If you’re considering a diving qualification, you might find it helpful to know how long it will take you to get certified. Learn more about the requirements of the different PADI courses. A PADI certification is your licence for adventure. As well as making it...
Experience Thailand’s sublime beaches a little differently. As an intern or volunteer with GVI, you can take a hands-on approach to sea turtle conservation in the coastal area of Phang Nga. Thailand’s beaches aren’t just popular with tourists — they are important...
Original photo: "Bird Island, Seychelles" by seychelles.org is licenced under CC BY 2.0 Landing on Bird Island, I had no idea about the role I would play in trying to save hundreds of endangered, green sea turtle hatchlings. Volunteering took on a whole new meaning...
When thinking about choosing a volunteering trip I weighed up my options before deciding on GVI. Once I had the trip sorted and was planning what I thought I would be doing, I had no idea what would await me. All of my family and friends were asking and I really...
I wanted a new experience, something like I’ve never done before, to take me out of my comfort zone and teach me things I would have never known. I jumped at this opportunity with a very open mind as to what I was going to experience; I could not have picked a better...
After a tsunami in 2004, there were concerns that the mangrove forest within the Curieuse Marine National Park (CMNP), Seychelles, was experiencing a decline in both size and number of species present. To assess these concerns, GVI partnered with the Seychelles...
If you’re planning on taking a gap year before law school, you should know that you can have fun and work toward a career in law at the same time. Choosing to go on a gap year before college gives you a breather from your studies. It also helps you gain skills and...
Are you interested in gap year travel? Why not volunteer while you travel and learn new, worthwhile skills to add to your CV? GVI offers many awe-inspiring gap year programs. These will send you home with amazing memories, and also add many skills to your personal...
Life below water, would you ever say it matters, it changes, it struggles? Last summer, I had the great opportunity to join GVI in a marine conservation volunteering program in the amazing islands of Seychelles. Over one month, I would be introduced to the wide...
Are you interested in learning to scuba dive? Keen to advance your dive experience, while making an impact? Volunteering on specialist marine conservation programs gives you the opportunity to gain scuba diving certifications from the Professional Association of...
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