Marine Conservation Expedition in Seychelles

Company : GVI
Location : Cap Ternay
Duration: 4 weeks to 3 months
Approx Costs: 2500 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

Get your PADI Advanced Open Water and PADI Coral Reef Research Diver qualifications when you join as a member of this expedition team who are working on crucial marine conservation projects in Seychelles.

All marine species research contributes to providing data for the local government on conservation initiatives.

Dive in the crystal waters of the Indian Ocean while contributing to critical marine conservation projects in the pristine islands of the Seychelles. 

Conservation related surveys are aimed at providing data to the local government on coral reef research, fish and inverterbrate surveys. They also aim to assist with the development of an environmental education and awareness program and marine plastics pollution cleanups and surveys. 

The majority of your time on this expedition will be spent in the water scuba dicing and therefore we require you to be qualified to at least PADI Open Water, or equivalent. For non-divers who want to join, we can reccomend a local dive centre that will help you qualify before your program starts. 

 

Project Highlights:

  • Learning how to identify fish, coral and invertebrates in the beautiful Indian Ocean
  • Searching for incredible 'mega-fauna' such as sharks, rays and turtles amongst some of the most beautiful scenery in the world
  • Contribute valuable data towards the protection and further study of reef health

 

Costs / Benefits

Since we opened our doors in 1998, we have spent over 65% of all funds directly on our projects. It is our mission to support field operations in the long term. Rather than abandon programs that recruit fewer volunteers we strategically invest from our fully staffed sites to help maintain our presence across the globe. The remaining 35% that is not directly invested in our programs covers the cost of volunteer recruitment, the operations of our head office.

Cost for the program by duration:
4 weeks £2,695
6 weeks £3,295
8 weeks £3,845
12 weeks £4,995

Requirements

- 18+
- English
- Criminal Background check
- PADI Open Water Certification (or
equivalent)
- Medical History
- Good physical fitness

Booking / Enquiry

GVI Marine Conservation Expedition in Seychelles Reviews

An Amazing Experience

Having never volunteered abroad before I was unsure of what to expect but my whole experience with GVI was excellent. Everything was very clear and well organised from beginning to end.
I spent 6 weeks at the Cap Ternay base. It is situated in a remote but absolutely stunning area of the main island is the Seychelles, Mahe.
The staff were excellent on base. They all very knowledgeable and always available to help out if needed. We learnt a lot from the about the coral reef and local marine life.
The diving was the best part of the program. We were diving usually twice a day, five days a week. During February and March the water was always clear and consistently around 29/30 degrees. There is a lot of diversity in marine life and it was not uncommon to see turtle, rays and sharks on our dives.
During the evenings and weekends we had free time to explore different parts of the main island, travel to other islands or just relax on a local beach. It was always fun to meet the people and eat the local food.
The other volunteers were always so easy to get on with as everyone had a passion for marine conservation and wanted to get stuck into the project. I've continue to talk to a lot of the people I met and have friends all over the world now.
I would recommend GVI to anyone wanting to volunteer abroad for a number of different projects and would definitely suggest their Marine Conservation program in the beautiful Seychelles.

By: Richard Godfrey
Nationality: British
Age: 0

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