As a volunteer or intern on our base in Puerto Morelos, you could join a range of marine conservation projects and PADI scuba-diving courses, all based around the vital Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System. Expect postcard beaches and laid-back living – not bad!
If you’re looking to enter the world of scuba- diving or wanting to gain some diving experience to add to your PADI stripes, then this is the perfect location for you. In Puerto Morelos our programs focus on coral reef restoration and vital sea turtle conservation efforts. The local reef is an essential feeding and breeding site for a vast variety of aquatic life. Our local research efforts help to create environmental awareness and promote the longer-term sustainability of this important resource. While diving, keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and sharks, as well as the notorious lionfish.
When you volunteer or intern with GVI in Mexico, you’re in for a truly unique experience set against the backdrop of the Yucatan Peninsula. Puerto Morelos is part of the 120-kilometre tourist corridor, located between Cancun and Tulum. It has a diversity of ecosystems ranging from the low evergreen jungle, the low swamp jungle, the savannah, the flooded palmar, the coastal dunes, the mangroves, the cenotes, the beaches, the marine grass and the coral reef. The reef of Puerto Morelos is part of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, considered the second largest reef barrier in the world and home to thousands of species of flora and fauna.