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1. Posted by lisay (Budding Member 21 posts) 11y

Wondering if anybody has been on a GVI Expedition? I'm looking into a 10 weeks marine mammal expedition in mexico. Any knowledge of this outfit good or bad?

2. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Pardon my ignorance but what is a GVI expedition?

3. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

It sure looks interesting!
Have you checked the links in the upper right hand corner?
There is a lot there, on that order.
Good Luck!

4. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Thanks for the link CC!! All these things available makes me want to change career paths and start traveling the world. I always wanted to be a wildlife researcher. I can observe animals behaviour for hours and hours and not get tired of doing so at all

5. Posted by lisay (Budding Member 21 posts) 11y

I love scuba diving and am looking to change career paths. This cubicle has to go. I checked out a few other groups that do expeditions and the price is good for the lenght of the trip, 10 weeks @ $5K. I saw others that want $3k for only 2 weeks!!! Anyway it is still a good chunk of change and will cut down the amount of time i be able to travel before heading home.

6. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member 2356 posts) 11y

GVI.. That's Global Volunteers, isn't it?

I heard about them, they are quite reputable. I have been with Greenforce on a terrestrial expedition, which was brilliant, but different to what I expected or rather what the Head office told us.

Is the Padi Openwater cert included in the expedition? And the price is around what you pay for any other expedition of this length.

It's definitely a great experience, especially if it's for ten weeks, gives you a very good insight into this kind of expedition, you learn a lot about flora and fauna of the specific habitats and you get to know loads of great people...

I say, go for it...

7. Posted by lisay (Budding Member 21 posts) 11y

You can get your Padi Open Water on the expedition but I already have that. For an extra fee they offer Divemater and/or Rescue certifications. I think that was $500-700 extra, which I thought was defintely worth it. Then when I was done I'd also have to credentials for work in diving if I wanted.

I think have to do this. Just have to figure out when exactly. Cheers!