Sharks, coral reefs, coral nurseries, diving with scientists, and a real Caribbean island vibe… An underwater adventure, where you will be assisting with the monitoring of Providencia´s coral reefs, Colombia´s most pristine coral reefs. A mixture of attractive elements that make the Providencia Reef Check an unforgettable conservation and meaningful diving experience.
Looking to get certified as a Reef Check EcoDiver Trainer? The Reef Checks surveys completed on this expedition will help you qualify for your Reef Check trainer course as well as continue your meaningful diving development as a responsible diver!
As a Reef Check expedition team member you can expect to:
See, experience or learn how we assess the health of a Caribbean coral reef while you enjoy an incredible ecosystem visited by incredible animals such as sharks, rays, turtles, among others.
Monitor coral reefs under the leadership and guidance of experienced coral reef scientists, and assist with updating national and international databases (e.g. INVEMAR, Reef Check) with information on the condition of surveyed coral reefs.
[icon_tick state = “on”] Participate in various cultural and socio-ecological activities such as a visit to Crab Cay, a climb to the peak, walk around Santa Catalina Island, and a visit to Captain Morgan’s head.
Meet more people like you who are committed to improving their diving experience and making of their passion an opportunity to leave a legacy.
“The Reef Check EcoDiver Program”
|¿WHERE DO WE MEET?
|| San Andres Island International Airport.
|¿WHAT DOES THE EXPEDITION COVER?
[icon_tick state=”on”] Reef Check EcoDiver field training and certification if applicable
Supervision by team scientist
Seven SCUBA dives (6 Daytime/1 Nightime)
Half-board meal plan (i.e. breakfast and lunch) in shared accommodation (Due to Hurricane Iota’s damage to the infrastructure of Providencia, accommodation is very basic)
Transfer to/from Providencia Island
Dive equipment for members* of Corales de Paz
|¿WHAT IS NOT COVERED?
Entrance fees to San Andrés Island
Airfare to/from San Andrés Island
Dive equipment for non-members of Corales de Paz
Dive guide gratuity
*To become a member of Corales de Paz visit this link
|¿WHEN DOES IT TAKE PLACE?
|| 17 – 21 March 2022 | 16 – 20 March 2023
|¿WHAT´S THE DURATION?
||4 Nights/5 Days
|¿ONLY FOR SCUBA DIVERS?
||Yes. If you are not yet a certified divers contact us to discuss your options.
|¿WHAT REEF CHECK LEVELS CAN JOIN?
||Certified Reef Check EcoDivers | Discover Reef Check EcoDivers | Reef Check EcoDiver candidates (who have completed and approved the Reef Check EcoDiver online training and will conduct their in-water training and receive their certification).
¿Not an EcoDiver Yet?
If you are not one yet, you can start your training today by signing up for the Reef Check EcoDiver Course and then join as a Reef Check EcoDiver candidate to complete your certification in coral reef monitoring during the expedition. However, you must complete and pass the knowledge component before joining this field program.
Sign up for the Reef Check EcoDiver e-learning program today!