“The sea, the great unifier, is man’s only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat.”

— Jacques Yves Cousteau, Oceanographer

Expedition Akumal is funded by the Hotel Akumal Caribe and is strictly non-profit, this means that our volunteer divers work for free. If you would like to support us we always need your help. Your donations allow us to continue with our research.

test tubes

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All donations go directly to the costs of research dives to our nursery sites, equipment for installing structures and maintaining the fragments on them.

Donations charged through this website are processed by our U.S. fiscal sponsor, the Yucatan Environmental Foundation (YEF), and thus can be tax deductible in the U.S. You will first receive an order confirmation and then, when your order is processed, a YEF receipt, which you should print out for your tax records. If you would prefer to pay by check rather than by credit card, please make your payment to YEF, include the purpose of your donation, and mail to YEF, c/o Alex Bradley, PO Box 1813, Port Townsend, WA 98368-0219. Please include your email address, so we can save paper and send your tax receipt electronically. Thank you!



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Donate Equipment

Don´t have the cash to donate, but still want to support us? You can also donate materials and equipment that we use everyday. So far many of the instruments we use have been provided in this way, and they really do make a difference!

Don’t leave it wasting away! Your old equipment that doesn’t get used anymore, or needs a repair could make a huge difference to our research divers!

If you would like to help by donating equipment, here are a list of some of the things we need:

Dive equipment

  • Regulators
  • BCD (size XS, S, M)
  • Fins
  • Wetuit
  • Reels
  • slates

Science equipmentHydrometer

  • Test tubes with stoppers
  • Saltwater testing kits
  • Measuring tape (plastic not metal)
  • Quadrats
  • Underwater notepads and pencils

Science office supplies:

  • Marine Biology books,
  • Underwater species identification resources
  • Scientific articles and reports
  • Magazines – anything underwater!
  • Teaching materials
  • General officeware

If you are interested in giving us some kit or materials please contact us.


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