Private Island Marine Conservation in Belize

with Go Eco

newspaper Marine Conservation
location South America
start date Weekly, every Sunday1 week to 8 weeks
salary Volunteer Project
accommodation includedAccommodation included
food and mealsMeals are included during weekdays
training providedTraining provided

GoEco vets each and every partner and only promotes programs with sustainable, long-term goals. All volunteers have an impact.

Our goal is for you to leave your host country with an even greater passion for volunteering and a desire to share your experience with others when you return home.

Private Island Marine Conservation in Belize

gap year project highlights Highlights

Gain hands-on experience in marine conservation
Enjoy the relaxed vibe of a private island
Learn to scuba dive or enhance your current dive skills with Specialty courses
Spend weekends discovering mainland Belize

typical day What's it like

A typical day on this gap year project

Volunteers partake in various marine conservation activities, in addition to learning to dive or enhancing current dive skills. Tasks range from conducting survey dives to photographing whale sharks! Volunteers remove invasive lionfish, collect data on the coral reefs and native species (including lobsters and whale sharks during the season), clean the local beaches and more!

Program Schedule (Non-divers are recommended to join for a minimum duration of two weeks):

Arrival Day, Sunday: Arrive at Placencia Airport (PLJ) on Sunday. Volunteers must arrange for their own hotel accommodations for this night (not included in program fee).

Day 1, Monday: Boat ride to the island, followed by an introduction. Non-divers will begin their course.

Days 2-3, Tuesday & Wednesday: Volunteer work for divers/ scuba dive course continuation for non-divers.

Day 4, Thursday: Previously certified diving volunteers will participate in three conservation dives on Thursdays, and recently certified volunteers will participate in one.

Day 5, Friday: Morning dive, followed by boat transfer to the mainland.

Days 6-7, Saturday and Sunday: Weekends are free for volunteers to explore Belize. Weekend hotel accommodations are at volunteers' own expense.

Remaining Weeks: For those staying longer than one week, there will be another boat transfer from the mainland back to the island on Monday morning. The schedule will repeat itself with volunteer work Monday-Friday and weekends on mainland Belize.

ideal candidate Project Requirements

Who would be a suitable participant?

*Minimum age of 18 (16-17 with parental consent)
*Completed self-assessment Student Diver Medical Declaration
*Mask with snorkel, fins, booties, and wetsuit

our offer Project Benefits

What we can offer you

*Weekday accommodations on the island
*Three meals per weekday on the island
*PADI dive course (at an add. fee)
*Boat transfers to/from mainland Belize
*Orientation and training
*24/7 support from GoEco and the local team


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