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About ReefCI
Feel the thrill of swimming with a whale shark, the excitement of spearing the invasive lionfish, and the satisfaction in helping the marine environment. ReefCI trips are a unique opportunity to protect the reef ecosystem by directly participating in our ongoing marine conservation projects! Learn to dive or further your dive qualifications; everyone contributes regardless of their experience. Help us monitor coral reef, commercial fish species, swim with a majestic whale shark, and capture the invasive lionfish! ReefCI offers a unique one-of-a-kind marine conservation diving experience; an all-inclusive Monday-Friday diving and marine conservation trip on a small private island surrounded by the Caribbean Sea situated on the Belize Barrier Reef. It is a great place for those wanting to enjoy their holiday/vacation in a natural setting, while diving and making a difference through our hands-on marine conservation programs. World class diving, plentiful home cooked food, and fun friendly people await you!
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Placencia, Belize
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are looking for a luxury dive resort with every amenity possible, this place is not for you. If you are interested in getting your hands dirty and actively contributing to marine conservation efforts, Reef CI is for you. They offer a unique, and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank norcalnickc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My trip to Belize volunteering with Reef CI was an experience impossible to put into words - everyone was super nice and welcoming when I arrived at the island, and by the end it felt like we were all a big family! I really enjoyed...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank caitlingaudet
Reviewed December 2, 2018

I traveled from the US to Belize with two other dive friends to participate in a 1 week reef conservation program on the humble island of Tom Owens Caye. We spent the weekend leading up to the program in Placencia, an inviting coastal town that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Anthony-C-10293
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Absolutely incredible experience for many reasons. I would say the 2 biggest takeaways are that (1) this is such an impactful way to learn (or improve on) scuba diving and (2) definitely expect that it's a rustic experience. Diving: I came in with my Open...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank sailaja87
Reviewed November 11, 2018

I really wasn't ready to leave ReefCI it was such an incredible experience. It was so much fun meeting all the other volunteers and the staff were absolute gems as well. Special thanks to Willie who lead our group for the week (note: if you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ben J
Reviewed October 16, 2018

Spent last week with ReefCI on Tom Owens Caye. Had a great time learning about the marine conservation efforts in Belize and spent time scuba diving, spearing lionfish and conducting lobster and queen conch surveys. Met a ton of cool people, both volunteers and the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Serena T
Reviewed September 17, 2018

No regrets in joining this project. Great people, great instructors, great food, great island and most importantly, I left with receiving more than I gave. A home from home.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AlvinPark90
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Just back from a great two week stay on Tom Owen Caye on the Belize coral reef. Great dive leaders Matt and Pete made each dive memorable and we saw turtles and nurse sharks as well as fab reef fish...even a giant goliath grouper on...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank wisteria654
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

My time at ReefCI was phenomenal. The island and the accommodation is very comfortable, the food was always delicious, and the staff and diving instructors made the island feel like home. I got certified as an advanced open water diver during my stay and the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Alicia W
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

The most unforgettable experience of my life! Great staff, great friends, and a great beautiful cause! Would recommend to ANYONE whether you have dove before or not.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Karley F
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February 23, 2018|
Response from Jamie G | Reviewed this property |
I went in August for 2 weeks and spotted 5 Whale Sharks, theres a lot. Id say you got good odds.