Spring break and travel go hand in hand. For many students, that means spending a week in the sunshine somewhere beautiful. For GVI alternative spring break volunteers, that means spending a week in the sun somewhere beautiful while contributing to impactful projects....
Before I arrive in Pez Maya, I was concerned about the circumstances I had to deal with at base. Six people in a room snoring during the night, sharing bathrooms, no WiFi. Even when we arrived at base we got the safety instructions: • please do not eat any fruits...
I spent my six weeks in the veterinary service project at the Coco's Animal Welfare hospital. There, I volunteered alongside several amazing veterinarians and assistants. Every day the doctors worked quickly on numerous spay and neutering surgeries. It was an amazing...
‘’Divemaster’’ sounds so much cooler than ‘’ (Advanced) Open water scuba diver’’ The first time I took a breath under water was an amazing experience. It was intense yet soothing, and from that moment on I knew that a profession in scuba diving was a path I wanted...
As an intern who specialises in coral here at Pez Maya I have had plenty of time to learn how to recognise and identify the numerous species of such that can be found on the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. The various types of computer and hands-on training that we receive...
The two weeks that I spent in Playa del Carmen with GVI have been absolutely fantastic and one of the best experiences of my life. I had never been to Playa del Carmen so I was not sure what to expect. But I soon discovered that it was a fantastic place to explore....
Hopefully this blog post will detail not only the highlights of my trip to GVI Playa Del Carmen but also the emotional impact the trip has had on me. I travelled down from Seattle with a friend, under the presumption that the house will be mostly filled with groups....
My time here in playa has been unexplainable to say the least. For starters, volunteering for GVI has allowed me to take part in helping out in the local community. I decided to go on this adventure to figure out if I really wanted to be a vet and to experience...
Like most, I wanted to volunteer with children here in Mexico because I have experience in childcare and wanted to do something worthwhile with my gap year. And I love hispanic culture; the language, the food, the music, the general consensus that the hours after...
Diving/ science training at Pez Maya as told by the volunteers here!
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