Feel the thrill of swimming with a whale shark, the excitement of spearing the invasive lionfish, and the satisfaction in helping the marine environment. ReefCI trips are a unique opportunity to protect the reef ecosystem by directly participating in our ongoing marine conservation projects! Learn to dive or further your dive qualifications; everyone contributes regardless of their experience. World class diving, plentiful home cooked food, and fun friendly people await you.
ReefCI does not like to call our guests ‘volunteers’! We recognize that without our guests we cannot sustain what we do. When you come on a trip with ReefCI you will be well looked after. We operate throughout the year; therefore we are continually collecting marine data through our various programs. So, as our guest you can choose how much you want to do.
Everyone contributes, just by paying for a ReefCI trip you are helping! Some people come to learn to dive, some people want to relax and make a difference protecting the reef, and others want to do as much conservation work as possible! The choice is yours depending upon your diving experience and the length of your ReefCI trip. Everyone leaves with a healthy knowledge of the marine environment, a better knowledge of reef ecosystems, and as better divers!
Our planet is 70% ocean. Coral reefs make up only 0.2% of those oceans, however they are home to 25% of all marine fish! Compared to land, it is very difficult to collect data from the ocean! You need special skill sets and equipment and you may have to travel 1000’s of miles to get from one ecosystem to the next! This is why the scientific community recognizes the need to work with non-scientists in order to help collect important data.
ReefCI is working with the Department of Fisheries and NGO’s (non-governmental organizations) in Belize. It is important to ReefCI that we work with local entities to ensure the research we collect benefits the host country. ReefCI also sends data to various international scientific entities.
Certified Divers And Those Seeking Open Water Certification (Adults and Children Welcome) – $1330 – Pricing Includes: all diving, diving equipment (excluding wetsuits, booties, masks and snorkels), island transfers, all meals, accommodation and training for conservation work and participation in our programs. $995 for each additional week.
Guests Who Are Non-Divers For The Entire Stay (Adults and Children Welcome) – $1025 – Pricing Includes: island transfers, all meals, accommodation and training for conservation work and participation.
We leave for the island on Monday morning and return on Friday. So, you will need to arrive and depart Belize during the weekend.
Most of our guests arrive in Belize on the Sunday and leave the following Saturday, depending upon what else they may wish to do in Belize or how many weeks they are staying with us.
Fly into Belize Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport – airport code: BZE
Transfers from Belize City to Placencia by a short hopper flight take 30-45 minutes and cost around $230-240 USD per person round trip.
Transfers from Belize City to Placencia by bus take around 4 hours and cost around $150 USD per person round trip.