Marine Conservation Expedition in Madagascar

with Blue Ventures

newspaper Marine Conservation Teaching Expedition
location Africa
start date All year round for 3 - 12 weeks
salary Volunteer project
accommodation includedAccommodation included
food and mealsThree meals a day are prepared by local chefs, with varying vegetables and seafood dependent on what’s available
training providedTraining provided

Blue Ventures is an award-winning marine conservation organisation offering unique expeditions in Madagascar, Belize and Timor-Leste. Our expeditions provide science and PADI dive training to our volunteers so that they can contribute towards our internationally recognised marine research and community work. Our focus on quality and value for money means that we offer some of the best accommodation, food and service in the sector and safety is a top priority when working above and below the water in remote environments. Our high standards have resulted in numerous awards including winning the 'Best Volunteering Organisation' at the Responsible Travel Awards and winning the 'Best Volunteering Organisation' in the British Youth Travel Awards.

Marine Conservation Expedition in Madagascar

gap year project highlights Highlights

Learn to SCUBA dive in crystal clear tropical waters
Live in the remote and picturesque coastal village of Andavadoaka
Undertake marine science training taught by our experienced team of scientists
Learn about Malagasy culture and take part in cooking lessons and language exchange with local staff and community members

typical day What's it like

A typical day on this gap year project

A typical day on a Blue Ventures expedition could involve SCUBA dive training with our instructor Bic, a fascinating lecture or workshop about the diverse marine wildlife volunteers encounter, a traditional Malagasy cooking lesson and much more. Days are busy but volunteers also have plenty of time for fun and relaxation, with opportunities for sailing pirogues, snorkelling or just unwinding in a hammock.

ideal candidate Project Requirements

Who would be a suitable participant?

The minimum age at which volunteers can join is 17 - there are no pre-requisites in terms of qualifications.

our offer Project Benefits

What we can offer you

The volunteer cost includes accommodation in beach front eco-cabins, three meals a day including tea and coffee, dive training to PADI Advanced Open Water level, daily diving, marine science training and use of BCD, regulators, cylinders and weights. It also includes travel to Andavadoaka from Antananarivo, Madagascar's capital, via our exclusive Overland Tour. This is a 3-4 day journey which takes in beautiful national parks and Madagascar's unique wildlife.


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