Marine and Coral Reef Conservation - Group Bookings and School and College programs

2 to 12 weeks
18 - 100 years
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About This Program

For groups, college and university field courses; join the Caribbean Reef Buddy team on the beautiful island of Carriacou, near Grenada in the West Indies.

We can offer the full range of dive qualifications as well as active involvement and training in a variety of different conservation programs, ranging from containment of invasive species, reef monitoring and coral nurseries. This program is aimed at schools and colleges looking for field courses or even a group of friends or work colleagues looking for a real Caribbean adventure.

Gain academic accreditation, as our Directors can work directly with your academic staff and faculty to ensure your participation contributes towards your ongoing studies.

Dive and study on an island paradise, back drop for the famous Pirates of the Caribbean.

For individual volunteer programs please visit our page 'Marine Conservation Volunteering & Scuba Diving in Caribbean'.


  • Full and active involvement in a range of ongoing marine and coral reef conservation projects.
  • Training and qualifications in the latest reef survey techniques.
  • Flexible accommodation options.
  • Design your own diving and conservation program to meet your professional and academic needs.
  • Optional professional dive training upto PADI Divemaster and Instructor.

We offer tailored program all year round.

Simply get in touch, tell us a bit about yourself and your interests and aspirations and let our team build a program for you. All we ask is that you bring a positive 'can do' attitude to this beautiful island and in return we will promise an unforgettable experience.

Two dives per day, dive training courses, excursions, trips plus classes with resident biologists; your timetable will be busy and above! At the end of a busy and rewarding day there is always chance to relax with a rum punch and enjoy the spectacular sunset.

Qualifications offered:
- PADI Open Water to Instructor courses.
- Lionfish containment specialist training.
- Coral nursery specialist and coral restoration dives.
- Reef Check Eco diver and survey dives.
- practitioner.
- Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment (AGRRA) practitioner.
- Coral Watch specialist and coral surveys.

Trips and excursions:
- Beach BBQ on the beautiful Sandy Island.
- Day trip to Tobago Cays, setting of the Pirates of the Caribbean film, snorkel with Hawksbill turtles and enjoy an island adventure.
- Kayak tour of Mangrove swamps.
- High North Nature Park hike.

$2324 Example 3 week program content:
- 3 weeks hotel accommodation including breakfast and evening meals.
- Reef Check Eco-Diver training, survey training in fish, coral and substrate protocols and data collection dives.
- Lionfish containment specialty training, followed by lionfish hunt dives and catch analysis.
- Coral nursery and coral regeneration specialty training, coral nursery maintenance dives and coral out planting.
- Tobago Cays excursion.
- Sandy Island BBQ.
- High North Nature Park ramble.

What's Included
Some Meals
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All dive training, dive equipment and specialist equipment is provided

What's Not Included
Domestic Airfare
Some Meals
Travel Insurance
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Medical and dive insurance

Volunteer packages include half board accommodation in shared room at a family run hotel located in the heart of Hillsborough within walking distance of the beach, shops, and dive center. All rooms have WiFi, kitchenette, en-suite bathrooms, and fans

Breakfast is provided every morning and typically includes cereals, toast, eggs, bacon, fresh juices, tea, and coffee. Once you return from diving activities later in the day, expect delicious homemade dishes such as lasagne, burgers, and traditional meals from the West Indies. Please include any special dietary requirements in your application. Lunch is not included



3 Weeks
$2324 USD


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Maurice Bishop International Airport
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Grenada is an island in the Caribbean that is well known for its spices. It was renamed many times in its early days; however, was eventually named Grenada because of its greenery that emulated Andalusia so well. Since then, the name has had different renderings depending on the control of the island between France and Great Britain. The tumultuous control of Grenada can be seen in many things; namely, their trades and names of cities. The infrastructure since the mid 1980's has vastly improved and has largely been peaceful.

Hosted by Caribbean Reef Buddy

Caribbean Reef Buddy is a non-government organization (NGO) based on the island of Carriacou, near Grenada, in the Caribbean West Indies. Our ongoing projects include coral reef monitoring, lionfish containment and coral regeneration, as well as...
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Yes, I recommend this program

Fantastic learning adventure

Our Canadian college partnered with Caribbean Reef Buddy (CRB) to run a marine conservation field course. The Caribbean experience was unlike anything I have done before. The setting is quaint with a variety of excellent food choices and moderate shopping convenience. The staff are incredibly supportive. Local residents are friendly. The scenery and recreational opportunities are fantastic. Everyone on this trip experienced hands-on learning and made lifelong memories.
Caribbean Reef Buddy staff went out of their way to provide flexible instructional supports to different skill and ability levels of our participants. CRB was also very constructive in providing or suggesting additional social/recreational opportunities in the Island of Carriacou.

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Yes, I recommend this program

Quite literally a life-changing experience!

The Divemaster course that CRB offer is undeniably an extraordinary experience. From gaining multiple PADI qualifications to helping take care of the delicate ecosystem myself, it was a truly unique and rewarding experience. As well as being under the water, there are plenty of other activities offered above it. We climbed the highest peak on the island, had a beach BBQ on Sandy Island, traveled north to Tobago Cays (where we found Baby Blacktip Reef Sharks!), and more. The Divemaster course is spread out over a very manageable 3 weeks, so there is room to change plans around if need be, and the tuition received from all of the team at CRB has made me a far far better diver. Inevitably, the island got under my skin and it didn’t take long for me to extend my stay to 3 months. Carriacou - a true tropical paradise, is free of chainstores, huge supermarkets or any urbanisation. The locals (known as Kayak’s) encourage a safe and friendly atmosphere, making your stay more relaxing and even more enjoyable.


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