Costa Rica’s territory may be small, but our maritime zone is a vast, magnificent, fragile underwater paradise. These fascinating programs are an open door to enjoy, learn, raise awareness, get involved, be part! Our commitment to nature is a perennial challenge, thus, we strive to work with the best local organizations and specialists in the field and promote Citizen Science, the chance for people to help informal research and contribute to the scientific community of Costa Rica, where the data collected by volunteers is as useful as if it were taken by a scientist. Preservation of Coral Reefs The expedition is led by Raising Coral Foundation- A Human-Coral Symbiosis. This organization works to restore coral reefs in Costa Rica using coral propagation techniques. The inspiration of this group of passionate biologists and professionals is based on the idea that “restoring reefs naturally brings people into a symbiotic partnership with ocean life” 1,000 Corals for Costa Rica – Be part of the first major project to restore the Pacific reefs of Central America and support a high biodiversity of marine life. Day 1: Start your day surrounded by the sounds of the Get familiarized with the lab and enjoy a thorough Introductory Conference about the work at hand. Day 2: Arrive at nurseries where “growing” survivor corals take Afterwards, take a dive to help outplant them in deep water. Estimated time: 4-5 hours. Day 3: Diving exploration of deep-water nurseries and data Estimated time: 4-5 hours. Day 4: Diving exploration of more advanced corals in other zones of the gulf and data Estimated time: 4-5 hours. Shark Mission Expedition led by Misión Tiburon. An organization conformed by young professionals committed to marine life and shark conservation. The leaders of this organization are marine biologists who have worked for several years in educational projects and marine research, especially with sharks, rays, and turtles. During these years, they have acquired the experience and the knowledge to lead new marine conservation projects. Counting Sharks and Rays at the Papagayo Gulf, Guanacaste Expedition 4 days diving and getting involved in counting and /or tagging sharks and rays, learning about these amazing creatures. Day 1: Take a delicious deep in tropical waters guided by a team of professionals while doing two dives at Papagayo Gulf counting shark and Estimated time: 8:00- 12:00 Day 2: Enjoy your day counting and /or tagging sharks and Two dives at Papagayo Gulf. Estimated time: 8:00- 12:00 Day 3: Today, explore the colorful waters around Catalina Islands while counting sharks and Estimated time: 8:00- 12:00 Day 4: The Murcielago (Bat) Islands are the scenario of the day for two spectacular dives to find and count sharks and rays. Counting Sharks and Rays at the Golfo Dulce, Puntarenas Expedition 4 days diving and getting involved in counting and /or tagging sharks and rays, learning about these amazing creatures. Day 1: Start your day navigating towards Isla del Caño, with one of the most extensive coral reef formations in the Pacific coast, where you can take two unforgettable dives, counting sharks and Estimated time: 8:00- 14:00 Day 2: Today´s destination is Golfo Dulce, a pristine underwater environment where you will help tag juveniles Estimated time: 8:00- 12:00 Day 3: Two dives in Golfo Dulce to help with the maintenance of receivers, shark tagging Estimated time: 8:00- 12:00 Day 4: The Murcielago (Bat) Islands are the scenario of the day for two spectacular dives to find and count sharks and rays. On the other side of the wave Expedition, Caño Island The ideal location for monitoring reef fish and corals, this fascinating island reunites marine life and ideal visibility. It is rich in biodiversity and coral reefs and attracts magical schools of butterfly fish, sharks, rays and cetaceans. Expedition Led by Keto Foundation This organization is a group of young professionals, biologists, specialized photographers, conservationists, etc., who decided to innovate in the way of how marine conservation is done in Costa Rica, deriving in work focused on conservation activities and sustainable management of coastal marine resources. Their programs include ocean cleaning projects, helping animals when they run aground and monitoring of cetaceans, among others. The 5-day program studies the main marine areas: reefs, open sea and mangrove, and includes both the coastal and pelagic part of the sea. includes conferences about Coral Monitoring, Reef Fish, Pelagic Species and Climate Change, diving and data collection every day.