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Belize Lionfish pre-departure briefing

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Paying your balance

paymentdetails.jpgPayment Details

You can pay your balance via cheque, bank transfer, or securely online via PayPal (please note there is a 3% PayPal charge).

For more information on the different options, please click on the Payment Details link above.  

If you need a PayPal invoice or have any questions at all, please contact the London office.

Getting ready to go

Belize Lionfish Project HandbookPre-departure handbook      

Please read this carefully, it will guide you through the preparation you will need to do before joining us in Belize.

divekit.png Essential and Recommended Dive Kit

We have prepared a Dive Kit List - essential reading if you've never dived before and you're feeling a bit bewildered about what kit to buy. You will need to bring the items marked 'essential'.  We have items marked 'recommended' on site for you but some volunteers may like to invest in these items.


Once you place down a deposit you will be sent an email with some links to forms to upload information that we need from you.  These links are specific to you, so please don't lose them and don't let any other volunteers use them.  If you have any problems filling these in, please contact our London office.

You will need to take copies of various things to site with you.  These are:

  • Your travel insurance certificate (if you decide not to buy the Blue Ventures travel insurance)
  • Your DAN membership card or copy of confirmation email
  • Your diver certification cards (where applicable)
  • A copy of your passport
  • A copy of your medical forms

Other Useful Links

  • Divers Alert Network (DAN)
    We only require a minimum of the lowest membership (it has different names depending on where you live).  More information is provided on the insurance online form you will be sent a link to when you have confirmed your place.
  • DAN Europe: www.daneurope.org
  • DAN US/other: www.dan.org
  • DAN South Africa: www.dansa.org
Travel Insurance

Safety is extremely important when travelling on a Blue Ventures expedition. It is therefore within our booking conditions that you have adequate insurance in place before you travel with us.

We have partnered with Endsleigh to offer you policies which have been specifically designed to meet your requirements whilst you are on your trip with us. More information about this and how to purchase it on the link you would have been sent after you paid your deposit.  The cost is £9 per week. If you would like more information about purchasing this, please contact the London office.

UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)

Blue Ventures support the UK governments 'Know before you go' campaign.  This link gives up to date health and safety tips to travellers.

Please note.  All British Nationals are strongly advised to register with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office prior to departure.  This can be done via the following link:


Marine Science Training Handbook

The handbook provides an important overview to the training you will be given on your expedition. We recommend reading this prior to your expedition as it will prepare you for your training on site and enable you to start work on our underwater survey programmes as soon as possible.



In case of an emergency only, you can contact our field site in Belize by ringing:

  • +44 (0)7909 525 410
A message will be relayed to the camp via satellite telephone.