Tanzania Conservation & Diving
The vivid, multi-hued coral reefs support a dazzling array of tropical reef fish and provide rich feeding grounds for turtles, rays and other marine creatures, whilst the deep blue offshore waters support sharks, dolphins and whale sharks, as well as vast shoals of cruising pelagics.
Dive and snorkel to explore this pristine seascape and you'll discover and possibly help to map extensive areas of undamaged coral, find healthy populations of multicoloured fish, see turtles and marine mammals, and learn to recognise a huge diversity of inter-tidal animals from tiny hermit crabs to pastel-hued anemones.
On shore apart from relaxing on the island's perfect, undeveloped beaches, you may have the chance to work in the lush mangrove forests, unique ecosystems which straddle water and land. You'll learn about the activities of the traditional fishermen, as well as discovering and reporting which marine organisms are being sustainably harvested and which are being dangerously depleted.
The work you carry out will be rewarding and exciting, and hugely beneficial to Marine Park's conservation efforts, as well as being amazing fun! At the end of the day you will gain immense satisfaction from knowing that you have helped to save this precious marine wilderness, protecting it for future generations.
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More information about this gap year opportunity...
Call 0333 333 9923 to enquire or book
First Monday of the month.
You can join this project for a minimum of 1 week
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt
UK residential briefing weekend including food, accommodation and training FREE for 10 week+ volunteers (£80 per person for those participating for less that 10 weeks)
Airport pickup in Dar es Salaam and transfer to hostel (extra cost applies ~£13
First night hostel accommodation in Dar es Salaam (extra cost applies) ~£13
Transfer to airport for connecting flight to the island (extra cost applies) ~£13
Airport pick up and reception on Mafia Island
Transfer to Frontier camp
Accommodation in marine camp
Accommodation upgrades available in local lodge (extra cost applies)
Dive training courses available to PADI Dive Master
Project & group diving equipment
FREE use of Frontier project dive equipment, including tanks, BCDs, Regs, weights, compressor
24-hour in-country & international HQ emergency support & back-up
Nearest airport(s): Mafia Island (MFA)
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