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Address: 41 Front Street, Punta Gorda, Belize
Phone Number: 00 501 629 4266
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Description: ReefCI offer all inclusive Monday-Friday Marine Conservation SCUBA...
ReefCI offer all inclusive Monday-Friday Marine Conservation SCUBA packages on a beautiful Coral Caye in the Caribbean. World class diving, plentiful home cooked food and fun friendly people await you. Learn to dive or further your dive qualifications and help monitor the reef, commercial fish species and capture the invasive lionfish!! Whale shark season is March - June so visit around the full moon and you may also get to swim with these majestic creatures!!!
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An excellent experience

After spending 4 weeks at ReefCI learning all about reef conservation and marine biology, I cannot speak highly enough of this program. I really enjoyed the opportunity to learn... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

After spending 4 weeks at ReefCI learning all about reef conservation and marine biology, I cannot speak highly enough of this program. I really enjoyed the opportunity to learn and give back. Polly's team are very generous in the sharing of their knowledge/skills both about marine conservation and local information. Combine this with fresh tasty food, like minded people and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Treat yourself to a well earned break on Tom Owens paradise island. Here you can relax, recuperate and find yourself new friends while diving in exclusive marine reserve. Polly runs a very professional dive centre with well maintained dive equipment. The dive instructors are very competent and knowledgable. The food is excellent and fresh. I would highly recommend enjoying some... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

What a fun vacation!. We spent 2 weeks at Tom Owens Caye followed by by a couple dives at a more typical tourist destination. Having never been to Belize before we spent a lot of time trying to figure out where the best place to stay would be. I would say Reef CI might be a good choice for you... More 

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Austin, Texas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I just spent five days on Tom Owens Caye with my husband and two teenaged sons and we couldn't have asked for a better variety of experiences. With three to four dives per day we were very active, but we still had lots of down time to rest in the hammocks and enjoy the gorgeous ocean. Plus, we helped with... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is my fourth visit to Reef Conservation International - ReefCI. The experiences that I've had here are consistently fantastic. In all ways and aspects of the week spent with the staff. Learning about reef conservation is important. Diving with the staff to help in their weekly data collections is special. The reef (2nd longest in the world) is the... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I've been actively diving for 30 years and ReefCI is by far the best! Polly and her team adhere to strict safety standards at the same time as ensuring an enjoyable and educational experience. Located on Tom Owens Caye, the dive sites are all within a 5-10 minute boat ride. Between dives, there are educational sessions with staff and a... More 

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San Jose, CA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

ReefCI is a dive and fishing reef conservation organisation. We love being on Tom Owen's Caye as it's so relaxed and laidback, and yet we can feel useful helping with reef conservation. Several people have mentioned the lionfish spearing - this is a HUGE problem in the Caribbean. Lionfish are an invasive species, with no predators, voracious feeders, and rapid... More 

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Brighton, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This was a very unique experience at an incredibly remote location. Stayed here for a week in 2014 with 2 teens. The ride out to the caye was amazing as you are about 90 minutes from the mainland. The island and the facility are beautiful but compact. Our room was very nice and open to the sea. No bugs so... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We spent 2 amazing weeks diving with Reef CI run by Polly Alford, off the very idylic island `tom owen' caye. we spent our time carring out lobster surveys, coral surveys, fish surveys, conch surveys, to contribute towards the conservation work that they are doing. in addition we were spear fiishing for as many lionfish as possible to do our... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

It’s a great location on a small caye approximately 38 miles offshore of Southern Belize. Reef CI provided my dive partner and me a unique opportunity to experience a great diving adventure and to expand our marine conservation knowledge base. Our travel plans included time exploring Punta Gorda before and after our five night (Monday – Friday) stay on Tom... More 

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