Help Us Save Our Beautiful Ocean
For All of Us
In Costa Rica, we have one of the highest biodiversities both on the land and in the water.
Our oceans are important to our way of life and protecting them is our duty.
Watch a Message About Us
Welcome to Marine Conservation Costa Rica. We are a non-profit organization based in Quepos – Manuel Antonio, dedicated to working towards a better ocean. We offer Reef Restoration Courses, Coral Internships & Marine Educational Courses.
Restoring Costa Rica’s reefs,
one coral at a time.
Every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you are connected to the sea.
About our non-profit organization
Our flagship project is coral reef restoration in Manuel Antonio. With the establishment of various coral nursery sites throughout the park we are working hard to give our reefs a chance.
Education is key to any conservation effort. By helping people understand why things are happening around and what they can do to make things better, it is our greatest weapon.
As well as our restoration project we are closely monitoring our local, living reefs. This involves a number of surveys around Manuel Antonio looking at reef inhabitants and structure.
Here in Costa Rica we have an 8 month whale season. As part of that we look to train local tourism companies about correct observation procedures and monitor their movement.
We Have the Power to Impact Our Future, and We’re Doing Something About It
If you walk along the beach and look out at our beautiful ocean it can be hard to imagine the amazing diversity that lies below the rippling surface. Our oceans contain an estimated 2.2 million species, many of which are under threat.
By working together with our local community we are striving to make an impact in our oceans here in Costa Rica. We hope that our actions will make a difference in the precious resource that is our ocean.
Turtles are one of the most iconic and majestic encounters that you can have underwater. Scuba diving and seeing one is always a thrill. But like many of our amazing creatures they are under threat. Some scientists estimate that sea turtle populations have decreased...
Adopt a Coral
Restoring our coral reefs to is an ongoing project. For that we need your help!
We have a great “adopt a coral” program which directly benefits our nurseries and helps us grow more coral, resulting in a healthier reef system and ocean.
You can get involved today, even from the surface!
We need your help
Every little bit helps and we need yours. In our mission to help conserve and study our oceans we greatly appreciate any help, big or small that you can give us.
We are extremely excited to announce we have been selected to participate in Coralpalooza™ Digital 2020. It is the WORLD’S first online celebration of coral reefs! And we’ll be there with a virtual booth. Stop by and say hi! Our booth will be featuring a look at our current progress in Costa Rica and exciting upcoming events. You won’t want to miss it! This event is hosted by Coral Restoration Foundation and is FREE for everyone. join us at https://bit.ly/2ZrQ5Kb
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A fun celebration of education and action for kids, details to be confirmed.
UnderWater Clean up
Come join us for an underwater clean up, make a differenace whilst having fun diving with friends.