Conservation work

Make a difference with your diving

Here at Oceans Unlimited we understand how important it is to be ambassadors for the underwater world. With all of our programs and trips and well as our day to day shop activities, we try to be as ECO aware as possible.

One of our main priorities is working alongside a local non-profit here in Quepos called Marine Conservation Costa Rica Through them we assist with their coral restoration program ,  as well as education and outreach programs throughout the area.

In 2023 we became one of the first PADI ECO diver centers. In order to qualify for this we had to fulfil certain criteria which included;

Participation in the PADI AWARE Adopt the Blue program

Be an active Green Fins Member

Demonstrate an exemplary level of environmental performance, through the above programs

We take our marine conservation work very seriously and are striving to make a difference here in Costa Rica.  Achieving this goal was a wonderful recognition for us.

Soft corals in Manuel Antonio

As part of this initiative and through our partnership with Marine Conservation Costa Rica, we run a number of different programs and workshops throughout the dive center.

With our professional-level dive training, we offer a ECO Divemaster course where budding dive professionals learn how to participate in dive surveys and assist on the restoration project.

For recreational level divers we offer a number of different courses and workshops including coral restoration, marine research, nudibranch awareness and octopus ecology. If your are interested in joining us on one of the programs, check out the options here.

Marine Conservation

1 Week Coral Discovery program

Join us for a whole week on our Coral Discovery Expedition. Take part in our PADI Coral Restoration Specialty Certification before heading out onto the reef and putting your theory into practice. The week includes dives onto the nursery, helping to maintain it as well as taking information on the progress of the coral growth. During your week you will also take part in additional unique marine conservation distinctive certifications, learning more about coral reefs and their inhabitants.

Pre-requisites for the Coral Discovery Expedition
1. PADI Advanced Open Water Certification
2.Minimum 20 logged dives 

What is included
1. PADI Coral Restoration Specialty Certification
2. 1 additional marine conservation specialty
3. At least 8 dives
4. All equipment* and materials
5. Donation to MCCR

Price: $1149

*Includes rental of BCD, regulator, weights and tanks.
You will need to have your own mask, snorkel, fins and dive watch/computer.

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marine conservation survey

2 Week Marine Conservation Explorer

Come join us for a 2 week marine conservation program working alongside our MCCR team. Learn about our coral restoration project and take an active role in maintaining them as well as gathering important data on their health. Also take part in additional training and research during your time, learning about all aspects of our coral reefs. Complete surveys on the reef and gather essential data for the project.

Pre-requisites for the Marine Conservation Explorer

  1. PADI Advanced Open Water certification
  2. Minimum 20 logged dives 

What is included

  1. PADI Coral Restoration Specialty Certification
  2. 2 additional marine conservation specialties 
  3. Minimum 16 dives 
  4. All equipment* and materials
  5. Donation to MCCR 

Price: $1899

*Includes rental of BCD, regulator, weights and tanks, all certification and training and diving.

You will need to have your own, mask, snorkel, fins, dive watch/computer and underwater slate and safety signaling device. 

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Marine Conservation

1 Month Marine Conservation Internship

Dedicate a whole month working with our Marine Conservation Team here in Costa Rica. Take part in the coral restoration project, as well as other marine conservation programs. Learn about local species, contribute to surveys and databasesand give back with your scuba diving.  You will learn about all aspects of our coral reefs and the life that they support.

Pre-requisites for the Marine Conservation Internship

  1. PADI Advanced Open Water certification
  2. Minimum 20 logged dives 

What is included

  1. PADI Coral Restoration Specialty Certification
  2. 4 additional marine conservation specialties 
  3. Minimum 32 dives 
  4. All equipment* and materials
  5. Donation to MCCR 

Price: $2899

*Includes rental of BCD, regulator, weights and tanks, all certification and training and diving.

You will need to have your own, mask, snorkel, fins, dive watch/computer and underwater slate and safety signaling device. 

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Please note, All of our Marine Conservation programs start on the first and third of each month.

If you would like to know more about the coral restoration project check out this video here. You can also get involved by adopting a coral or reef and help expand the efforts to restore the corals in Manuel Antonio.

Find out more about our Conservation Work

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