If scuba diving every day and rehabilitating marine life sounds like your idea of heaven, why not find out more about marine conservation projects abroad? There are a number of issues that are affecting the preservation of delicate ecosystems and the survival of our marine species. Marine conservation volunteers are needed to help clean up the mess that has been caused by pollution, overfishing, habitat destruction and whaling. Volunteers will work to protect species and habitats and restore their natural living environments.
Some marine conservation volunteers will have the opportunity to earn their PADI diving qualifications and even participate in work placements. On occasion volunteers are encouraged to take part in TEFL courses so that they feel prepared to teach community workshops.
Marine conservation programmes can take volunteers all over the world including places such as Thailand, Mozambique, Bahamas or even the Galapagos Islands! Marine conservation volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. So if you believe that beaches should be pollution-free and that all marine life are entitled to clean homes, then why not add a marine conservation project to your gap year?
This project will give you the perfect opportunity to learn about these creatures and gain experience in conservation as your gap year working with threatened whale and dolphin populations.
Live on the beach and join a world-class research team in Southern Mozambique, one of the best diving locations in the world. Help in the conservation of whale sharks, manta rays and turtles.
Protect and conserve an important loggerhead turtle nesting area in the Mediterranean
Explore the beautiful island of Tenerife and gain valuable experience in conservation whilst working to protect these majestic species in their natural habitat.
Earn your PADI diving certificate when you discover Mexico’s Mesoamerican coral reef and its abundant wildlife.
Venture into the jungle to teach indigenous tribes, conserve marine life and hot foot it across to the Philippines to summit the Bulusan Volcano and help with island reforestation.
Assist in the conservation of Thailand’s natural environment on this all-encompassing expedition.
Live and work with other volunteers to conserve and protect one of the most important loggerhead turtle nesting areas in Greece
Help to preserve one of the most unique and fascinating islands in the world. This is a great programme for those interested in or studying biodiversity and conservation.
Escape to Madagascar – the magical island which is home to some of the world’s most spectacular and least explored dive sites, all the while you can work on a conservation project.