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Caribbean Reef Conservation in Belize

Pays d’action: Belize, Amérique latine et Caraïbes
Type d’activité: Ecovolontariat
Join an award-winning project and become part of an active research team. Learn to dive or develop current skills whilst carrying out surveys and data collection. Research findings are used to enforce government preservation of the beautiful reefs. Live on an idyllic private island in the Caribbean.



Description du projet et du rôle des volontaires

The project is focused on conserving the environment and contributing to ongoing marine research in Belize. All levels of diver are welcome as everyone contributes to the project.

Volunteers are involved in marine conservation work whilst learning to dive, increasing diving skills or simply exploring the reef with the research team! With a small friendly team and the opportunity to live on your own tropical island, it really is a great way to experience and contribute towards the conservation of marine life in the Caribbean.

Each day will differ and you could be working in the following areas:
* Fish and Coral Identification Dives
* Lobster surveys
* Queen Conch surveys (giant sea snail)
* Reef health surveys - Coral Bleaching Data Collection
* Reef habitat surveys
* Lionfish population monitoring, spearing and research
* Whale Shark monitoring – part of Project AWARE * Whale Shark
* Monthly beach clean-ups

The team will give you training in survey techniques, methodologies and identification skills before each task. By the end of the trip, you will be able to identify some of the magnificent coral, fish and algae in the Caribbean. After the dive conservation task has been completed there is often time at the end of the dive for fun, recreational diving. Advanced Open Water divers can explore the reef on night dives, with the stunning bioluminescence water light show.

Common marine life you will encounter includes: barracuda, butterfly fish, parrot fish, angel fish, dolphins, mackerel, lionfish, grunt, surgeon fish, moray eels, hawksbill turtles, sting rays, nurse sharks. If you’re very lucky you may see whale sharks, black tip sharks, manta rays, leatherback turtles and hammer headed sharks.

It is a great location for beginners divers to gain their dive qualification as there is good visibility and no strong currents.

PADI Dive Courses - At the project you may also choose to complete the following PADI courses:
* Open Water
* Advanced Open Water
* Rescue Diver
* Dive Master
* Specialty Courses – Deep Diver, Fish identification, Coral Reef Conservation, Invasive Lionfish and Emergency First Response

L’organisation de volontariat se présente

We are an award winning non-profit organisation arranging ethical, inspiring and supported volunteering opportunities around the world since 2001. Volunteers are needed from 2 - 12 weeks for animal, conservation, child care, education, teaching, building and community volunteering projects in Asia, Africa and Central & South America.

In this time of uncertainty during the current Coronavirus outbreak, we are monitoring the global situation closely in conjunction with the UK FCO and our local teams on the ground. The health and safety of our volunteers is our primary concern and we will only restart placements when it’s safe to do so. It’s not yet clear when this will be but we aren’t accepting new bookings for placements before 1 August 2020.

We want to reassure volunteers that you can feel confident booking an overseas volunteering placement with us and we have introduced extra flexibility to help with this.

Flexible payment terms
We are giving added flexibility on payments. Normally we ask for final payment by 8 weeks before start date, but we are reducing this to 1 month before start date for placements with start dates in 2020. This takes some pressure off volunteers and allows us to see how the situation evolves over the coming months.

Flexible date changes
If any of our volunteers want or need to reschedule (regardless of whether it is related to Coronavirus or not!), we are happy to reschedule for up to 18 months. You just need to let us know 1 month or more before your placement date and it can be open ended if you aren’t sure when you want to reschedule to. We are keeping this free of charge for maximum flexibility!

Booking flights – wait for now
We normally recommend that volunteers book flights as soon as possible after their placement is confirmed to secure the best deals, but with the current uncertainty, it’s best to wait until travel restrictions are lifted and the airlines can confirm their schedules before booking flights and making other arrangements.

We’d love to help organise your next volunteer adventure, ready for when the world has returned to some kind of normality!
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Fiche technique de la mission

Pays d’action :
Belize, Amérique latine et Caraïbes
Type d'activité :
Ecovolontariat
Durée de la mission :
Minimum: 2 semaines
Maximum: 6 mois
Frais de participation à la mission :
(contacter l’organisation pour une liste de prix complète)
2 semaines : 2010 €
4 semaines/1 mois : 3710 €
8 semaines/2 mois : 7100 €
3 mois : 10495 €
Pourquoi payer pour faire du volontariat ?

* Toutes les indications de prix sont fournies par l’organisation de volontariat sans garantie. Si l’organisation ne facture pas en Euros, les prix réels peuvent varier en fonction du cours de change.
Disponibilité de la mission :
This projects is closed in September
Age minimum :
18 ans
Age maximum :
pas d'âge maximum
Placement individuelle ou en groupe ?
Individuelle
Maîtrise de langues :
Volunteers must be confident communicating in English
Qualifications particulières :
Volunteers with dive qualifications can join in the conservation work on their first day.For beginners divers, it is an ideal location to gain their PADI Open Water qualification since there are no strong currents, great visibility and it is a safe non-challenging location.
Hébergement & repas :
During the week volunteers live on the private island. All rooms are clean and comfortable and have fans. The bathroom facilities are shared.Main meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are included during the week.

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