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Marine Conservation organizations in North America, South America, Central America and the Caribbean

MCEC Innoceana

Marine Conservation and Education Center

Plaza Maleku 8153-30 60501 Ojochal, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

Region Active

Central America

Non-profit NGO


Marine conservation awareness and education, Marine research, Conservation volunteering, Dive training


Based in Ojochal, Costa Rica, the MCEC is a Marine Conservation and Education Center founded by the non-profit organization Innoceana. Their mission is ‘to rewild the ocean with innovation and education’. The center offers marine focused marine conservation expeditions for divers, by helping the MCEC team carry out hands-on research and conservation projects, all while enjoying and exploring the marine hotspots of the Osa Peninsula. Single-day experiences, multi-day expeditions, internship opportunities, dive training, and more, including beach clean-ups.

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