We recommend browsing from our website to ensure the most relevant information Go to site
Continue browsing here
Volunteer and Intern Abroad since 1997
Call us 01727 250 250   Contact Us

Testimonial from Ben Hughes

GVI were so important in helping me choose a career path I love, it’s great that I can now be part of that for other volunteers that come through.

I initially got involved with GVI in 2011 when I came as a volunteer to the Marine Conservation program here in Seychelles. I spent 3 months conducting marine surveys focusing on coral growth in a beautiful marine park on the doorstep of the GVI base, during which time I completed my Advanced Open Water and Coral Reef Research Diver courses as well as an EFR First Aid course. I had a wonderful time and was driven to pursue a career in marine research and conservation. GVI were instrumental in helping me onto a Divemaster Trainee program in the Seychelles following my time on the base. Since then I have worked in the dive industry and become a PADI Scuba Instructor, and after a period of travelling around and honing my skills I am delighted to say I have completed the full circle and am now working as a dive officer with GVI in Seychelles! GVI were so important in helping me choose a career path I love, it’s great that I can now be part of that for other volunteers that come through. I’m very excited as to what the future holds for me on base at Cap Ternay!

- Ben Hughes