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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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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Make an enquiry with Plan My Gap Year

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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Make an enquiry with Blue Ventures




Volunteer Abroad Programs in Latin America

Volunteer Abroad Programs in Latin America


NorthAmerica SouthAmerica

Maximo Nivel’s volunteer programs in Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Peru provide unique opportunities to live and work in Latin America, while giving back to the global community and immersing yourself in the local culture.
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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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Make an enquiry with Blue Ventures

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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Make an enquiry with Oyster Worldwide

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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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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Make an enquiry with Blue Ventures

Sea Turtle Conservation in Bali

Sea Turtle Conservation in Bali


Asia

Protect endangered sea turtles in stunning Bali! Care for eggs and hatchlings that have been rescued from poachers. Help hatchlings get strong and healthy so they can return to the sea safely. During the hatching season, turtles are released every week!
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Make an enquiry with Go Eco

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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Make an enquiry with Plan My Gap Year

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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Make an enquiry with Blue Ventures

Gap Year Programs in Latin America

Gap Year Programs in Latin America


NorthAmerica SouthAmerica

Gap year programs are transformative. The more life experience you bring to university and to your career the more successful you will be. This is because you are more focused and more aware of what you actually want to do. There are so many great reasons to travel!
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Make an enquiry with Maximo Nivel

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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Make an enquiry with Plan My Gap Year

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.
Get more details & apply
Make an enquiry with Plan My Gap Year

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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Make an enquiry with Oyster Worldwide

Wildlife Conservation Ranch in South Africa

Wildlife Conservation Ranch in South Africa


Africa

Volunteer at a widely-accredited wildlife ranch in South Africa! This ranch is home to over 90 species of endangered animals. Volunteers will get up-close with various animals. Visitors come to the ranch to learn about these animals and how important their conservation
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Make an enquiry with Go Eco

Private Island Marine Conservation in Belize

Private Island Marine Conservation in Belize


SouthAmerica

Conserve the Belize Barrier Reef from the base of a private island! Volunteers will eradicate invasive species, conduct survey dives and collect data on native species. All volunteers will have the opportunity to take a scuba diving beginner, advanced or specialty course.
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Make an enquiry with Go Eco

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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Make an enquiry with Plan My Gap Year

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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Make an enquiry with Blue Ventures