Volunteers can join our programmes for a minimum of 2 weeks right through to the end of September. Every 4 weeks we run Training Week again, and then start another 3 weeks of project work – although we are very flexible with this and can adapt to each person.
Volunteers participating should look to arrive in Carriacou on the start date of the programme they’re booked onto, and training will commence the following Monday morning.
In order to gain the most out of the experience, we strongly encourage stays of 4 weeks and longer.
We have something to suit everyone – whether you are a student, senior volunteer, professional taking a career break, or a family with children – anything is possible, we can tailor a programme to suit your needs!
From your first steps in diving and coral reef ecology, through to professional Divemaster training. Our professional programmes are complemented by advanced research protocols for those wishing to work in the field.
Caribbean Reef Buddy have tried to simplify pricing as much as possible. We’ve recognised that volunteers are either training or they’re participating on projects for each week. As a result our prices are:
- £950 per week for Training Week – Including accommodation and ALL of your required dive training in this week
- £525 per week for Project Weeks – Including accommodation, project specific training and all the equipment you’ll need.
We’re able to build a package for you based on these two options which will maximise your time supporting our conservation projects and making sure we’re completely transparent about the costs. So an advanced level diver (with 15 logged dives or more) can join us for 2 weeks of project based work for only £1050.
Contact victoria.McNeil@workingabroad.com to discuss your requirements in more detail. Vicky along with the team at Caribbean Reef Buddy will work with you to ensure you get the most out of your trip, our aim is to ensure you have a unique and truly unforgettable experience. All costs include hotel accommodation (based on shared double rooms) with breakfast and evening meals provided. All dive training, equipment rental, course manuals and course fees, project t-shirts and wristbands are included. Airfares, transfers to Carriacou, medical/travel insurance, lunches, and personal expenses, are not included. It is compulsory for all volunteers take out travel/medical (including dive) insurance prior to joining the project.
To secure your placement on the project, you will need to complete and submit the application form with your application payment of £180 (included in the total project costs listed above). If for some reason your application is not accepted, we will reimburse this payment fully. For those accepted, full payment must be made 1 month prior to arrival. Once you have been accepted on the programme, we will send you a confirmation email including a short welcome pack full of information and facts to ensure you are fully prepared for your visit.
“Combo” Reef Buddy & Ocean Spirits
We are also offering you the chance to combine both Reef Buddy and Ocean Spirits on a few select dates in 2021:
2021 combo dates:
10 April to 1 May (Ocean Spirits) plus 2 to 15 May (Reef Buddy) = 5 weeks
1 to 22 May (Ocean Spirits) plus 23 May to 5 June (Reef Buddy) = 5 weeks
22 May to 12 June (Ocean Spirits) plus 13 to 26 June (Reef Buddy) = 5 weeks
12 June to 3 July (Ocean Spirits) plus 4 to 17 July (Reef Buddy) = 5 weeks
3 to 24 July (Ocean Spirits) plus 25 July to 7 August (Reef Buddy) = 5 weeks
24 July to 14 Aug (Ocean Spirits) plus 15 to 28 August (Reef Buddy) = 5 weeks
7 week Combo options and 11 week Eco DM all available too, if you add on 4 or 8 weeks instead of 2 weeks with Caribbean Reef Buddy.
For further information on start dates and alternate placement durations or “combo” pricing and queries, please email: victoria.McNeil@workingabroad.com
For Reef Buddy dates, you can join for any duration from 2 weeks up to 12 weeks, starting on any of the dates below:
|May 2nd 2021||May 15th 2021|
|May 16th 2021||May 29th 2021|
|May 30th 2021||June 12th 2021|
|June 13th 2021||June 26th 2021|
|June 27th 2021||July 10th 2021|
|July 11th 2021||July 24th 2021|
|July 25th 2021||August 7th 2021|
|August 8th 2021||August 21st 2021|
|August 22nd 2021||September 4th 2021|
|September 5th 2021||September 18th 2021|
|September 19th 2021||October 2nd 2021|