Tobacco Caye Marine Station (TCMS) will work with your group in order to custom build your itinerary whilst at Tobacco Caye. A typical program could look like the following:
- Day 1: Collection via water taxi at Dangriga Stann Creek river mouth
- Island orientation, marine hazards presentation and intro to snorkelling session
- Day 2-4: South Water Caye Marine Reserve snorkel tours, Glovers reef visit (weather permitting), Bird Island visit and Mangrove snorkelling. Night snorkels are a great addition to show students a different perspective of the reef. In classroom lectures are available – please see selection below.
- Day 5: Reef cleaning and getting involved in TCMS projects such as the Coral Watch Project or Lion Fish culling.
- Final day: Breakfast and water taxi back to Dangriga
- Marine hazards – mandatory
- Intro to the marine environment of Belize
- Corals of the Belize Barrier Reef
- Marine ecology of Belize – mangroves, sea grass and coral reefs
- Fisheries, conservation and MPAs
- Climate change and coral reefs
- Fish identification
- Ocean Plastic and Pollution
- Tourism and the marine environment of Belize
- Symbiosis in the marine environment of Belize
Groups whilst snorkelling in the reserve can focus on a variety of different areas from observational findings to conducting research.
TCMS Cost Calculator 2021– Download our Cost Calculator, an Excel Spreadsheet that allows you to calculate costs based on number of nights, number of people and your desired itinerary.
Check out a list of our services for 2021
Station equipment available:
- Core samplers
- Sediment sieves
- Petri dishes
- Underwater slates
- Micron nets
- 3x underwater action cameras
- Water table
- Coral health charts and data slates