Join Pod Volunteer and learn to dive whilst helping to collect data, monitor species such as Whale sharks and supporting vital conservation work on the tropical Caribbean.
How can I help?
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
Queen Conch surveys (giant sea snail)
Reef health surveys – Coral Bleaching Data Collection and habitat survey?
Lionfish population monitoring, spearing and research
Whale Shark monitoring – part of Project AWARE Whale Shark
Monthly beach clean-ups
When can I join?
Any Sunday throughout the year for 1-12 weeks.
Where will I be living?
You will live on a small private Caribbean island from Monday to Thursday which is at the tip of the second largest barrier reef in the world. This is a true ‘castaway’ island and is extremely idyllic and an amazing ‘get away’ experience as only the project team and volunteers stay here.
Whilst you are on the island you can spend your free time in the hammocks, using the kayaks, snorkelling, playing volleyball, paddle-boarding or just soaking up the laid back Caribbean atmosphere.
Volunteer placements start from £995 for 1 week. This includes accommodation, all main meals, transfer to and from the island and 10 dives + planning your trip support from the Pod team.
To learn more about the Reef Conservation project and the next steps on how to apply you can visit our website: https://www.podvolunteer.org/projects/marine-conservation-belize
Pod Volunteer has a range of opportunities from?1-12 weeks at animal, conservation, child care support, education and teaching, building and community volunteering projects in Africa, Asia, Central and South America. You can see the full range projects that are available for your Gold Residential Award here.
You can get in touch with the Pod Volunteer team by email at [email protected]