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Caribbean Reef Buddy Diving Project, Carriacou, West Indies

2 Weeks+ from

minimum age

  • Learn to dive in the warm, crystal clear waters of the Caribbean
  • Become an Eco Divemaster and start your diving career
  • Take part in coral reef restoration and regeneration
  • Take part in Shark and Apex predator surveys

Food, Lodging and Travel

Caribbean Reef Diving | Volunteer in Carriacou | Working Abroad

For this programme in Carriacou you will be based in a family-run hotel in the town of Hillsborough, just a stones throw from our centre and campus. We’re also directly opposite Silver Beach, the longest beach on the island! The team at the hotel will provide you with breakfast every morning, (usually comprising of cereals, toast, eggs, bacon, fresh juices, tea and coffee) and a ‘home cooked’ meal as a group each evening. We want to ensure that you’re all well fed and rested for each day of the programme. For those volunteers with special dietary requirements, including vegetarians/vegans etc, please ensure you include this as part of your application.


17 years upwards (with parental signoff for activity for <18’s). No previous experience is required but volunteers must be enthusiastic about the marine environment and marine conservation. You must be friendly, communicative and be able to work in groups. Some weather conditions can make swimming difficult, therefore a competent swimming ability is essential. A health and safety briefing will be given by one of our staff prior to undergoing any activities.

Eco-Divemaster Requirements

If you’re considering doing your eco-divemaster as part of your programme, you’ll need to be able to swim at least 400 meters/yards and float for 15 minutes. You’ll also need to get a professional medical signoff from your doctor prior to departure to ensure you’re medically fit enough to complete the training. You’ll also be required to have logged 60 dives by the time you complete the training too, including 5 night dives.

Travel to Grenada

If you are travelling from the UK or Europe, direct flights are available with British Airways and Virgin Atlantic from London. Alternatively, flights via Barbados, Trinidad, Martinique and the US are available with LIAT, Virgin Atlantic and American Airlines. If you are travelling from the US or Canada, flights are available with American Airlines, Jet Blue, Delta, Caribbean Air and Air Canada. Flight prices do vary so please book early to get the best prices!

Travel to Carriacou

Carriacou is located 20 miles north of Grenada. We have two ferry services connecting the islands as well as a very quick ‘hopper’ flight. Flights depart from St George’s 3 times per day, and the ferry leaves at 9am Monday to Saturday and 8:30am on Sundays. Let us know your travel plans in advance as a member of the Caribbean Reef Buddy team will be on hand to meet you and bring you to our base in Hillsborough. We have arrangements with a number of accommodation providers in Grenada if you need to over-night there before travelling to Carriacou. Please let us know if you’d like support with these arrangements.

Caribbean Reef Buddy Diving Project, Carriacou, West Indies

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