REEF’s 2018 Belize Invasive Lionfish Research Trip

Saturday, August 18, 2018 – Saturday, August 25, 2018 (1 week)

Led by Lad Akins, REEF Director of Special Projects and Peter Hughes, REEF Board of Trustees. 18 divers maximum.

Overview: This is an exploratory, research-based trip. The trip will include components of our Fish Survey and Invasive Lionfish trips. REEF volunteers who attend this trip will become actively engaged with a variety of survey methods to support the goals of the project. No prior experience is necessary, only enthusiasm!
Cost: (CEDAM will cover this cost for the scholarship recipient.)  $2,520 per diver based on double occupancy.
Accommodations: Accommodations for this trip are provided by Laru Beya Resort (1 night on Belize mainland) and Pelican Beach Resort (6 nights at South Water Caye.)
Diving: This trip offers 6 days of 2-tank boat dives in the South Water Caye area of Belize, which is a marine reserve. The average water temperature in Belize during the time of the trip is 82-84 degrees Fahrenheit. Tanks, weights and weight belts are included in the trip package.
Price includes: The trip package includes 7 nights of accommodation (1 night in Placencia on Belize mainland, 6 nights at Pelican Beach Resort in South Water Caye), 6 days of 2-tank boat dives, all meals (starting with dinner on Aug. 18 and ending with breakfast on Aug. 25), domestic flight from BZE to Placencia on Aug. 18 and return domestic flight from Dangriga to BZE on Aug. 25, all ground transfers in Belize, boat transfers to and from Pelican Beach Resort, marine park fees, tanks, weights.
Additional fees: (CEDAM will cover some of these costs for the scholarship recipient.) The following costs are not included in the price paid to REEF – International flights to Belize City, optional Nitrox available for additional fee. Gratuities are not included and are at each individual’s discretion. Insurance is not included, however REEF strongly recommends that each participant purchase adquate dive travel insurance to protect you from unforeseen circumstances.
How to Sign Up: (CEDAM has reserved a space for the scholarship recipient.) To find out more about the trip, e-mail REEF at, or call at 305-588-5869.
How to Get There: Participants should arrange to fly into Philip F. Goldson International Airport in Belize City (airport code BZE) arriving on Aug. 18 and departing on Aug. 25. From BZE, domestic flights to Placenia will be arranged through REEF.
International Air: (CEDAM will cover the cost of air transportation up to $1,200 for the scholarship recipient.)
REEF Trip Announcement for Belize 2018:
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