• Dominican Republic
    • Santo Domingo
3 weeks

Program Details

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Aldeas de Paz works hard to keep the required financial contribution to an absolute minimum and to offer financial transparency by practicing an open book policy. The minimum contribution starts at €180 per week (after the second week) and includes two complete levels of diving qualification from basic to speciality training, Spanish language classes and accommodation at our fully equipped guesthouse apartments, a special program donation as well as a personal welcome service and pick-up at the airport, transfer to the bus, bus fare and free transfer to your placement location.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Equipment Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Domestic Airfare Meals SIM cards Transportation Travel Insurance Visa
Jan 14, 2023
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About Program

Your diving training starts at zero and will lead you through the first level “Open Water Diver” with the PADI diving school and the specialty training "Coral Reef Conservation". If you already are an Open Water Diver (OWD) or equivalent we will credit you a discount of 200 Euro or Advanced Open Water Diver (AOWD) certification! We also offer upgrades for Rescue Diver or Dive Master or a number of specialties. You will gain valuable and life-changing experiences with this exciting diving internship where you will learn to dive while protecting marine flora and fauna. Even if you don't have any diving experience, you will obtain important diving skills, while also gaining an insight and save the marine environment!

Starting dates are the 1. and 3. Monday of every month throughout the whole year!
“Walk away with professional diving certifications and amazing experiences in one of the world's’ most beautiful marine environment!”

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Program Highlights

  • Assist actively with the monitoring, protection and restoration of coral reefs and endemic fishes as well as the control of invasive species
  • Gain all important Diving Certification: Open Water certification and Under Water Ecologist as a speciality training
  • Regular theory and practise classes as well as studies and research on marine conservation related subjects will prepare you for the actual conservation work towards the culmination of your internship
  • Gain Spanish fluency by receiving up to six free Spanish lessons per week

Program Impact

First gain beginners and than Under Water Ecologist speciality diving skills and certifications, than assist with marine based environmental restoration activities, species protection & monitoring activities as well as invasive-species control for the rest of your internship. All seaborne Diving activities depend greatly on weather patterns and sea conditions and often require changes of plans on short notice. This is a great opportunity to contribute in a meaningful way to the protection of the marine environment while at the same time becoming a passionate qualified marine ecology diver. No Spanish language skills are are required.
Starting dates are the 1. and 3. Monday of every month throughout the whole year!

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