Marine Conservation Gap Year Courses

All across the world marine conservation projects are desperate for volunteers to join them across a wide range of projects. Whether it be working on one of the Lionfish projects or looking after turtles, you will normally get the opportunity to work on your diving skills and some programmes even give you the qualifications! Your will be contributing to valuable scientific research and really making a difference to these fragile marine environments and the local communities that often coexist with them.

If you love the open water then marine conservation should definitely be on the top of your choices when thinking about taking a gap year. You'll get the chance to take part in some ground-breaking conservation research projects, help to conserve maritime environments that are threatened by pollution or overfishing, and work with local communities to protect their way of life, whether that is through fishing or tourism. If you are sitting looking out of the window wondering what it would be like to go to and take part in a marine conservation project, simply have a look at some of the offers we have for you.


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POPULAR MARINE CONSERVATION COURSES


Affordable Overseas Volunteer Programs From £150

Affordable Overseas Volunteer Programs From £150

Africa Asia NorthAmerica SouthAmerica

Plan My Gap Year is an award-winning volunteer travel organisation, working across 17 countries in Africa, Asia & South America. PMGY provide a safe, structured and social experience with opportunities available from 1-36 weeks.
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Marine Conservation Expedition in Timor-Leste

Marine Conservation Expedition in Timor-Leste

Asia

You’ll discover unspoiled paradise beaches and dive and snorkel in the turquoise waters of the world’s most biodiverse oceans. You’ll help collect data vital to the locally led management of vibrant coral reefs while experiencing the culture and the surrounding landscapes of this beautiful cou
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OUR FEATURED GAP YEARS


Wildlife Conservation in Malaysia - turtles, tigers, scuba diving

Wildlife Conservation in Malaysia - turtles, tigers, scuba diving

Asia

We manage several conservation and community projects in Malaysia. Join us in the Perhentian Islands on our coral and diving research project or our turtle project. We have 2 tiger and rainforest conservation projects one in Merapoh and the other at Royal Belum State Park. Contact us now.
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Summer Projects for 16-19 year olds

Summer Projects for 16-19 year olds

Africa Asia Europe SouthAmerica

Our Short-term Special Projects for 16-19 year olds offer teenagers the chance to volunteer and make a difference during their summer holidays! Projects Abroad has a wide range of projects from our Care & Panda Project in China to Conservation Projects in Peru.
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Affordable Overseas Volunteer Programs From £150

Affordable Overseas Volunteer Programs From £150

Africa Asia NorthAmerica SouthAmerica

Plan My Gap Year is an award-winning volunteer travel organisation, working across 17 countries in Africa, Asia & South America. PMGY provide a safe, structured and social experience with opportunities available from 1-36 weeks.
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ALL GAP TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES


Volunteer in Africa

Volunteer in Africa

Specialising in ethical and sustainable volunteer abroad projects, Kaya Responsible Travel have a wide breadth of choice when it comes to projects in Africa. With dozens of projects in 11 countries, discover the incredible scenery and varied wildlife of Africa while making a positive impact!
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Marine Conservation in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Marine Conservation in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Travel to exciting locations, work on community-led marine conservation initiatives and even become diver certified. Monitor manta rays and whale sharks off the coast of Africa, assist coral reef conservation efforts in Borneo, or help save the turtles, to name just a few options!
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Affordable Wildlife Volunteer Abroad Programs From £180

Affordable Wildlife Volunteer Abroad Programs From £180

Africa Asia NorthAmerica SouthAmerica

PMGY offer some of the most amazing wildlife conservation volunteer projects in gorgeous, exotic locations abroad from 1-week to 6-months.
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Volunteer with sea turtles in Costa Rica

Volunteer with sea turtles in Costa Rica

SouthAmerica

Participating in beach patrols in this idyllic location, you may find a nesting turtle in the sand. Caring for the baby turtles is a vital job, ensuring that they reach the ocean. Engaging with the local community, you can also teach children the benefits of conservation.
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Marine Conservation Expedition in Timor-Leste

Marine Conservation Expedition in Timor-Leste

Asia

You’ll discover unspoiled paradise beaches and dive and snorkel in the turquoise waters of the world’s most biodiverse oceans. You’ll help collect data vital to the locally led management of vibrant coral reefs while experiencing the culture and the surrounding landscapes of this beautiful cou
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Conservation Projects Abroad

Conservation Projects Abroad

Africa Asia Australasia SouthAmerica

Volunteer on a Conservation & Environment placement with Projects Abroad and help to conserve some of the world’s most beautiful and fragile ecosystems. You may find yourself diving on our Shark Conservation project in Fiji, working in the heart of the Amazon rainforest or working with sea turtles
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In-Person and Virtual Internships in Africa, Asia and Latin America

In-Person and Virtual Internships in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Work on community-led initiatives in conservation, community development, education, healthcare, or the arts - virtually and/or in-person. Immerse yourself in new cultures either way, gaining international work experience and networking with professionals in your field - whilst making a difference!
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Marine Conservation Expedition in Madagascar

