Scuba, Marine, Forest Conservation

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Scuba, Marine, Forest Conservation

from £1,950
Duration: from 4 weeks to 10 weeks
Countries: Madagascar
Head to the islands of Madagascar to help with marine and forest conservation (includes scuba training) with sailing to remote island communities and teaching English.
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Scuba, Marine, Forest Conservation

An adventure for the intrepid.  Head way off the beaten track and travel to the islands of Madagascar to help with marine and forest conservation (includes scuba training to advanced level) and teaching english, before sailing off on a 50 ft catamaran to visit remote islands and their communities.

A 10 week itinerary looks like this:

Scuba Training and Marine Conservation: weeks 1- 4

For the first couple of weeks you’ll scuba train up to advanced level, diving 5 days a week, before participating in the marine conservation.  This is run in conjunction with the Oceanographic Research Institute of Madagascar, who have tasked us to assess the growth of the reef system in the Lokobe Nature Reserve.

Forest Conservation: weeks 5 + 6

Next up is venturing into the forest covering Nosy Komba island.  The forest is home to families of the black, hawk's sportive and mouse lemurs who are becoming increasingly rare. Here you’ll study and monitor their diversity and identify changes in their population and habitat.

Sailing: weeks 7 + 8

Hop on board a 50ft catamaran and set sail for two weeks to visit many of Madagascar’s remote islands to help with our outreach program which involves teaching English and community building.

Teaching: weeks 9 + 10

Venture out to the local schools on Nosy Be and Nosy Komba islands to teach both kids and adults conversational English.

Time out includes hanging out on tropical islands, swimming with the elusive turtle, travelling over to the mainland and making a wish by the “sacred tree”.


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