Lionfish, dolphin conservation and coral restoration

Project name:

Utila Dive Centre

Project purpose:

Lionfish, dolphin conservation and coral restoration

Project activities:

  • community awareness

  • data collection/analysis

  • scuba diving

  • teaching

Weekly cost (approx USD):



Direct benefits you gain:

  • field research skills

  • gain a qualification and/or credits

  • remote scenic location

Noteworthy conservation points:

Wild Sun Rescue Center


shared house/rooms/cabins

When does the project run?


local shops, electricity, accommodation included

How long can I stay?


Details of the day-to-day life on the project:

  • Gain PADI AWARE and Distinctive Specialty Certifications

  • Gain training in reef monitoring surveys

  • Participate in programs with ECO partners

  • Collect and analyse your own data

  • Attend lectures on important local marine species

  • Take part in underwater and beach clean-ups

Some of the specilaities you can take part in: Caribbean Lionfish Contaiment Diver, Caribbean Dolphin Awareness Specialty, Project AWARE & AWARE Coral Reef Conservation, Coral and Fish ID.

This is a dive resort and is a active hub for tourists and holidaymakers. It is a beautiful location but not so off the beaten track as it used to be.

Reviews & ratings



5 Oct 2021

Great experience

Great experience. I have learned a lot about wild animals and the bush. The kids are super. Thanks to Michele and Ian but also I would like to thanks all the volunteers and local people.


Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage



21 Mar 2020

Very Good Program

My week at Daktari was excellent and the program is very intense in the sense that we all get together with the kids and animals from 7am until 9 pm. It is an excellent choice for a first volunteering program abroad considering and I would definitely like to go back someday


Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

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