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?
Help us to protect nesting sea turtles from poachers and conduct novel photo ID research allowing us to assess the population of turtles using the Perhentian’s - males, females and juvenile.
Earn your PADI diving certificate when you discover Mexico’s Mesoamerican coral reef and its abundant wildlife.
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.
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.
Join an award-winning project and become part of an active research team. Gain PADI qualifications whilst living on your own private island in the Caribbean.
On this project in the stunning setting of Beqa Island, Fiji, you will be snorkelling to locate and map the extensive coral reefs and study the various communities living on them.
Patrol the glorious sandy beaches of Costa Rica as you wait for turtles to come to shore and lay their eggs. Help protect hundreds of baby turtles as they scramble to the sea post hatching.
Get up close and personal with dolphins on a paradise island setting in Western Australia, how good is that?!
Combine a law internship in Arusha, the safari capital of Tanzania, with conservation and community projects on the stunning Indian Ocean Coast. Finished off with a trip to Zanzibar Island.
Dive in the incredible waters of the Perhentian islands and help assist in important marine conservation.