First exciting week at our marine conservation program
Our longterm Volunteer Daniel tells us about his first experiences at Pez Maya.
After a brief introduction in Playa Del Carmen on Saturday morning we were whisked away south to our beautiful Pez Maya base where we were greeted by very welcoming GVI staff members, all with the most beautiful golden suntans I’ve ever seen.
Days for everyone have been very full on with health and safety lectures, fish and coral study, and general information about the area and conservation. Safe to say we’re not having a problem filling the time during the day!
All volunteers have gelled very well very quickly, some staying up way passed midnight and I’m sure with fun weekends planned in the coming weeks we’re all going to have some great memories to take back home with us. Whether open water divers learning the ropes or advanced PADI divers brushing up on their skills we’re all at different stages but progressing well. In a remote tropical climate there are challenges to overcome, but when you get through the initial stage we all find our groove with our daily duties.
With some inclement weather over the first week some dives have had to be aborted but there has still managed to be a dolphin, green turtle and even a seahorse sighting, which diving instructor Eugene was especially stoked about!
As always with GVI everything’s planned down to the last detail. Safe to say we’re all in good hands and spirits. So if you are an adventurous person wanting a chance to have a feel for what conservation is like first hand on the ground and have a chance to pick up a heap of new skills in a remote paradise this project could be for you.
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