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The Program

Each week you will have a one-to-one with your mentor, allowing you to measure your progress in preparation for your work placement. Your work placements will be based at a local dive center on the Mexican Caribbean coast where you will gain professional qualifications, practice leadership scenarios and help dive center staff with the day-to-day running of the dive shop.  At the end of your placement you may be offered paid or unpaid work.

How you can help

• Along with other interns compile crucial research on coral reef and fish species.
• Spend your first 12 weeks undergoing an extensive training program, developing your dive skills and advancing your knowledge of the marine ecosystem - interns can expect to carry out 1- 2 dives / snorkels per day.
• Get involved in other area initiatives including marine debris surveys and removal and environmental education sessions in the local community.

Why your help is needed

With the marine ecosystem under constant threat interns will contribute to the crucial work carried out on the coral reef and fish species in the Yucatan Peninsula. Over time our local partners have amassed one of the largest databases in existence on the condition, health and changes to the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. To continue the preservation of the Sian Ka' an reef system, local fisherman are now trained in diving and monitoring skills.