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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



Central America

average rating is 5 out of 5, based on 1 votes, Ratings


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



19 Dec 2021

An amazing project with amazing staff

average rating is 5 out of 5

I work as a travel agent, bringing volunteers to DAKTARI and other projects around the world. After helping a lot of volunteers fulfill their dreams of coming to South Africa, I managed to arrange 2 weeks to spend at the project. What a wonderful time I had starting with the staff who are so friendly and polite, the animals being taken care of as if they were family and the amazing food that was prepared catering to each of the volunteers individual needs. I can only say that if you are looking for an unique and quality experience involving a well thought out educational program and the preservation of native animal species, this is the one for you.


Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage



19 Dec 2021

great experience

average rating is 4 out of 5

i had an enjoyable stay here in DAKTARI. be surrounded by wild animals is a chance and i also loved the teaching part of my stay


Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

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