Marine Conservation Expedition in Madagascar

Africa

Volunteer with Blue Ventures in our remote research and expedition camp in Madagascar and assist our international team of marine biologists, field scientists and sociologists surveying one of the most spectacular ecosystems of the Indian Ocean. Learn to SCUBA dive and collect vital research data.
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Marine Conservation Expeditions

Marine Conservation Expeditions

SouthAmerica

Blue Ventures Blue Ventures offers marine conservation expeditions to Madagascar. Join us and learn to dive, identify fish and corals and contribute to our marine research, reports and publications.
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Travel Off the Beaten Path in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Travel Off the Beaten Path in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Combine travel with volunteering in exciting, remote destinations throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America. We have projects in a wide variety of subjects (coach sports; track elephants for research; etc.) in locations that could take you to the jungles of Peru or the mountains of Nepal, and more!
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Affordable Teaching Volunteer Programs From £150

Affordable Teaching Volunteer Programs From £150

Africa Asia NorthAmerica SouthAmerica

PMGY offer some of the most amazing teaching volunteer projects in gorgeous, exotic locations abroad from 1-week to 6-months.
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Marine Conservation Expedition in Belize

Marine Conservation Expedition in Belize

NorthAmerica SouthAmerica

Discover the largest barrier reef in the western hemisphere by volunteering with Blue Ventures at our remote, palm-dotted dive camp. Help us collect critical marine inventory data together with our science and dive professionals in a UNESCO World Heritage listed Marine Reserve and National Park.
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Affordable Under 18 Volunteer Abroad Programs From £180

Affordable Under 18 Volunteer Abroad Programs From £180

Africa Asia NorthAmerica SouthAmerica

PMGY offer some of the most amazing Under 18 volunteer projects in gorgeous, exotic locations abroad from 1-week to 6-months.
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Learn Spanish in Latin America

Learn Spanish in Latin America

Immerse in the language and culture of another country, learn Spanish from experienced teachers and locals, dive into the deep, ancient history of the region, volunteer if you wish to, and enjoy the natural wonders that the landscape has to offer! We also have an online option available!
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Dolphin Conservation in Zanzibar

Dolphin Conservation in Zanzibar

Africa

Help us protect Zanzibar's wild dolphin population by researching the impact that tourism is having on these amazing animals. You will get up-close encounters while learning how to swim ethically with dolphins, all the while contributing to marine conservation on this stunning tropical island.
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Volunteer in Asia-Pacific

Volunteer in Asia-Pacific

With a wide range of volunteer projects in Asia (and ten years in the business) get in touch with Kaya Responsible Travel today and start organising a life changing trip! Already got travel plans? Add in some volunteering time and make a positive impact while you explore!
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Conservation Gap Year

Conservation Gap Year

Africa Asia Australasia Europe NorthAmerica SouthAmerica

Make a genuine difference with Oyster's many links to charities and organisations from around the world. Volunteer with exotic wildlife and help with environmental conservation by choosing from a variety of beautiful and exotic locations. Volunteer from as little as one week to up to 12 months.
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Volunteer in Latin America

Volunteer in Latin America

Travel off the beaten path and work on community-led initiatives in conservation, community development, education, healthcare, or the arts. Immerse yourself in new cultures and the Spanish language, hike mountains, explore ruins, tunnel through jungles - and make a difference!
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Scuba Diving, Research and Marine Conservation

Scuba Diving, Research and Marine Conservation

Africa

Join a world-class research team in one of Africa’s most beautiful coastal locations. Southern Mozambique is one of the best diving locations in the world, home to large populations of whale sharks, manta rays and turtles, and is an important refuge for threatened marine species like the dugong.
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Lionfish Dive Trip in Belize

Lionfish Dive Trip in Belize

NorthAmerica SouthAmerica

Join a National Geographic Tour of a Lifetime at our beautiful dive camp in the Bacalar Chico Marine Reserve in order to improve your dive skills, learn about the marine environment, survey and hunt and dissect invasive lionfish, and contribute to valuable marine research.
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2 week Whale and Dolphin Expedition in Timor-Leste

2 week Whale and Dolphin Expedition in Timor-Leste

Asia

On this exclusive adventure you’ll discover unspoiled beaches and dive (or snorkel) on the world's most biodiverse coral reefs. You’ll participate in cetacean surveys, spotting whales and dolphins as well as experience the immersive culture and the stunning landscapes of this beautiful country.
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Marine Conservation Expeditions

Marine Conservation Expeditions

Africa Asia SouthAmerica

Blue Ventures offers award-winning marine conservation expeditions to Madagascar, Belize and Timor-Leste. Join us and learn to dive on stunning reefs, identify fish and corals and contribute to our vital marine research, working alongside our team of experienced marine scientists.
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