Diving for Teenagers in Mexico

Scuba Diving & Marine Conservation for Teenagers in Baja California, Mexico

Learn to dive, battle climate change and help protect critical ocean resources with other teenagers in Baja, Mexico

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  • Help protect critical coastal resources along the Gulf of California.
  • Work alongside dedicated professional conservationists and a group of volunteers your own age.
  • Get a globally recognised scuba diving qualification included in the price and complete underwater surveys and research dives. No previous diving experience needed!
  • Live in a beautiful guesthouse with other teenagers equally passionate about saving the environment.



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Minimale Aufenthaltslänge: 

Zwei Wochen



Is Diving & Marine Conservation in Mexico for teenagers right for me?

This project is perfect if you are looking to do something different during your holidays. It’s also great if you’re interested in pursuing a career in conservation, or just love the outdoors.

We specifically designed this project for teenagers aged 15-18, and we have a set itinerary in place and extra staff support available.

You’ll spend your short volunteering trip with passionate conservation staff, who actively protect and help the local environment everyday! The best part? You get to tap into their knowledge and experience, using it to learn more about conservation initiatives in Mexico.

You don’t need experience for this project. A willingness to help, learn and explore is all we ask of you! Within a week, you’ll receive your scuba diving qualification, so you can dive and help with underwater work. Our diving instructors will be with you throughout the training and during each dive.

So why not travel to a beautiful part of the world this year, make new friends, learn to dive and help protect our oceans?

A group of volunteers take a trip by boat in Mexico

Here is a breakdown of the work you will do:

Learn to dive and gain a certified scuba diving qualification

You’ll start this project by learning to scuba dive! You get a scuba diving course included in the price, and training from our qualified instructors. You’ll learn underwater sign language, correct breathing techniques, how to clear your mask and the importance of equalizing pressure. Once these skills are mastered, your conservation work begins!

Take part in underwater snorkel and dive surveys with professionals

You’ll take part in underwater activities along the coast surrounding the city of La Paz and the Espiritu Santo Island. During these survey expeditions, you’ll record valuable information about the indicator species you see. Indicator species give scientists a vital look into the health of the ecosystem and food chain, so they can determine if and where this chain is breaking down.

You’ll take part in snorkel dives until you finish your dive training. This means you can still take part in the conservation work during your first week while you’re getting to grips with the diving.

Collect scientific data, and observe and monitor marine species 

A critical part of this project is collecting scientific data. This data is used to support studies done by local universities. The methodology varies from project to project, for example, how you identify fish underwater may be significantly different to how you observe and monitor coastal birds on land. You’ll be exposed to multiple scientific methods, which will greatly expand your research skills.

Explore the surrounding region on a weekend trip

All our High School Special projects involve a weekend trip included in the price. You’ll travel together with your fellow teenagers and our local staff.  This will give you the chance to explore an incredible part of the world, and take a well-earned break at the midway point of your trip.

We also organise evening activities to make sure that you get to know all of your fellow volunteers.  It’s a great way to unwind after a hard day of snorkeling and diving!

Where in Mexico will I be based?

You’ll be based in La Paz, in Baja California Sur, a state in northwest Mexico. You’ll also work in surrounding areas such as Isla Espirtu Santo and Bahía de la Paz while doing internationally relevant research and conservation work.

As its name implies, this town is also referred to as the City of Peace and is known for its beautiful calm beaches and artistic style. There are plenty of outdoor adventure opportunities and stunning beaches to discover.

Flughafentransfer, Flüge und Visa

Nach deiner Ankunft an dem betreffenden Flughafen wirst du von Projects Abroad Mitarbeiter/innen abgeholt. Du findest genauere Informationen zu den Ankunftsflughäfen, der Orientierungsveranstaltung, und Visabestimmungen auf unserer Seite mit Informationen zur Ankunft in Mexiko

What is the goal of Marine Conservation work in Mexico?

The main goal of this project is to protect the threatened natural resources of Baja California. We also aim to counteract the encroachment of human expansion and its effects on the surrounding environment. 

In Baja California, there are several urgent issues affecting the environment, namely:

  • Pollution
  • Overfishing
  • Environmental changes due to global warming (like harmful algae blooms)

The work you do - such as collecting valuable data on marine populations - contributes directly to mitigating the impact of these problems. We also share the data we collect with local universities, to support studies and research efforts.

Management pläne

Wir setzen die Ziele und Absichten unserer Projekte in Dokumenten fest, die sich Management Plans nennen. Wir nutzen diese, um deine Arbeit ordentlich zu planen. Die Dokumente helfen uns auch dabei, unsere

Leistung und Wirkung jedes Jahr zu evaluieren. Letztendlich helfen uns die Management Plans dabei, unsere Projekte immer besser zu organisieren. Dadurch kannst du einen Beitrag zu Arbeit leisten, die wirklich einen Unterschied macht, da wo es gebraucht wird. Lies mehr über unsere Management Plans.

Das Ausmaß unserer Wirkung

Jedes Jahr setzen sich tausende von Schüler/innen und Praktikant/innen aktiv ein, um positive Veränderungen in der Welt zu schaffen. Während ihrer Zeit im Ausland tragen sie zum Erreichen von langfristigen Zielen bei, und haben eine langfristige, positive Wirkung auf die Gemeinden, in denen sie arbeiten.

Wir stellen jährlich einen High School Specials Impact Report zusammen, der einige der Errungenschaften dokumentiert. Erfahre mehr über die Wirkung dieser Projekte, und lies dir den neuesten Report durch. 

Food and Accommodation

You'll share accommodation with other Projects Abroad High School Special volunteers during your stay in Mexico. This is a great way to get to know your fellow volunteers, make new friends, and share experiences.

On our High School Specials, we will always try to have you share a room with at least one volunteer of the same sex and approximate age. 

Your room will be modest, but comfortable, clean, and safe. Your programme fees include three meals a day.

Find out more about our accommodation.

Sicherheit und unterstützung durch unsere mitarbeiter/innen

Deine Sicherheit ist unser wichtigstes Anliegen. Wir wenden viele Vorgehensweisen und Systeme an, um sicherzustellen, dass du die nötige Unterstützung bekommst und deine Reise unbesorgt genießen kannst. Unsere Projects Abroad Mitarbeiter/innen stehen dir rund um die Uhr zur Verfügung, und sorgen dafür, dass du dich in deiner Unterkunft und in deinem Projekt gut einlebst. Falls du irgendwelche Probleme haben solltest, helfen sie dir jederzeit. 

Erfahre mehr über Sicherheit und Unterstützung. 

Wenn du dich anmeldest, zahlst du nur 295€, was dann vom Gesamtpreis abgezogen wird. Flexible Zahlungsmethoden und fundraising-Ratschläge erhältlich.

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