Join Isla Marisol Resort Belize in partnership with Trees to Seas, Inc. at idyllic Glover's Reef Marine Reserve for a hands-on workshop in lionfish removal.
Coordinated by University of Hawaii Dive Training Coordinator Liv Wheeler, Marine Ecologist Phillip Dustan, and Isla Marisol Resort Belizerepresentative Zoe Dagan, this trip is sure to be a "bucketlist" adventure complete with gut-busting fits of laughter, fabulous caribbean food, smiles, sunsets, lionfish slaying, and science.
This adventure is ideal for anyone curious to try their hand at spearfishing in an ecologically responsible way. Lionfish are invasive in Belize and lack any natural predators. Unchecked, lionfish populations have exploded and are having significant negative impacts on coral reefs. Lionfish removal helps control the invasion. With us you will learn how to safely collect and handle lionfish!
Snorkeling opportunities for non-divers, SCUBA certification required to dive. Please contact us if you are interested in completing your SCUBA certification during the trip.
DATES & RATES:
We are offering heavily discounted package deals for this trip!
*** a limited number of scholarships are available, contact Zoe at firstname.lastname@example.org for an application ***
7 night package // Fri Dec 16 - Fri Dec 23rd // $2200 per person, double occupancy *
5 night pagkage // Fri Dec 16 - Wed Dec 21 // $1600 per person, double occupancy*
*single travelers interested in rooming with others are welcome to let us know and we will do our best to coordinate shared room assignments.
All packages include:
* 2 daily dives for certified divers or 2 snorkeling trips for non-divers
* SCUBA refresher for certified divers
* 3 daily meals, snacks and fresh juices
* accomodations in a basic (but comfortable!) beachside cabana
* lots of lionfish hunting and some fun science stuff
* roundtrip flight from Belize City to Dangriga
* transportation by boat to and from Dangriga, Belize.
Packages do not include international airfare (though we are available to coordinate cheap airfare!), items purchased at the bar (but you can bring your own!), SCUBA/snorkel gear rental, SCUBA certifications, or government taxes and fees.
Contact either Liv or Zoe for details:
Trees to Seas, Inc. founder Liv Wheeler // email@example.com
Isla Marisol Resort Belize representative Zoe Dagan // firstname.lastname@example.org