Marine Internship Mexico Highlights

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Your Internship

During your first 12 weeks you'll live and work with our local partners to undertake extensive marine research, whilst improving your dive skills. The skills and knowledge you develop will then be put into practice whilst you work as part of a team to compile crucial research on coral reef and fish species.

Each week you will have a one-to-one with your mentor, allowing you to measure your progress in preparation for your unpaid placement. Your work placements will be based at a local dive centre on the Mexican Caribbean coast.  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 programme, developing your dive skills and advancing your knowledge of the marine ecosystem - interns can expect to carry out 1- 2 dives / snorkels per day weather permitting.
  • 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.

Scuba Diving Requirements

As you will spend the majority of your time on this internship scuba diving you need to be qualified to at least PADI Open Water, or equivalent before you begin your internship. If you are in need of this qualification we can set you up on a course in country before your programme start date. 

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Priory House, 6 Wrights Lane
London, W8 6TA
Phone: 033 3999 7516


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