Want to make a positive impact to our marine environment, but you’re not a marine biologist? Dreaming of tropical beaches and bringing out your inner mermaid or merman? Well, you’ve come to the right place – let’s go to Mexico! Marine ecosystems are under more...
Gaining your PADI certification is an opportunity to hone your diving skills in adventurous locations. When you train with GVI, becoming a certified diver can also be a great opportunity to help safeguard the oceans. Roughly 70 percent of Earth is underwater. So,...
Tanzania ties together impactful volunteer projects with some of the best adventure opportunities in Africa. There’s a wide range of volunteer opportunities that cover sectors from healthcare to education and environmental protection. Whether you’re seeking to find a...
A legacy of conservation – celebrating 15 years of collaboration with the Seychelles National Parks Authority (SNPA)
When we talk about life, we talk about water. No one can dispute its vital importance to our planet’s ecological balance. While this knowledge provides one out of many reasons why we should protect and respect our oceans, they continuously face threats through plastic...
Seeing a Whaleshark and a Manta Ray underwater – every scuba divers dream! Here in the Seychelles, we are lucky enough to encounter both. Whilst they might be super elusive, AI helps us to understand their movement patterns and population dynamics. Our recent sightings at Conception Island inspired us to write this blog.
Arriving on Caqalai almost 3 months ago, I didn’t really know what to expect. Not being a English native speaker, it was kind of scary because I didn’t know who I was going to meet here and if I could get along with them. I was pleasantly surprised when I found myself...
A coral reef bleaching event was recently confirmed in Seychelles. How are GVI’s research centre and volunteer programs in Mahe helping to monitor the region's corals? In the last 30 years, around half of the world’s corals have died due to factors such as ocean...
The surface of the ocean is a mysterious blue blanket. What lies beneath is hidden from our view. But what is hidden is incredible, and in danger. Underneath the ever-changing surface of the ocean is what’s known as a large, blue desert. But now and then, in shallow...
Volunteering abroad can equip you with a wide range of practical skills, including professional dive qualifications. Take your love for the ocean to the next level with combined dive training and marine volunteering. Certified dive instructors, beautiful beach...
What is a GVI internship? A GVI internship includes: structured, on-the-job, training one-on-one mentorship. a letter of recommendation. ILM certified leadership certificate certificate of completion specific certificates: such as GVI Biological Survey Course, EFR...
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