ReefCI

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ReefCI is a marine conservation nonprofit in Belize focused on protecting and preserving the oceans through hands-on conservation programs. Join us, save the reefs!
Feel the thrill of swimming with a whale shark, the excitement of spearing the invasive lionfish, and the satisfaction in helping the marine environment. Reef Conservation International (ReefCI) trips are a unique opportunity to protect the reef ecosystem by directly participating in our ongoing ...

Beschreibung

Feel the thrill of swimming with a whale shark, the excitement of spearing the invasive lionfish, and the satisfaction in helping the marine environment. Reef Conservation International (ReefCI) trips are a unique opportunity to protect the reef ecosystem by directly participating in our ongoing marine conservation projects! Learn to dive or further your dive qualifications; everyone contributes regardless of their experience. World class diving, plentiful home cooked food, and fun friendly people await you.

ReefCI offers a unique one-of-a-kind marine conservation diving experience. We offer an all-inclusive Monday-Friday diving and marine conservation volunteer experience on a small private island surrounded by turquoise coral seas situated on the Belize Barrier Reef. It is a great place for those wanting to enjoy their holiday/vacation in a natural setting, while diving and making a difference through our hands-on marine conservation programs.

Who We Are

As one of the leading nonprofit marine conservation organizations of Belize, Reef Conservation International (ReefCI) has been developing and working on a wide variety of marine conservation projects and sharing our passion for marine conservation and diving with volunteers from around the world for over 12 years. ReefCI expeditions/trips are a unique opportunity to learn about the marine environment and to help protect and conserve this precious resource while having a fun holiday.

What We Do

ReefCI is on the front lines battling to preserve and protect the Belize Barrier Reef. The reef is Belize’s top tourist destination, popular for scuba diving, sport fishing, and snorkeling. It is home to a large diversity of plants and animals, and is one of the most diverse ecosystems of the world. Unfortunately, the Belize Barrier Reef is under threat from poor fisheries management, climate change, plastic pollution, and invasive species. ReefCI currently partners with nonprofits, NGO’s and the Belize Department of Fisheries, working under a research license, to combat these issues.

Where We Work 

ReefCI is located on a beautiful, idyllic remote private island that is part of the Sapodilla Cayes Marine Reserve Park, located in southern Belize. Our island, Tom Owens Caye, is a true ‘castaway’ coral caye island located directly on the Belize Barrier Reef.  The island is about 1½ acres and has a large living area, great views and lots of hammock space. All of our volunteers upon arrival tell us that the photos do not do the island justice! It really is a perfect Caribbean paradise. 

Our History

Since 2004, ReefCI as one of Belize’s leading marine nonprofits, has sustained itself through a volunteer citizen-scientist program, enabling us to help protect the underwater world we love. ReefCI has relied on dedicated conservationists and environmentally conscience volunteers from around the world who have contributed their time and effort to protect the Belize Barrier Reef.  

Our Mission

ReefCI's mission is to protect our oceans through science, action, and advocacy.  We accomplish this through our ongoing conservation programs, education, and marine research. Through our volunteer citizen-scientist programs, we have empowered everyday global citizens to take an active role in directly protecting and conserving the marine environment, while raising needed funds to support vital research studies, educational programs, as well as important conservation programs, including our fight to stop the invasive lionfish.

Our Goals

ReefCI's goals are to be the people’s marine environmental organization for hands-on conservation efforts, advocacy, and environmental protection of the ocean and the millions of species that rely on healthy functioning marine ecosystems. We believe that it is essential to involve the public in our mission. We encourage everyone to become a part of our community of people who care about the future of our planet's oceans.

Who Are We Looking For?

The majority of people who volunteer with ReefCI are passionate about marine conservation, environmental issues, species protection, and coral reefs and want to give something back. Everyone contributes regardless of his or her background and experience.  Not a diver?  No problem, we certify new divers too!  You will be exploring a whole new world and helping to protect it as well.

Why Choose Us?

We are the best at what we do!  ReefCI is the preeminent and award winning marine environmental organization of Belize for hands-on conservation efforts, advocacy, and environmental protection of the ocean and the millions of species that rely on healthy functioning marine ecosystems.  Our ultimate goal is to preserve and manage the Belize Barrier Reef for generations to come by inspiring, educating, and encouraging change via our volunteer citizen-scientists. Our volunteers are the change they wish to see in the world and ReefCI makes that possible.



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Anthony Saner

Gesprochene Sprachen: Englisch, Spanisch
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ReefCI Bewertungen

Sarah Chan rating5,0

2023 at Invasive Species Management

I went to reef ci recently with my husband and our good friend and we had a blast! We loved several different aspects of the experience - the food was amazing, the people were wonderful, the wildlife was exciting, and the island was beautiful. It's definitely not for everyone, though; if you're not ...
Claire Prescott rating5,0

2023 at Invasive Species Management

I spent 4 weeks at Reef CI and it absolutely changed my life. All of the staff members and guests were amazing people and the diving was incredible. The food was so good, and when we weren’t diving there was always games and good conversations going on. The island felt like another home to me and ...
Ethan Chan rating5,0

2023 at Invasive Species Management

My one week at Reef CI was not long enough, it was so nice to unplug and form great friendships with people. Beautiful sunsets/sunrises. They taught us so much about the ocean life in Belize, the reef, and identifying fish in the ocean. The presentations were really informative and the dives really ...
Moroni Alvarez rating5,0

2023 at Invasive Species Management

Absolutely incredible experience. Went for one week, definitely going back and definitely going to do 2 or 3 weeks next time. If you're looking for a volunteer conservation project to do then this is it. Get to stay on a beautiful small island. Super healthy coral and crystal clear warm ...
Allan E. rating5,0

2023 at Invasive Species Management

it was a great experience. Not only did I have a great time, but I also learned alot about Reef ecology at the same time. In addition, knowing that I did a small part in minimizing the adverse effects of Lionfish on the reef with the added appeal being that they also taste good. What is not to like ...
Oscar Bronckaerts rating5,0

2023 at Whale Shark Conservation & Diving

during February 2023 i stayed with reefci on the island, my first day there i was a bit unsure as what to make of it as there was no service and everyone were all strangers to me, however by the time i went to sleep i had already made multiple friends of all ages (me being 17) up to 67 and an other ...

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UN Sustainable Development Goals

  • Life Below Water