Volunteer in Akumal

Volunteer with GVI in Akumal, Mexico, most well known for its endless turquoise waters, stunning tropical beaches, and pristine white sand. The Yucatan Peninsula is also home to the 'Ring of Cenotes', which are visible from space. This system of giant sinkholes is a top tourist destination and a unique diving location. So when the sun is shining why not grab your fellow volunteers and take a day trip to visit these 'cenotes'.

By volunteering with us you will be conducting vital marine conservation research from our marine base in Akumal. So if you are looking to enter the world of scuba diving and gain your PADI stripes this is the perfect place for you. While diving, keep your eyes peeled for megafaunas such as dolphins and sharks, and the notorious Lionfish.

The reef is an essential feeding and breeding site for many types of aquatic life. The research done here will help create environmental awareness and promote sustainability of this important resource. These programs also involve aspects of coastal conservation, such as the monitoring of turtle nests, taking part in turtle snorkel surveys and performing beach cleanups to help address plastic pollution.

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