Belize Diving & Marine Conservation

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Duration: 7-28 days

Trip code: BZDM

Scuba dive in azure seas, relax in an island hideaway and get involved in incredible marine conservation projects in the stunning seas around beautiful Belize! Learn to scuba dive and gain a PADI qualification, stay like a castaway on a paradise island and get involved in some rewarding marine conservation in this sensational Central American location. Protect rare aquatic life such as Whale Sharks, lobsters and queen conch, help control the Lionfish population and help with coral conservation as you dive in some of the world’s most incredible waters. Get going on this unforgettable underwater and island adventure in breathtaking Belize!

Trip highlights

  • Learn to scuba dive in beautiful Belize, gain a PADI qualification and have underwater adventures with up to 12 awe-inspiring dives a week
  • Stay like a castaway on an idyllic private island in Belize's Caribbean Sea - get away from it all and enjoy ocean views on an unspoilt island! 
  • Dive in a magical marine park and help with vital marine conservation projects: Help control the Lionfish population, protect incredible marine life such as lobster, conch and whale sharks and help with coral reef preservation
  • Go on a unique night dive and see the aquatic world in a new light
  • Spend your weekends on the Belizean mainland and enjoy all sorts of awesome optional adventure activities and trips!
Further trip information

Sunday: Arrival Day

Arrival day is Sunday, and you will be met in Placencia and taken to your local accommodation.

Monday: Orientation Day

9.00-9:30am: Transfer from Belize mainland to the island (approx 2 hour boat ride)

11.00am: Island briefing, accommodation allocation and equipment allocation

12.30pm: Lunch

1.30pm: Dive briefing

2.30pm: First dive, boat fun dive or refresher dive

6.00pm: Presentation about the project and the marine environment

7.00pm: Dinner

Evening: Free time and island relaxation

Typical Itinerary: Mondays - Wednesdays

6.00am: Tea, coffee, biscuits and fresh fruit available

7.00am: Dive briefing

7.30am: Dive 1 – Conch or Lobster survey and Lionfish hunting

9.00am: Breakfast

10.30am: Fish Identification training session

11.30am: Dive 2 - Fish Identification dive, commercial fish survey and/or Lionfish hunting

1.00pm: Lunch

2.00pm: Coral Identification training session

3.30pm: Dive 3 – Coral identification dive, Coral watch bleaching survey and/or Lionfish hunting

5.00pm: Lionfish presentation, dissection and data collection

7.00pm: Dinner

Evening: Free time and island relaxation

Typical Itinerary: Thursdays

6.00am: Tea, coffee, biscuits and fresh fruit available

7.00am: Dive briefing

7.30am: Dive 1 – Conch or Lobster survey and Lionfish hunting

9.00am: Breakfast

10.30am: Briefing for marine conservation project check survey

11.30am – Dive 2 – marine conservation project check survey

1.30pm: Lunch and free time

3.30pm: Dive 3 – Fun dive and/or Lionfish hunting

7.00pm: Dinner

Evening: Free time and island relaxation

Typical Itinerary: Fridays

6.00am: Tea, coffee, biscuits and fresh fruit available

7.00am: Dive briefing

7.30am: Dive 1 – Conch or Lobster survey and Lionfish hunting

9.00am: Breakfast

10.30am – Leave the island to return to the mainland.

Saturdays and Sundays

Free time to enjoy Belize.

The programme ends on a Friday, and accommodation for this final night is included (in Placencia). If you wish to stay on in Belize for a final weekend, accommodation is not included but we can help arrange this for you (at extra cost). Please ask for more details.

Please note: The above itinerary is for guidance only and is subject to change and weather conditions.

Please note: If you are taking the PADI Open Water Course this will take place during other activities in week one and you will need to pay a completion fee of USD100 locally. If you stay two weeks or longer you have the option to do your Advanced PADI; the cost of this is an additional USD150-200 which will be paid locally upon completion of the course.

Please note: In order to support the marine conservation projects and the local area, each participant will need to pay extra marine Park fees of USD25 per week or USD75 per month.

Please note: The survey participation is dependent upon the length of the trip. For example, week 1 will be mostly learning species, doing Lobster and Conch surveys and Lionfish hunting.  Week 2 will be commercial fish surveys and coral watch surveys.  

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