It’s time to give back to the sea! Help us to restore the coral reefs of Cozumel with a group of local marine biologists. One of Cozumel’s Reef Restoration experts will provide you with a brief introduction to coral reproduction and coral restoration concepts. Part of your class includes an up close look at coral spawning and reproduction at our shore side aquarium along with a hand’s on program that includes assisting in coral fragment planting. Afterwards your guides will take you on a snorkel tour of our coral gardens where you’ll see coral transplanting or coral gathering and identification. You may also participate in beach clean-up activities, depending on the area’s needs.
After your participation in the restoration program you’ll have time to rinse off and relax on the beach. There is a restaurant and bar at the location with great local food and drinks (at guests own expense). Your guides and coral restoration team will be available afterwards for any further questions you may have.
As you foster meaningful relationship with the community, you’ll celebrate marine life and help continue conservation efforts for generations to come. This is a great way to explore a destination, understand and preserve the local ecosystem, while protecting the environment.
Activity would be in partnership with the local non-profit “Cozumel Coral Reef Restoration AC.”. Proceeds of this activity support the Coral Farms program in Cozumel, allowing Cozumel Coral Reef Restoration to continue their efforts to replenish coral reefs, as well as educate and empower others to take care and better our ocean.
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Note: Guests are welcome to stay at our location and enjoy the facilities. Our tour coordinator will organize return transportation when guest is ready. There will be time for the guests to interact with the staff post reef restoration activities. Minimum age to participate is 5 years old. Guests should know how to swim and snorkel. and should consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate. Congestion, cold, ear infection, diabetes, a history of seizures, dizziness or fainting, respiratory problems such as asthma, emphysema, tuberculosis, a history of heart condition, ear infection, a nervous system disorder, any client that has a yes on the medical waiver, will need to bring a signed letter of authorization from a medical doctor to snorkel. Tour includes mask, fins, bcd, Snorkel & snorkel vest. Non-Biodegradable sunscreen is not allowed.
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Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.