Marine Conservation Expedition in Mexico for Divers

Location: Mexico: Mexico City

Program Duration: 3-6 Months, 5-8 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks

Dates: Year Round

https://www.gvi.co.uk/

1 Emperor Way Exeter Business Park Exeter Devon, EX1 3QS Exeter, Devon 02110 United Kingdom

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Phone: +1 888 653 6028

Fax: +1 617 674 2109

Description

Use and improve your scuba diving skills while learning marine survey techniques when you join GVI's marine conservation expedition located in the Yucatan Peninsula. You will receive comprehensive training at this new center and increase your knowledge of marine habitats and conservation techniques. Participate in activities such as coral and fish monitoring surveys, turtle nesting surveys, and work with scientists at the field research center.

How this program makes a difference:

As a result of our work, our partners have been able to continue with the protection of the Sian Ka’an reef system and local fisherman is now trained in diving and monitoring skills and partake in marine surveys with the park and Amigos de Sian Ka’an staff.

Travel Types
  • Scuba
  • Ecology
  • Snorkeling
Qualifications

To participate in this unique GVI expedition you must already be qualified to PADI Open Water or equivalent. The following are additional qualifications you can receive on this expedition:

- PADI Dive Qualifications
GVI provides an exceptional standard of training in many internationally recognized qualifications. Included in this expedition are PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course, the PADI specialty course in underwater photography, and the PADI Coral Reef Researcher specialty. You also have the option of doing Divemaster and Rescue Diver including Emergency First Response Certification for an additional fee paid to the local dive school.

- BTEC in Biological Survey Techniques
Gain a BTEC qualification with GVI in a range of habitats in Mexico. Become qualified to manage successful scientific research projects around the world. Add this training qualification to your program package for GBP 250/USD 500. Inquire to GVI for more information.

- College Credit
Colleges throughout North America have granted college credit for this GVI Expedition. Consult the College Credit page in the Resources section of the GVI website for more information.

- Internships and Field Work
By participating in a 10 week expedition you will be eligible to apply for an Internship or Job working in the field with GVI.

Languages
  • English

Cost in US$:

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

The Volunteer contribution includes all your food and accommodation.

Credit Available

no

Volunteer Types
  • Animal Welfare
  • Wildlife
  • Marine Conservation
  • Parks
  • Environment
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Conservation
  • Community Development
  • Biological Research
Typical Volunteer
There is no typical volunteer. All GVI volunteers are open minded and have an adventurous spirit.
Age Range
20+
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Group living

Participants Travel to Mexico

Independently

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
1-2 weeks
Year Founded

1998

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