Marine Conservation in Seychelles

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Marine Conservation in Seychelles

from £2,050
Duration: from 4 weeks
Countries: Seychelles
Get your PADI Advanced and PADI Coral Reef Research Diver qualification as a member of an expedition working on marine conservation projects in the pristine islands of the Seychelles.
Summary

Marine Conservation in Seychelles

Your participation in marine species research will contribute towards providing data to the local government on various conservation initiatives.

Overview

Travel to the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean as a a member of an expedition and work on critical marine conservation projects amongst the beautiful islands of the Seychelles.

You will contribute towards various conservation-related surveys aimed at providing data to the local government on coral reef research, invertebrate surveys, whale shark migration observations, in-water turtle surveys and turtle nesting research.

Highlights Include

Learning how to identify fish and coral in the Indian Ocean; visiting and diving amongst deserted tropical islands; taking your PADI Advanced and PADI Coral Reef Research Diver courses, taking other extra dive courses at heavily discounted rates with local dive shops, enjoying fun-dives and searching for the incredible ‘mega-fauna’ in the area, such as whale sharks, manta rays, and dolphins; developing the techniques you need to survey coral reefs,exploring different dive sites, visiting breeding areas for the hawksbill and green turtle, and endangered giant tortoises; having an amazing and unique adventure amongst some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.

Scuba Diving Requirements

You will spend the majority of your time on this expedition scuba diving and as such you need to be qualified to at least PADI Open Water, or equivalent.  For non-divers wishing to attend, we can recommend local dive centers that will help you qualify before your intended start date.

Testimonials

“I had a brilliant time, the staff were really friendly and welcoming and I loved all the diving/Coco de Mer surveys and turtle walks. There was so much variety and a lot to learn – I would definitely go back. This experience has made me change my career to what I love and I’m currently now looking for marine research/science work throughout the world. The GVI experience has made me reconsider what I want from life.”

- Lynsey Wheater, (UK)


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Price details:

from £2,050

Phone:

Call 0333 333 9952 to enquire or book

Inclusions

Pre-departure support and discounted services
24-hour emergency phone
Airport pick-up (unless otherwise stated)
Long term experienced staff
Welcome meeting
Location orientation
All necessary project training by experienced staff
All necessary project equipment and materials
24-hour in-country support
Alumni discount - 20% off if booking at the same hub within 3 months, 15% off if booking at a different hub within 3 months and 10% off thereafter
Safe and basic accommodations (usually shared)
Community work workshop
Use of O2 equipment workshop
First Aid & CPR training
Diving compressor training workshop
PADI Advanced Open Water
Coral reef ecology
PADI Coral Reef Research Diver Distinctive Speciality
National Park fees and permits

Not included

Flights
Medical and travel insurance
Visa costs
Personal kit
Additional drinks and gratuities
Extra local excursions
International and domestic airport taxes
PADI Open Water

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Time to meet your new friends for the next five weeks

Time to meet your new friends for the next five weeks

Ellen and becca teaching students from the international school

Ellen and becca teaching students from the international school

Each morning and afternoon turtle walks start from base in search of nests.

Each morning and afternoon turtle walks start from base in search of nests.

Baie ternay

Baie ternay

The office

The office

Take a hike up to one of the view points

Take a hike up to one of the view points

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