Location
  • Belize
    • Caye Caulker
Length
1 to 12 weeks

Program Details

Language
English
Age Min.
18
Age Max
80
Timeframe
Year Round
Housing
Guesthouse Lodge
Groups
Small Group (1-15) Medium Group (16-30)
Travel Type
Family Older Travelers Solo Women

Pricing

Starting Price
500
Price Details
Most of our programs include 2-3 meals per day, accommodations, pre-departure kit, comprehensive travel health insurance, local in-country staff and 24-hour emergency support. Please see the project details on our website for a complete list of what is included.
What's Included
Accommodation Meals
What's Not Included
Airfare Airport Transfers SIM cards Travel Insurance Visa
Mar 14, 2021
Mar 21, 2022
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About Program

For the ultimate marine conservation vacation, look no further! Protect and explore the Belize Barrier Reef from the home-base of a private island. Volunteer tasks include survey dives, removing invasive species, and contributing to a whale shark database.
This project is much more than a paradise location, it is also the leader in invasive species (lionfish) removal in all Belize! Start your adventure with a beginner, advanced, or Specialty PADI diving course.

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Program Highlights

  • Live and volunteer on a private, island paradise off the coast of mainland Belize
  • Assist in various marine preservation tasks in turquoise waters
  • Become PADI Open Water certified or enhance your current dive skills with select PADI Specialty courses
  • Explore mainland Belize on weekends through eco-resort stays or other exciting adventures

Scholarships

GoEco Volunteer Scholarships

To assist prospective volunteers in taking part in one of their programs, GoEco, an eco-tourism company, awards one flight voucher of $1,000 and waived fees for a two-week program, plus travel insurance to successful beneficiaries of their scholarships. To apply, you must be currently enrolled at an educational institution to be eligible for the award.

Value
$1,000 - $3,000

Program Reviews

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Steve
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Belize Mini Private Island Diving & Marine Conservation

You live on a small private island (size of a football field) and dive 3time/day. Great place to learn and get certified or hone in on your skills. You can get your open water or go all the way to master diver.
The diving staff are awesome, very knowledgeable and the focus is to keep you safe and make sure you have a great time. After 2 weeks you will become a pro diver.
We hunt lionfish (invasive) and surveyed for conch and lobster. While diving I have seen turtles, sharks, dolphins, a manatee, and a variety of marine life. I even saw two turtles come up at night to lay eggs.
You spend your rest time play volleyball, paddle boarding, snorkeling, swimming, laying in a hammock, or play card games. There is no internet/wifi which means you spend more time interacting and bonding with others.
The island has it own chef which create delicious and healthy meals. They accommodate to all dietary needs. If you catch enough lionfish they will make ceviche, fish burgers, or fried fish.
Once you stay you don't want to leave.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
Its a small island surrounded by water. One of the few places where you can watch the sunrise and set over the ocean in the same spot. The water is warm for morning sunrise or sunset swims. At night without all the light pollution you see many more stars in the sky, and easily make out the Milky Way light band across the sky.
5 people found this review helpful.
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Diana
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Belize & Scuba

I recently traveled with GoEco to Belize on May 16,2021. I stayed for 2 Weeks and was taught how to scuba dive! I was very nervous as the open water isn’t my first Love but quickly over came my fears with the help of the master divers. If that wasn’t exciting enough we also learned about reef conservation and spear fishing invasive species! Since Lionfish have poisonous spines they took their time teaching us proper filet skills as well. I was honestly surprised and grateful at how well the people on the island took care of us. They would encourage us to practice our skills in open water over and over until we got it right. They fed us great food and we had presentations almost every night on familiarizing ourselves with fish identification and marine life we could expect to see. They take great pride in their job, timely with the dive schedule and more importantly made me feel safe out their on a small island with nothing in sight. It was such a beautiful experience and an adventure I will never forget, as I met so many amazing people with common goals and interest as myself which made it easy to get along! Will definitely join in with GoEco again. A big thanks to the teams who put this together ;) - DIANA C.

What was your funniest moment?
We had an arm wrestle match with the whole group. Guys on guys, woman to woman. Even the chef and staff were included. It was very funny to watch the struggle and I must say the locals won! Very strong crew!
16 people found this review helpful.
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Abigail
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Traveling Alone to Belize as a Young Woman

As a young female traveling to Central America by myself, I was apprehensive about making the trip. However, I have now been here for 2 weeks and have loved every minute. The people are wonderful, the food is delicious, and the dives are beautiful. Monday-Friday when we are on the island, everyone is always happy and I feel completely safe. On the weekends in Placencia, I am never alone because the volunteers hangout. This trip has truly been a once in a lifetime opportunity and I am so grateful to GoEco for suggesting the Belize Private Island Marine Conservation Experience. 11/10! And I would definitely recommend this program to everyone and anyone!

17 people found this review helpful.

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