Coral Internships
&
Volunteering

 

Would you like to make a difference in the world through marine conservation?
We have internships, diving and non-diving volunteers programs to fit different budgets and interests. For all programs we recommend that you have a minimum of 2 weeks available to get the most from your experience.

2]]Coral Restoration Internship

Come join us for a 2 week to 1 month internship working alongside our MCCR team. Learn about our coral restoration project and the work that our team does on the reef here in Costa Rica. Learn all about the coral nurseries and take an active role in maintaining them as well as gathering important data on their health. Also take part in additional training and research during your time, learning about all aspects of our coral reefs. 

Pre-requisites for the Coral Internship

  1. PADI Advanced Open Water certification
  2. Minimum 20 logged dives 

What is included

  1. PADI Coral Restoration Specialty Certification
  2. 4 additional marine conservation specialties (2 specialty with 2 week program)
  3. Minimum 32 dives on the 1 month program. 16 dives on the 2 week program.
  4. All equipment and materials
  5. Donation to MCCR 

Price of a 1 month program is $2599 including rental of BCD, regulator, weights and tanks, all certification and training and diving. You will need to have your own, mask, snorkel, fins, dive watch/computer and underwater slate and safety signalling device. Subsequent months have a cost of $1800 a month. 

Diving Volunteer Program

Our diving volunteer program is similar to our coral intership program but less instense! You will start your month with our PADI Coral Restoration Specialty and then help our team with nursery maintence and reef research. As there is less diving, you will also get the chance to be involved with community education projects, or just have some more free time to enjoy the beauty that Costa Rica has to offer!

Pre-requisites for the Diving Volunteer Program

  1. PADI Advanced Open Water certification
  2. Minimum 20 logged dives
    (Dive Certifications and Fun Dives for experience can be booked through our partner dive shop Oceans Unlimited)

What is included

  1. PADI Coral Restoration Specialty Certification
  2. Minimum 20 dives for a 1 month program. 
  3. All equipment and materials
  4. Donation to MCCR 

Price of a 1 month program is $1800 including rental of BCD, regulator, weights and tanks, certification and training and diving. You will need to have your own mask, snorkel, fins, dive watch/computer and underwater slate and safety signalling device. Subsequent months have a cost of $1400 a month. 

Non Diving Volunteer Program

We are not just about scuba diving. Marine conservation is all about our ocean planet and as such we are working on different projects to educate and conserve. If you would like to join us and volunteer on some of our initiatives contact us today.  Projects include communitiy education, local school programs and online education.We ask all volunteers for a donation to the project during their time.  Cost of a non-diving volunteer position is $600 a month which includes a dontaion to the project.