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Volunteer and Learn to Dive in Belize

Organisation: Blue Ventures Expeditions Ltd

Country: Belize

Type: Environment & Wildlife Conservation

Volunteer and Learn to Dive in Belize

The Belize Barrier Reef, the heart of the second largest barrier reef in the world, is a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site. Our research site is located at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve, located at the northern extreme of Ambergris Caye; a large, palm studded island shouldered by white beaches and backed by mangroves that fade to the west into Corozal Bay. Belize lies at the heart of the Mesoamerican “biodiversity hotspot”, with an extensive, interconnected system of protected areas.We welcome applications from volunteers of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities to join our conservation projects.

Our volunteer projects provide a challenging, educational life experience that provides all volunteers with a comprehensive understanding of marine environments and coral reef ecosystems, and the local community’s impact on these resources. Volunteers work closely with our project team to survey new areas and establish projects with local organisations. In your downtime, you can explore Mayan ruins, rainforests, mangroves, turtle nesting sites and salt-water crocodile habitats. Volunteers collect the data that is key to our conservation activities, differentiating us from other eco-tourism operators. Many of the species that we study are on the IUCN endangered species list. In Bacalar Chico, during your six diving days each week, you will be recording data on benthic (bottom-dwelling) organisms and reef fish. Between dives, you will be involved in monitoring the status of manatee and bird populations. 

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