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?
Live and work with other volunteers to conserve and protect one of the most important loggerhead turtle nesting areas in Greece
Dive in the incredible waters of the Perhentian islands and help assist in important marine conservation.
Get qualified working alongside our marine biologists, helping with conservation through research, education and diving, collecting data on mantas, whales, coral reefs and fisheries!.
Protect and conserve an important loggerhead turtle nesting area in the Mediterranean
Spend your summer volunteering and gaining relevant experience in the African Island paradise. Come and see the crystal clear waters and spectacular wildlife it holds in the underwater world
Play an important role in marine conservation by researching and observing bottlenose dolphins on the stunning northeast coast of the Adriatic sea.
Immerse yourself in an underwater adventure at Mexico’s Baja California Sur, and work towards the conservation of shark species in the area.
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.
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.
This project is ideal for anyone with an interest in these misunderstood animals. Join the Fiji Shark Project, helping to determine the diversity and behaviour of these endangered species.