Marine Conservation

Our continents are dwarfed by the vast blue oceans that surround them. Yet despite occupying 70% of the earth’s surface and containing 80% of all life on the planet, no other systems currently face such a rapid decline as our oceans, which we rely on as a critical source of food, minerals, and the oxygen we breathe.

Our Marine Conservation projects focus on restoring damaged marine ecosystems and protecting endangered marine species, as well as undertaking critical research to help shed light on those species and systems we don’t yet fully understand. We also work to provide environmental education to local communities, helping them to implement long-term, impactful approaches to conserving their natural heritage.

So join us in some of the most breath-taking locations around the globe, discover the world of marine conservation or improve your field experience for your marine conservation career, and make a long-term contribution to the health and understanding of our oceans and their inhabitants.

OUR PROJECTS

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Wildlife Conservation
Marine Conservation

Wildlife Expedition in Costa Rica

Latin America - Costa Rica - Jalova
Contribute to the long-term management and conservation of the coastal rainforests of the Tortugero National park in Costa Rica

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

4 - 24 weeks

Price from

£1,460.00

"Surrounded by amazing, rich and diverse rainforest is surreal. Plus, there aren´t many opportunities to meet people from such different walks of life." - Josh Haley (United Kingdom)
Marine Conservation

Marine Conservation Expedition in the Seychelles

Africa - Seychelles - Mahe and Curieuse
Get your PADI Advanced and PADI Coral Reef Research Diver qualification as a member of an expedition working on critical marine conservation projects in the islands of the Seychelles

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

4 - 12 weeks

Price from

£2,050.00

"This experience has made me change my career to what I love and I’m currently now looking for marine research/science work throughout the world." - Lynsey Wheater (UK)
Marine Conservation
Multifocus

Marine Conservation Expedition in Fiji

Australasia - Fiji - Fiji Islands
Gain your PADI Advanced Open Water qualification when you discover Fiji and assist in the creation of a network of marine protected areas conserving the area's coral reefs and mangrove forests

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

4 - 24 weeks

Price from

£2,000.00

"Thank you all for the inspiring and profound impact you had on my person and my career. I feel that this decision is the beginning of something truly extraordinary!" - Clare Curtis (Australia)
Marine Conservation

Marine Conservation and PADI Divemaster Internship in Mexico

Latin America - Mexico - Yucatan
Get your PADI Divemaster qualification and boost your career when you join a scuba diving and marine conservation internship in Mexico’s picturesque Yucatan peninsula

Program Type

Internship

Duration

24 weeks

Price from

£5,095.00

"In one day I was lucky enough to see two nurse sharks, two porcupine fish, moray eels, four rays including eagle rays, turtles, manatees and an abundance of other fish species and healthy corals, not at all unusual for a day’s diving in Xcalac!" - Clare James (United Kingdom)
Marine Conservation

Marine Conservation Expedition in Mexico

Latin America - Mexico - Yucatan
Earn your PADI diving certificate when you contribute to marine conservation projects in Mexico’s Mesoamerican coral reef

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

4 - 24 weeks

Price from

£1,795.00

"People here seem very alive, every hour full with activity and learning, often proactive and always positive. It is a good place to be." - Doug Coughran (USA)
Wildlife Conservation
Marine Conservation

Thailand Coastal Marine Expedition

Asia - Thailand - Phang Nga
Gain a well-rounded insight into Thailand’s environment and communities by assisting hands-on with climate and conservation issues which the region faces

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

2 - 24 weeks

Price from

£1,045.00

"You are completely immersed in the culture and you experience the real Thailand, as opposed to experiencing the tourist side of things." - Hannah McMurray (United Kingdom)
Animal Care
Marine Conservation

Sea Turtle Conservation in Costa Rica

Latin America - Costa Rica - Jalova
Travel to Costa Rica's Tortuguero National Park and assist with the monitoring of endangered and critically endangered sea turtles

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

2 - 12 weeks

Price from

£1,050.00

"I loved having the opportunity to work with such creatures as majestic and mysterious as marine turtles." - Rhiannon Harrington (United Kingdom)
Marine Conservation

Marine Conservation and PADI Divemaster Internship in the Indian Ocean

Africa - Asia - Thailand - Mahe and Curieuse - Phang Nga - Seychelles
Get your PADI Divemaster qualification and boost your scuba or marine conservation career when you join a scuba diving and marine conservation internship in the endless turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.

Program Type

Internship

Duration

24 weeks

Price from

£5,750.00

"Training was good and I was confident in what I was doing when I started monitoring" - Tate Reid (United Kingdom)
Marine Conservation

Marine Conservation and PADI Divemaster Internship in the Seychelles

Africa - Seychelles - Mahe and Curieuse
Boost your professional diving or marine conservation career when you join an internship in the stunning Seychelles and get your PADI Divemaster qualification

Program Type

Internship

Duration

24 weeks

Price from

£6,000.00

"Would I recommend it? I most certainly would, even if all you are after is a break from the monotonous 9-5 office job." - Philip Summerton (United Kingdom)
Marine Conservation

Volunteer with Dolphins in Kenya

Africa - Kenya - Shimoni
Visit Kenya's beautiful Shimoni Archipelago and assist with valuable dolphin research in the stunning Kisite-Mpunguti marine protected area

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

2 - 12 weeks

Price from

£1,125.00

"The staff were EXCELLENT. I was totally impressed by their enthusiasm, commitment and levels of knowledge." - Zoe Muller (United Kingdom)
Wildlife Conservation
Marine Conservation
Teaching
Multifocus

Community and Conservation Expedition in Kenya

Africa - Kenya - Shimoni
Assist on a range of projects and make a real contribution to wildlife studies and capacity building, while experiencing the best of Kenya’s dynamic landscapes

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

4 - 24 weeks

Price from

£1,605.00

"So...my point is "asante sana" to you and GVI, for the wicked experience, the fun and the inspiration. Hope to see you again one day!" - Emily Belton (Denmark)
Animal Care
Marine Conservation

Volunteer with Turtles in Greece

Europe - Greece - Mavrovouni
Discover historic Greece and contribute to the conservation and protection of endangered loggerhead turtles

Program Type

Volunteering

Duration

2 - 12 weeks

Price from

£995.00

"The one thing that will stay with me is the work with the hatchlings." - William Hughes (United Kingdom)
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