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Marine Conservation Expedition in Puerto Morelos, Mexico (28n+) - GVI
28 days

Marine Conservation Expedition in Puerto Morelos, Mexico (28n+)

Start and end in Tulum
Tour Operator:
GVI
Max group size:
24
Age range:
15 to 80
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
37057
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Start and end in Tulum! With the Volunteer/Community tour Marine Conservation Expedition in Puerto Morelos, Mexico (28n+), you have a 28 days tour package taking you through Tulum, Mexico. Marine Conservation Expedition in Puerto Morelos, Mexico (28n+) includes accommodation, meals, transport and more.
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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.2
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.3
  • Transport
    Good
    3.6
  • Accommodation
    Good
    4.0
  • Food
    Good
    4.0
  • 4.5
  • RL
    · September 3rd, 2019
    I absolutely loved this trip, I felt like I made a difference in terms of marine conservation both in and out of the water. We had the amazing experience of working alongside a coral laboratory. There mission is to microfragment coral to then grow and... Show more
    Trip date: January 2019
  • Marine Conservation Expedition in Puerto Morelos, Mexico (28n+) reviewer 2
    · August 28th, 2019
    I definitely recommend this program to anyone who’s up for loads of learning in a fun yet challenging environment.
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    Trip date: January 2019
  • L
    · August 23rd, 2019
    Do it! It's gonna be one of your best decisions in your life!
    Trip date: June 2019
  • C
    · November 16th, 2017
    Pez Maya is the name of GVI marine base located on the heart of Siaan Ka´an Biosphere Reserve, in Quintana Roo, México. As professional biologist, I joined to the project looking for professional experience, diving training, learning about marine... Show more
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    Trip date: May 2015
  • SU
    · October 18th, 2016
    I absolutely loved my time in Mexico volunteering with GVI. Being 17, I thought that it would be very daunting travelling to another area of the world on my own but GVI helped me through this by putting me in contact with someone else who was also... Show more
    Trip date: July 2016

Frequently Asked Questions

    • What are the water conditions year round

      January through to March the water is around 24-26 degrees Celsius –either a 3mm or 5mm full length suit will suffice. April through to June the water is around 27 -28 degrees.
      July though September the water temperature is around 28-30 degrees and most people dive with just a rash vest and shorts though some people will wear a shorty or 3mm full suit. November to December is around 26- 28 degrees a 3mm full length suit is preferred by most.
      Conditions: Water conditions can vary on a daily basis. Some days may be choppy whereas others may be flat calm. The dive sites are close by with a maximum boat journey of 30 minutes and minimum of 10.
      Visibility ranges from 5- 30 meters depending upon the conditions at the time. Dive site depths range from 5 – 30 meters though the majority of dives will take place at 18 meters and under.

    • Are there any PADI requirements for this diving program

      Must be PADI open water qualified or equivalent if joining for 4 weeks.
      A completed PADI Medical form is needed regardless of medical history. Hard copies need to be brought to the field by the volunteer.
      Need to join for 8+ weeks if you want the Rescue Diver or Biological Surveys Add-On (at an additional cost)

    • What are some tips for volunteers travelling out to the field

      There are a lot of mosquitoes and sand flies so bring enough repellent. Deet is recommended.
      Be open minded, things tend to change to adjust to the logistics.
      Diving is weather dependent, if it is windy the boats can't go out.
      There are lots of fictional books on base to read, but you can always add to the collection.
      Bring some vegan recipes / recipe books.
      Welcome to bring ball games, board games, anything fun for group activities when living on a beach.

    • What are the various durations of this program that are available

      This program runs for anything from 4, 8 and12 week durations, depending on the time of year and specific starting date. Please inquire for information regarding this

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    Good to Know

    • Currency
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      Mexican Peso
      Mexico
    • Plugs & Adapters

      As a traveller from England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa you will need an adaptor for types A, B.

      Type A
      Mexico
      Type B
      Mexico
    • Vaccines
      • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      • Typhoid - Recommended for Mexico. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Mexico. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Mexico. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Visa
      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
      • Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before June 17th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after June 17th, 2021, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with GVI. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and GVI will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
      • The following cards are accepted for "GVI" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
    • Accessibility
      Some tours are not suitable for mobility-restricted traveller, however, some operators may be able to accommodate special requests. For any enquiries, you can contact our customer support team, who are ready and waiting to help you.

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