ECOMAR's newest volunteer, Matt Haskin, is helping us promote our programs throughout Belize from April through May. After spending his first week in Belize City learning about the programs, Matt visited dive and snorkel operators and resorts in Placencia and shared information on the programs ECOMAR coordinates including:
Adopt A Reef
Adopt A Beach
Matt distributed posters, Coral Watch Volunteer Handbook, underwater slates, ID cards and DVDs the the shops can use to promote the programs to their marine guides and guests.
Many of the dive and snorkel shops displayed the Turtle Watch posters prominently in their dive centers to help educate their guests.
Splash Dive Center took Matt diving at Glover's Reef Atoll where he was able to share the program details with their guests.
On Matt's three dives with Splash at Glover's Atoll he saw two hawskbill sea turtles and conducted surveys for coral bleaching. The results will be presented soon!
Thanks everyone for welcoming Matt and allowing him to share the details on our programs with your staff and guests!