MARINE WILDLIFE CONSERVATION AND RESEARCH PROJECTS
Volunteering Gap Year, Career Break, Grown-up Gappers,
Study Abroad, Cultural Exchange
We have a varied selection of unusual and exciting Marine Conservation and Research
projects around the world. You can cage dive with the Great White Shark in South
Africa, Scuba dive on pristine and untouched coral reefs in Malaysia, or monitor
Dolphins in Mauritius ... unbelievable!
Make a difference ... get involved!
BALI | INDONESIA:
Turtle Conservation and Rehabilitation
on Nusa Penida Island
Work on an island a 45 minute speed boat ride from mainland Bali. You'll contribute
to collecting vital baseline data and, depending on time of the year, you may identify
turtle species, collect eggs, monitor nests or see hatchlings get safely to sea.
During the day, you'll also teach English at one of the local schools on the island.
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Turtle Conservation on Hainan
Island in China
Rescue, Rehabilitate, Research, Raise, and Release – that's how this project is
trying to break the cycle of sea turtle poaching and consumption around Hainan Island.
Get hands-on experience helping in working in rescuing illegally captured sea turtles,
rehabilitating injured turtles, raising hatchlings poached from distant islands,
and releasing turtles back into their natural habitat.
Scuba Diving and Dive
Resort Management Internship in Borneo
Based on the colourful and exotic island of Pulau Tiga, off the coast of Malaysian
Borneo. This Diving project includes learning to dive and assisting with the running
of a dive centre on the paradise island of Pulau Tiga, the location of TV's "Survivor"
Game Show. Includes Scuba diving courses and learning to teach others, and helping
to run the Diving Resort Centre.
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Whale and Dolphin Monitoring
And Research in Knysna
Joining this Marine Research programme will expose you to all aspects of this exciting
industry, from conservation and research of Whales and Dolphins, to all other aspects
of the day-to-day running, including marketing, liaising with clients, crewing and
guiding on the boats, doing land-to-sea observations/spotting, assisting with community
projects and educating the local children about the sea and lagoon.
Great White Shark
Project near Cape Town
View the Great White Shark in its natural environment, either from a boat or an
underwater cage. You'll also see Cape Gannets, Bryde Whales, Cape Fur Seals, Dolphins
and Jackass Penguins. You'll receive training in White Shark biology, research,
behaviour, conservation, changing attitudes, shark attacks, basic seamanship, underwater
filming, still photography and shark tourism.
Weather permitting you'll go to sea frequently, working with the sharks from above
and below the water. Much emphasis will be placed on observing behaviour and the
interactions of sharks around the boat.
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Help with Turtle Conservation
This Project works towards preventing the extinction of sea turtles, a critically
endangered species. You will help in the rehabilitation and release back into the
sea of turtles that are usually victims of commercial fishing.
You'll assist in treating injured and sick sea turtles, protecting nests, and rescuing
eggs so that they can be hatched without incident in the safety of our hatchery.
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