourists get the chance to do that.

You’ll be based in the tiny fishing village of Xcalak in the south of Quintana Roo state. Men and women share a house with a basic kitchen. Volunteers share chores, order their own food supplies and cook their own meals in the on-site facilities.

Use your free time – one or two days a week – to explore the area nearby and consider tacking on some extra travel time on either side of your volunteer program to tour a little further afield.

Because of the remoteness of base camp, you’ll have very limited communications. There is no cellphone reception at the base, but you can connect to WiFi at the dive shop.

Do you live marine life? Do you enjoy being underwater? And do you want to make a positive impact on the conservation of this world? Then this is the project for you as it gives you a chance to indulge your passion for diving and help preserve a coral reef system for future generations at the same time. 

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Marine Conservation and Scuba Diving, Mexico

Yucatan, Mexico

how would you like us to contact you?
via phone
Full Name*
Email*
Phone Number
*Required

Are you a keen diver with an interest in marine conservation? Or perhaps you’d like to learn to scuba dive, while helping to preserve one of the world’s largest coral reefs? Combine diving with volunteering in this project and discover Mexico’s exceptionally diverse Mesoamerican Reef.

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As a volunteer, you will get to:

  • Live in the tropical Caribbean, immerse yourself in the Mexican culture and meet others from the around the world
  • Learn about the Mesoamerican Reef and how to identify the marine life that calls it home
  • Take part in monitoring dives and snorkeling expeditions and explore various local dive sites
  • See and help conserve mega-fauna like dolphins and sharks
  • Help lead community programs, teaching local people basic English skills and creating awareness around the importance of marine conservation
  • Monitor and clear marine debris
Quick Facts Quick Facts
Minimum Stay 4 Weeks
Impacts Marine
Priced From Priced From
£ 1795 |
Back to Top

Dates & rates

Priced From
£ 1795 |

Detailed Project Pricing
4 Weeks GBP 1795
6 Weeks GBP 2195
8 Weeks GBP 2595
12 Weeks GBP 3395

Longer placements are available - please enquire for pricing.

Project Start Dates

This project begins every 4 weeks on a Saturday. Please enquire for specific dates.

Back to Top

Work & Impacts

Travel to paradise and explore the turquoise oceans of the Caribbean, joining hands with other volunteers and local conservation organizations like Amigos de Sian Ka’an on marine expeditions and earning your PADI diving certificate at the same time.

You will be directly involved in monitoring the ecological health of the reef and grow your knowledge of this awe-inspiring underwater world. As you’ll be spending most of your time doing underwater surveys, you need to have the required diving qualifications. You must have at least a PADI Open Water certificate; non-qualified divers can only attend programs longer than eight weeks as these include Advanced Diver training and certification.

The data that you collect during your underwater surveys will contribute towards the long-term record of coral and fish species and it will be used to help develop education programs for the local community

Diving work depends on weather conditions, but you can expect to go on one or two dives a day for five days of the week. Apart from diving, duties and activities will include training sessions, environmental education training, and marine debris surveys and removal. 

 

Contribute to a huge marine database

CONTRIBUTE TO A HUGE MARINE DATABASE

As a volunteer on this project, you’ll be directly involved in maintaining and adding to one of the largest marine databases in the world. This information monitors the condition, health and changes of any section of the Mesoamerican Reef, and will have a huge impact on its future conservation.

Promote environmental awareness

PROMOTE ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS

As a result of the work done by volunteers on the project, various education programs have been developed for the local communities. For example, local fishermen are now trained so they too can get involved in marine surveys within the park.

Back to Top

Fun & Travel

Things to do in your spare time

Long-term field staff working with this project are a great source of advice and can give you tips on all sorts, from must-visit tourist highlights to discounts on nearby activities. 

Take to the sea

TAKE TO THE SEA

The area is mostly known for its diving and snorkeling opportunities, but this will be part of your program work. You can also look at going on a catamaran excursion, trying your hand at jet-skiing and testing your flyfishing skills.

Be a beach bum

BE A BEACH BUM

You’re in one of the most beautiful, unspoiled beach locations in the world. Take full advantage of this by lying on the pristine white sands. Read a book, take a nap, and paddle in the warm waters.

Head to town

HEAD TO TOWN

If you want to visit shops and restaurants, you’ll need to travel to the nearest “big” town of Mahahual, which is about an hour away by road. Stroll along the Malecon, a relatively new pedestrian walkway lined with tourist activities and eateries. 

Take a trip back in time

TAKE A TRIP BACK IN TIME

Mexico has a fascinating ancient history and there are several Mayan ruins close enough for a day visit. These include the pyramids at Chacchoben and the Temple of Masks at Kohunlich. 

Back to Top
13731905 1248203691886825 5941666621194870922 o

About the Destination

Accommodation is rustic and very basic, but you’ll be living on a pristine sandy beach within a protected marine reserve, and not many tourists get the chance to do that.

You’ll be based in the tiny fishing village of Xcalak in the south of Quintana Roo state. Men and women share a house with a basic kitchen. Volunteers share chores, order their own food supplies and cook their own meals in the on-site facilities.

Use your free time – one or two days a week – to explore the area nearby and consider tacking on some extra travel time on either side of your volunteer program to tour a little further afield.

Because of the remoteness of base camp, you’ll have very limited communications. There is no cellphone reception at the base, but you can connect to WiFi at the dive shop.

Do you live marine life? Do you enjoy being underwater? And do you want to make a positive impact on the conservation of this world? Then this is the project for you as it gives you a chance to indulge your passion for diving and help preserve a coral reef system for future generations at the same time. 

Back to Top

Feedback from our volunteers

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Brochures

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