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 get 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. Very few predators eat lionfish which means their populations spiral out of control, and it threaten other marine species. One of your tasks as a coral reef conservation volunteer is to spear and kill them during dives. As part of your community work, you’ll teach the locals how to prepare and cook the lionfish. By doing so, they’ll help combat the growing lionfish issue in Belize.
You’ll also raise awareness about marine conservation in Belize and talk to local communities about the importance of living sustainably. Education is essential in order ensure the success and sustainability of our Marine Conservation Programs.
Learn more about our Marine Conservation Projects in Belize: