Marine conservation volunteering

Type of volunteering - marine conservation projects

Become part of the research teams we work with around the world which are contributing to global conservation and monitoring specific species such as whale sharks, turtles and manta rays. Most of the projects involve scuba diving to carry out marine surveys and data collection. If you haven’t dived before you can learn to dive on the projects (PADI / SSI or equivalent) or if you are already a diver it’s a great chance to develop your dive skills!

Caribbean Reef Conservation

Caribbean Reef Conservation

Belize

  • Join an award-winning project and become part of an active research team
  • Learn to dive or develop current skills whilst carrying out surveys and data collection
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Duration: 1 – 12 weeks +

Cost from: £895 / $1145

Marine Conservation

Marine Conservation

South Africa

  • Learn to dive or improve and contribute to whale shark, turtle and manta ray research
  • Join an active research team contributing to global conservation
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Duration: 2 - 10 weeks

Cost from: £1295 / $1660

Marine Conservation

Marine Conservation

Thailand

  • Contribute to the research, protection and restoration of reefs in Koh Tao
  • Open to all dive levels and experience, conservation certificates included
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Duration: 1 – 12 weeks +

Cost from: £795 / $1020

Turtle Conservation

Turtle Conservation

Costa Rica

  • Join an active conservation team monitoring and protecting sea turtle populations
  • Work alongside international and local staff and learn about turtles and conservation whilst living on the stunning Pacific coast
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Duration: 1 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £845 / $1080

Make a difference in marine conservation

  • 20% of the world’s coral reefs have been effectively destroyed and show no immediate prospects of recovery (WWF)

  • “As well as being essential for data collection, volunteers are future conservationists who are being exposed to the wonders of the underwater world and raising awareness on marine conservation.” Marine Conservation project, South Africa

  • “Coral reefs are home to 25% of all marine fish and the scientific community recognizes the need to work with non-scientists in order to help collect important data on these reefs. Volunteers do just that, help us collect the valuable data needed to help us monitor the health of the reef itself and its inhabitants.” Reef Conservation project, Belize

survey

survey

clownfish

clownfish

dive planning

dive planning

turtle

turtle

snorkelling

snorkelling

baby turtle

baby turtle

seahorse

seahorse

turtle and diver

turtle and diver

clam

clam

starfish

starfish

school of fish

school of fish

group on beach

group on beach

We have long term relationships with hand-picked projects that have lasting and positive impact. We are a highly experienced and passionate team, here to support you!

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AWARDS AND ACCREDITATIONS

  • Tourism Concern
  • Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust
  • Right Tourism
  • DOFE
  • theguardian
  • the independent
  • Sunday Times
  • Year Out Group
  • Best Volunteering Organisation
  • Wall Street Journal