WELCOME TO OUR BOOKING SYSTEM
To book onto a Coral Cay Conservation expedition, please fill in the form below. Deposit payments can either be made by card, cheque or bank transfer. For further details, please contact us.
PADI dive training is included in the expedition price for anyone who is qualified to less than PADI Advanced Open Water level on our Marine Expeditions. Please confirm your PADI dive qualification when selecting your expedition (see below for our PADI dive comparison table).
The minimum age requirement to volunteer on any Coral Cay expedition is 18. However, please note that minors between the age of 16-18 may be eligible to book onto a summer group programme. Parents are advised to read our consent form before booking a summer expedition with us.
This simple enrolment process is split into 2 stages:
Stage 1: Complete the booking form stage 1 and submit. Pay a deposit of £275 by card/phone/bank transfer (you will receive an email with payment details shortly after booking). Please be advised the online booking form is processed manually so please allow time for this.
Stage 2: Additional extras, medical forms and balance of payment due 8 weeks prior to project start date (the password for the secure login area will be sent to you post stage 1).
How long should I join for?
Once trained you will hold a vital role within our four-man survey teams, and will collect the data necessary to create Marine Protected Areas. For this reason, we recommend that dive trainees join us for at least five weeks and qualified divers, four weeks. This is to ensure that you will get the opportunity to experience all aspects of an expedition, but also so that you have the opportunity to put your knowledge and survey skills into practise collecting the data necessary for our work in country.
If you do not have that much time available don't worry, joining us for a shorter time is still a fantastic opportunity for you to improve your diving, learn about the work that we are doing in country, and expand your species ID skills. Similarly, it is a chance for us to share our love of the marine world, and create another conservation advocate.
Please note - if you do not yet know which site or on which start date you wish to join us please get in touch via our contact page instead.
BOOKING FORM - STAGE 1
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N.B. The expedition price includes basic food & accommodation and all essential expedition costs including all required training and staff support. Price excludes flights, visas and travel insurance.
Coral Cay hold pre-departure meetings to prepare you for your expedition experience. We highly recommend attending one whenever possible as they give you chance to meet other volunteers on your expedition, get a full briefing from the CCC staff and get your questions answered face to face. Please see the Events page for further details.
Please ensure that you have all the equipment necessary for your expedition. It is not possible to borrow or rent equipment on any of our sites (unless otherwise specified). Volunteers can find a list of required equipment in their relevant CCC Expedition Guide.
Flights & Travel Details:
Please ensure you book your own flights and travel insurance and make your way to the in-country rendezvous point at the date and time specified in your Project Summary. CCC will arrange travel from the rendezvous point to the expedition site. See your Project Summary for more information or contact CCC if you have any questions.
Your flight will be the biggest environmental impact of the expedition. CCC has teamed up with Rainforest Concern to try and help repair your flight's contribution to global warming. You now have the option to reduce your emissions by the same amount as the flight creates, making your flights 'climate neutral'. The Rainforest Concern Forest Credits system gives instant calculations allowing you to see the cost and emissions in real time. More importantly the money raised goes directly to help Rainforest Concern projects.
Rainforest Concern is a Registered Charity in the UK, established to protect threatened natural habitats and the biodiversity they contain, together with the indigenous people who still depend on them for survival. Should you wish to offset your carbon footprint, please click on this link.