Sea turtle conservation program

Sea Turtle conservation program

In collaboration with the conservation program Tortuga Municipal and El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, we support activities focused on the preservation and study of populations of sea turtles that nest on Cozumel and inhabit the waters surrounding the island with trained volunteers. Quintana Roo’s beaches are considered prime nesting areas for Loggerhead and Green turtles. Hawksbill turtles also frequent Cozumel reefs during some stages of their development.

Program Activities:

  • Beach tours to capture data of spawning females (size and etc)
  • Location of nests and registration
  • Capture numbers
  • Create a database of females and nests per period
  • Respect the natural development of the offspring
  • Monitoring activities, population
  • Sighting tours in reef areas
  • Log of individuals sighted
  • Image capture and photo identification of individuals

Includes 2 days:

Classroom Sessions and course materials, 2 dives (shore and boat), tanks and weights

Prerequisites:

Minimum age 15 year old, Advanced Open Water Diver certification (recommended), Nitrox Diver certification (recommended)