As we move beyond the critical phases of this past year’s global crisis, we have established our in-person field protocols for the remainder of the 2021 season, and beyond.

We strongly advise that you obtain a COVID-19 vaccination before joining any of our expeditions. This is to protect the local participants and guides, as well as yourselves.

Join MarAlliance’s team of marine biologists, guides and fishers for an unforgettable expedition researching sharks, rays and turtles. Experience the life of a tropical marine field biologist while helping us collect invaluable data that will contribute to the conservation of these vital species.

We will train you so that you can be directly involved in each aspect of our field work from conducting in-water surveys while snorkeling Caribbean reefs, to launching and reviewing the unexpected results of underwater camera traps, to setting longlines to capture, measure and tag sharks and rays. As an expedition volunteer, you will be immersed in the team and contribute directly to the critically-important long-term monitoring of sharks, rays and turtles in key Caribbean sites and Cabo Verde.

2022-2023 Expeditions

Lighthouse Reef Atoll,
Belize

May 9-16 2020*

May 7-14 2022
May 13-20 2023

US$7140* (2022-23)

*Tax deductible in the US. Eligible for employer matching to reduce participant cost.

Isla Mujeres,
Mexico

July 15-18 & 19-22 2020*

July 15-18 2022
July 18-21 2022 (FULL)
July 21-24 2022
July 5-8 & 9-12 2023

US$2900* (2022-23)

*Tax deductible in the US. Eligible for employer matching to reduce participant cost. Single supplement $315. Additional $500 donation per person.

Boavista,
Cabo Verde

Aug 1-8* & 15-22 2020

June 25-July 2 2022*
June 24-July 1 2023*

US$7090* (2022-23)

*Tax deductible in the US. Eligible for employer matching to reduce participant cost. Single supplement $260

Coiba World Heritage Site, Panama (Divers only)

Sep 12-20 2020*

Feb 19-27 & Sep 10-18 2022
Feb 18-26 & Sep 9-17 2023

US$6500* (2022-23)

*Tax deductible in the US. Eligible for employer matching to reduce participant cost.

San Pedro,
Belize

Aug 1-8* & 15-22 2020

Jan 22-29 2022 & Oct 1-8 2022
Jan 21-28 2023, Sep 30-Oct 7 2023*

US$5100* (2022-23)

*Tax deductible in the US. Eligible for employer matching to reduce participant cost. Single supplement $525