Blue Ventures Gap Years

Travelling with Blue Ventures on your Gap Year

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 Belize

Marine Conservation Expedition in Belize


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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2 week Whale and Dolphin Expedition in Timor-Leste

2 week Whale and Dolphin Expedition in Timor-Leste


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 Expedition in Timor-Leste

Marine Conservation Expedition in Timor-Leste


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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Marine Conservation Expedition in Madagascar

Marine Conservation Expedition in Madagascar


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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Lionfish Dive Trip in Belize

Lionfish Dive Trip in Belize


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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