|from £1,390* per person||14 Days||May
Exertion level: 3
|Operator: Biosphere Expeditions
12 people max
These SCUBA diving conservation volunteer holidays will take you to the world’s second largest reef system in the middle of the Cayos Cochinos Natural Monument in the Caribbean Sea, off the coast of Honduras. The purpose of the survey programme is to provide data on the current biological status of the reefs and of population levels of protected species within the marine protected area. Data collection follows an internationally recognised coral reef monitoring programme, called Reef Check, and will be used to make informed management and conservation decisions within the existing marine protected area. The expedition also includes training as a Reef Check EcoDiver. With this you are also eligible to apply for PADI or NAUI Reef Check Speciality Course certification.
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Honduras, Central America
Caribbean island coral cays.
Weather expected during expedition
Hot tropical maritime with an average of 10 hours sunshine every day.
You will stay in a well-equipped scientific station on a small coral cay island accessible only for research personnel, where two to four of you will share a very comfortable, spacious wooden bungalow cabin on the beach with a lounge, toilet and shower.
Up to 12 team members + 2 local scientists/divemasters + 1 expedition leader/divemaster.
Skills & prerequisites required
You don't need to be a scientist, but you do need to be a qualified diver (minimum PADI Open Water or equivalent).
Can laypeople really be of help to serious research & conservation projects?
Fitness level required
As a qualified PADI Open Water Diver, you will already have a reasonable level of fitness.
Will it be for me or am I too old/young/unfit?
Team assembly point
La Ceiba, one of the main cities in Honduras.
What about carbon neutrality and other environmental and social impact?
Who books my flights?
Our expeditions are not about playing the primitive, neither are we a military style 'boot-camp'. Our expedition leader and the local scientist will be by your side and we believe strongly that we get the best out of our expedition teams by making them comfortable, safe and well fed. You won’t be living in the lap of luxury, but we will do our best to make you feel comfortable and at home in your working environment, as this is the key to a well-balanced and successful expedition.
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