Spend your days exploring the underwater world of the Seychelles. Scuba dive with whale sharks and learn about coral reefs, sea turtles, and other marine life as you collect data and contribute towards marine conservation!
Volunteers on this project will work closely with partners on marine conservation projects, providing the local government with information on the coral reefs, behavior and nesting patterns of sea turtles, and the migration patterns of whale sharks, the worlds largest fish.
While participating in this project volunteers will learn how to identify many species of tropical fish and coral, while scuba diving amongst deserted tropical islands. Volunteers will take their PADI Advanced and PADI Coral Reef Research Diver courses and have the opportunity to take many other diving courses, if desired. Volunteers will undergo intensive training on this project to master the ability to perform scuba dives with the purpose of performing scientific research without disturbing the environment and they will be trained in marine education and how to carry out marine surveys.
Participants will be assigned to a study focusing on either fish or coral during your stay on the project.
Volunteer Duties May Include
- Coral reef monitoring
- Weekly surveys of plankton
- Invertebrate fish monitoring
- Weekly scuba dives to record in-water turtle behavior
- Accommodations and food are provided for volunteers during their stay
- All airport transfers are included
- PADI Open-water Advanced Diving Certification and PADI Coral Reef Research Diver Specialty Certification are provided with completion of the program
- Meet locals and like-minded volunteers from around the world on this adventure of a lifetime!
- Minimum age 18 years old
- PADI Open Water Dive Certification
- Good level of fitness
- Ability to work in a group
For more information and to apply visit our Seychelles: Scuba Dive for Research and Conservation page.