Even though summer has only just ended, the cold days of winter will be here before we know it. Don't worry - you can escape to the Caribbean and get involved in a meaningful citizen science dive trip! We still have some openings on two of our upcoming liveaboard trips to the Eastern Caribbean and the British Virgin Islands. We have also released our complete 2019 Field Survey Trips schedule, and we hope you can join us on a trip soon!
Eastern Caribbean Field Survey: Dec. 1-8, 2018 aboard the Caribbean Explorer II with trip leader Janna Nichols, REEF Citizen Science Program Manager. Click here for details.
Looking to take one more dive trip this year before the busy holiday season? This trip will begin in St. Kitts and end in St. Maarten, with planned diving to include a special itinerary around Montserrat and the remote Saba bank – both areas with very little REEF data. The Caribbean Explorer II has 9 two-person staterooms onboard, as well as a large sundeck. Your dives will be done from the vessel, which has a spacious dive deck and easy-to-access dive platform. There are only 3 spaces remaining on this trip, so sign up today!
British Virgin Islands Field Survey: Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2019 aboard the Cuan Law with trip leader Ellie Splain, REEF Education Program Manager. Click here for details.
Originally planned for December 2017, this trip was rescheduled in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria last year. We are looking forward to surveying the BVI and collected much-needed data from this area. Now more than ever, the data that REEF surveyors collect as citizen scientists will help scientists and resource managers assess post-storm impacts and serve as a baseline for recovery. At 105 feet long and 44 feet wide, the Cuan Law is the world’s largest trimaran. There are 10 spacious and air-conditioned two-person cabins onboard, each with a private bathroom. The boat’s top deck has hammocks to relax in after the day’s dives, and when not diving, you can enjoy snorkeling during surface intervals. The boat also has hobie cats, sea kayaks, and paddle boards available for all guests to use, making this a great trip for non-divers as well. The week ends with a fun beach BBQ ashore.
REEF Field Survey Trips include a full schedule of diving and daily seminars about fish identification. You don’t have to be an experienced surveyor to join a trip. We welcome surveyors of all experience levels to join us for these educational and fun dive vacations!
Jan. 6 - 16 -- Maldives -- Carpe Vita Explorer Liveaboard, with Christy Semmens, Ph.D., Waitlist available - click here for trip details
Jan.27 - Feb. 2 -- British Virgin Islands - Special Survey Itinerary -- Cuan Law Liveaboard, with Ellie Splain, Click here for trip details
March 9 - 16 -- Nevis -- Oualie Beach Resort, with Janna Nichols, Click here for trip details
April 24 - May 4 -- Oman -- Oman Aggressor Liveaboard, with Christy Semmens, Ph.D., and Brice Semmens, Ph.D, Waitlist available - click here for trip details
April 27 - May 4 -- Cozumel -- Chili Charters and Safari Inn/Casa Mexicana, with Tracey Griffin, Click here for trip details
June 8 - 14, 2018 -- Port Fidalgo Inlet, Alaska -- Ravencroft Lodge, with Andy Dehart, Click here for trip details
June 22 - 29 -- Roatan -- CoCo View Resort, with Janna Nichols, Click here for trip details
July 13 - 20 -- Baja California, Sea of Cortez -- Rocio del Mar Liveaboard, with Amy Lee, Click here for trip details
July 27 - Aug. 3 -- Bonaire - Boat Diving Trip -- Buddy Dive Resort, with Janna Nichols, Click here for trip details
Aug. 3 - 10 -- Bonaire - Shore Diving Trip -- Buddy Dive Resort, with Janna Nichols, Click here for trip details
Aug. 24 - 31 -- Little Corn Island, Nicaragua -- Dolphin Dive Little Corn & Little Corn Island Beach and Bungalow, with Ellie Splain and Ellie Place, Click here for trip details
Sept. 9 - 19 -- Cayman Brac and Little Cayman -- Cayman Brac Beach Resort & Little Cayman Beach Resort, with Amy Lee, Click here for trip details
Oct. 30 - Nov. 8 -- Solomon Islands -- Uepi Island Resort, with Amy Lee, Click here for trip details
Dec. 7 - 14 -- Cozumel -- Chili Charters and Safari Inn/Casa Mexicana, with Tracey Griffin, Click here for trip details
To find out more or to book your space, contact us at trips@REEF.org or call 305-588-5869. Visit the links above for full trip details.