Diving & Marine Conservation in Belize

Company : Projects Abroad
Duration: 2 weeks to 1 Year+
Approx Costs: 2000 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

By volunteering on our Diving & Marine Conservation project in Belize, you will learn a great amount about preserving marine life while working with a NGO protecting marine parks in the Belize Barrier Reef System.

The Belize Barrier Reef is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was described by Charles Darwin as 'the most remarkable reef in the West Indies'.

The reefs not only offer important supplies, such as building materials and food, to thousands of people, it is also a source of employment and income through the fishery and tourism industries. Although there are various protective measures in place, the reef has been affected by mass-bleaching events.

As part of your initial training, volunteers will also be trained as a PADI Open Water Diver. As a certified scuba diver you will then be able to fully participate in the underwater surveys and conservation dives. If you are already a certified diver, we can provide you with your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver training.

Volunteers work alongside a well-established local NGO, collecting data on important fish species, as well as conch and lionfish. Aside from diving, volunteers will also take part in community-based activities, including beach cleans and community outreach.

We also have Diving & Marine Conservation projects in Cambodia and Thailand!


How to apply?

  • Feel free to give us a call or email - we have a friendly team ready to answer your questions!
  • When you're ready to apply you can complete an application form on the Projects Abroad website.
  • A deposit of £195 is required with your application. We will immediately acknowledge receipt of your application and deposit payment.

Start Dates

- Flexible

Costs / Benefits

Prices start from £1,845 for two weeks.

Projects Abroad cover:
- All your food and accommodation
- Transfers to and from the airport
- Transport to and from your placement (where required)
- Travel and medical insurance
- Support and 24 hour back-up from both our local and UK staff
- All gear required for diving


- No previous experience is necessary - you will be given any required training on arrival.

Booking / Enquiry

Projects Abroad Diving & Marine Conservation in Belize Reviews

One of the most fulfilling and humbling experiences

Volunteering in Belize with Projects Abroad was one of the most fulfilling and humbling experiences. I met so many amazing volunteers from around the world and the Projects Abroad staff were so supportive and it easily made my time spent on the island feel like my second home.

By: Regina
Nationality: American
Age: 26

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