Dive into the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea and become a coral reef conservation volunteer in Belize!
As a Belize conservation volunteer, you’ll obtain your PADI Open Water Diver certification and complete survey dives to collect data on marine species and monitor water quality. The data obtained in these surveys is vital to saving our oceans, as it’s passed on to the local government and used to inform conservation policies.
"My interest in marine conservation and specifically coral reefs started at a young age when I first started scuba diving. Since then, I have always been fascinated by the ocean and marine environment and wanted to protect it." -Stephanie, Diving and Marine Conservation in Belize
Along with pollution and warming waters, lionfish are also a major threat to our coral reefs, specifically in Belize. Lionfish are native to Asian oceans, and since very few predators eat lionfish, their populations spiral out of control and threaten other marine species. One of your tasks as a coral reef conservation volunteer is to spear and kill lionfish during dives. You’ll teach the locals how to prepare and cook the lionfish and by doing so, help combat the growing lionfish issue in Belize and empower local communities.
You’ll also raise awareness about marine conservation in Belize and talk to local communities about the importance of sustainable living. Education is essential in order ensure the success and sustainability of our Marine Conservation Programs.
Learn more about our Marine Conservation Projects in Belize: