Whether you need to do original research for your thesis, or are looking to carry out a marine biology project with a group of students, Caribbean Reef Buddy can help you design & deliver your field course or specialist research project, as well as providing all the logistical support you will need.
Caribbean Reef Buddy has access to a 30 ft custom-built dive catamaran capable of taking up to 8 divers in addition to staff on a two tank dive, and a 26 ft Glacier Bay catamaran, which can take up to 6 divers and has a dry storage area. We can also can provide you with full scuba equipment. Our in-house dive professionals and biologists will be happy to help with training and assist with their knowledge of local marine and coral reef ecology.
We can offer flexible schedules to suit your program - contact us today to find out more!
Caribbean Reef Buddy can support your marine ecology project by taking care of arrangements for your stay on the island, providing the facilities & resources for field work and helping with dive training and organising activities.
Accommodation & Food
We have a wealth of contacts for accommodation on the island - from low cost guest houses for a week or fortnight, to cheap apartments for long stays, and camp sites for large groups.
We can make arrangements for food on a half board or full board basis - meals will include a variety of island foods and international cuisine. A vegetarian option is always available on request.
Dive Boats and Dive Guides
At 29.6 ft long and 16 ft wide, MV Bobcat offers a 180 sq ft shaded dive deck and a 150 sq ft sun deck. We can take up to 8 divers on a two tank dive, in addition to two Divemasters, and there is plenty of space for equipment.
MV Jacquito is a 26 ft long Glacier Bay catamaran and is fitted out for up to six divers. A cuddy cabin is available as a dry storage area. Jacquito is powered by two 150HP engines, and is ideal for longer trips.
A range of full scuba equipment in all sizes is available, as well as 8l and 12l aluminium tanks, and fast refills.
We can help with contacts to enquire about and apply for any permits you may require for your research project.