Improve your scuba diving skills and learn marine conservation techniques by joining GVI’s marine conservation program situated north of the Mayan village of Mahahual. At this new center you will receive comprehensive training and increase your knowledge of marine habitats and conservation. Rescue Diver, Dive Master and PADI specialty courses are also available.
Activities include coral and fish monitoring surveys and turtle nesting surveys, working with scientists at the field research center. Also participate in awareness projects in the local community. College credit may be available for those attending this expedition. Consult GVI’s college credit page for helpful tips and advice.
What to Expect?
Immerse yourself in a truly remote tropical paradise, one of the world’s only remaining truly pristine environments, living in a beautiful part of a different country, with the opportunity to experience a new culture, food and way of life. Learn about the Mesoamerican coral reef and how to identify the wildlife it supports; participating in monitoring dives that explore different sites along the coast; seeing mega-fauna such as dolphins, sharks and manatees; snorkelling in cenotes or waterways. Search the beach at night for turtles laying eggs; joining in with community programs; teaching English and raising the environmental awareness of the local community; and joining fun-dives including a PADI photography specialty course.
- Program ID: # 1801
- duration: 1 to 3 MonthsMore than 3 Months
- location: Mexico Yucatan PeninsulaMexico19° 1' 1.614" N, 87° 47' 3.9264" WMX
- Fitness level: Moderately FitVery Fit
- Closest Airport: Cancun (CUN)
- Costs From: Over $3000
- Program Type: Environmental & Wildlife ProgramsLearn Abroad
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