Mexican Marine Conservation Expedition in the Caribbean Sea

Program Duration

5-8 Week


Throughout the year


Please visit the website for upcoming start dates.


* PADI Dive Qualifications (Included)
GVI provides an exceptional standard of training in many internationally recognized qualifications. Included in this expedition are PADI Open Water and Advanced Open Water, the GVI PADI Coral Reef Research Diver Distinctive Specialty, and an optional PADI Cavern Diver certification.

* Optional PADI Qualifications (Additional)
There are 2 additional PADI certifications you can choose to participate in, but do note that these require additional payment to the local dive centers: PADI Dive master and Rescue Diving including Emergency First Response Certification.

* 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 with 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.

Intern Types

  • Animal Sciences
  • Environmental Studies
  • Biology(General)
  • Zoology & Wildlife Sciences
  • Marine Science


  • English

Cost in US$:

USD 3,355 for 5 weeks

Program Fees Include:

The Volunteer contribution includes all your food and accommodation plus PADI dive training as outlined above.

Credit Available


Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Animal Welfare
  • Community Organizing
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Consciousness-raising
  • Conservation
  • Environment
  • Global Warming
  • Marine Conservation
  • Natural Resources
  • Research
  • Water
  • Wildlife Surveying

Age Range


This Program is open to

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

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Group living

Typically Participants Work

in Groups of 16-22

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

1-2 weeks

Institution Affiliates:

World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confederation