Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Global Vision International (GVI)

Global Vision International (GVI) promotes sustainable development worldwide through responsible volunteering programs. We offer volunteers the chance to participate in projects and expeditions around the world, make a genuine in-country difference,
and contribute to work in the field. Change your world.


Just one example: Mexican Marine Conservation Expedition in the Caribbean Sea

Volunteer on crucial marine life and coral reef research programs and learn to Scuba dive

This unique expedition takes you to learn scuba diving and earn yourself an internationally recognized PADI diving qualification in the Caribbean waters of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Here you can take part in important marine conservation work on the world’s second largest barrier reef with coral reef and fish monitoring, turtle nesting and crocodile surveys, as well as community education and sustainable tourism development on land.

On top of the dive training, expedition members will have the chance to vastly expand their knowledge of this tropical marine environment, learn Spanish and partake in expeditions to the almost innumerable places of interest in this beautiful and historically rich area. This expedition takes place in the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, a stunning area with diverse wildlife both above and below the waves. College credit may be available for those attending this expedition. Consult GVI’s college credit page for helpful tips and advice... (more)

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Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
View of Lake Atitlan and volcano from my apartment balcony in Panajachel. Taken by Catherine Todd June 2008.