The Coral Reef Conservation volunteer project in Cuba assists the local communities with their efforts to preserve their natural wonders for future generations. Volunteers will assist with coral reef restoration, coastal habitat conservation and other efforts according to community needs on the Island of Youth.
“I had such an incredible, life changing experience on my trip to Cocodrilo. It felt so empowering to be a part of this program and to be able to help. There is so much to do and so much to see in this small town! I cannot wait to be involved in another program and return back to Cocodrilo!”
Jamie Preira, USA
Coral reefs around the World are under increased threat from mass bleaching events caused from increasing ocean temperatures. In 2018, it was the International Year of the Reef to create further awareness on the plight of reefs with this blog piece showing people how to help make a difference for coral reefs around the World.
Volunteers get to live and work in a beautiful remote location of the Caribbean, diving in the deep blue waters of Cuba while contributing to important coral reef conservation efforts. Volunteers will live among locals and get immersed in Cuban culture and life, all while being part of a difference for the Island of Youth.
The volunteer project is situated within the large Punta Frances Marine National park in the southern part of the Isle of Youth, which is known for some of the best diving sites in the Caribbean. The project is in the small fishing community of Cocodrilo, located right on the coast with direct access to the ocean.
In their free time, volunteers have time to relax at camp or they can explore some of the natural wonders of the island, such as the gorgeous sandy beaches of the marine national park. While volunteers are limited to the park area during their time off, volunteers enjoy spending their time in this tropical paradise.