Internships

 

If you would like to come and work with us on our coral rehabilitation project here in Manuel Antonio we offer three options to choose from.

Coral Restoration certification

Learn all about our coral nursery here in Manuel Antonio with this informative program. First is a 1 day course learning all about coral restoration programs including how they are set up and maintained. A lot of research goes into the viability of these programs and this course delves into the theory behind it. If you choose the 2 day program then you, the diver, will have an exciting tour of the nursery as well.

Coral Discovery Program

Join us for a whole week on our Coral discovery program. Take part in our PADI coral restoration certification before heading out onto the reef and putting your theory into practice. The week includes dives onto the nursery, helping to maintain it as well as taking information on the progress of the coral growth. During your week you will also take part in additional unique marine conservation distinctive certifications so as to learn more about the reef and its inhabitants.

Pre-requisites for the Coral Discovery

  1. PADI Advanced open water certification
  2. Minimum 20 logged dives 

What is included

  1. PADI Coral restoration certification
  2. 1 additional conservation specialty
  3. At least 10 dives
  4. All equipment and materials
  5. Donation to MCCR

Price is $929 per person includine rental of BCD, regulator, weights and tanks. You will need to have your own mask, snorkel, fins and dive watch/computer.

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 certification
  2. 2 additional conservation specialties ( 4 additional with the 1 month program)
  3. At least 16 dives on the 2 week program. 36 dives on the 1 month 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 approximately 4-5 times a week (8-10 dives a week). 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.