Location
  • Belize
    • Belize City
Length
2 to 8 weeks

Program Details

Compensation
Unpaid
Timeframe
Summer
Housing
Hotel
Language
English
Age Min.
18
Qualifications
  • A keen interest in the marine environment
  • Ability to swim and snorkel confidently
  • Background in marine biology or environmental science advantageous

Pricing

Starting Price
1400
Price Details
The price for the 11-day program includes a dorm-style accommodation with the opportunity to upgrade to a private cabana, three meals a day, drinking water, wifi, boat transfer to and from the island from Belize International Airport, welcome cocktail, TCMS t-shirt, snorkel excursions on the boat, night snorkels, and all snorkel gear hire.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Meals Transportation Wifi
What's Included (Extra)

TCMS t-shirt, welcome cocktail, drinking water, lectures, safe lionfish spearing practices

What's Not Included
Airfare Domestic Airfare SIM cards Travel Insurance Visa
What's Not Included (Extra)

Visa extensions if staying more than 30 days in Belize, extension program on Tobacco Caye (up to 6 weeks extra), scuba diving, alcohol and food outside of mealtimes, upgrading to a private cabana on Tobacco Caye

Apr 13, 2021
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About Program

Spend 11 days on a tiny tropical island on the Belize Barrier Reef! Tobacco Caye is an easy 30 minute boat ride from the mainland and has great access to unique biomes such as coral reefs, mangroves and sea grass beds. Spend your internship snorkelling on the Belize Barrier Reef and participate in our research projects spearing the invasive lionfish and monitoring plastic pollution in our surrounding ocean. Enhance your knowledge of marine ecology, fish identification and analyse chemical water samples from around the island. Share your passion for the marine environment with others on the program and make connections with likeminded individuals.

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Program Highlights

  • Enhance your knowledge of Caribbean reef fish, common reef residents and coral identification through lectures in our classroom and snorkeling excursions
  • Gain field experience by participating in the station's four research projects and advance your data collection and monitoring skills
  • Explore the wonders of the Belize Barrier Reef through organised snorkel excursions with the station and it is possible to dive with the island's dive shop
  • Experience life on a tiny island on the Belize Barrier Reef, sampling authentic Belizean dishes, spending time in a hammock and watching the sun set over the Caribbean sea
  • Meet likeminded individuals who share a passion for the ocean and environment

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