Dolphin, Turtle, Shark and Ray Research in Mozambique

Durations: 2 - 12 weeks
Fieldwork hours35 hrs of fieldwork per week
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The project
Prepare for an extraordinary adventure with our dolphin, turtle and dugong conservation program in the breathtaking Bazaruto Archipelago. On this marine conservation volunteer program you’ll dive into the warm waters around Benguela Island and play a part in conserving Mozambique’s oldest marine protected area.   The program On our dolphin, turtle and dugong conservation program you’ll learn about oceanography and get hands-on with marine conservation. You’ll be doing everything from monitoring marine debris to mapping wi...
What's included

Project work

Learn about oceanography and contribute to marine conservation through marine debris monitoring, wildlife mapping, species ID and lab work.


Comfortable shared accommodation with bunk beds, shared bathrooms, a laundry service and limited Wi-Fi.


Enjoy three delicious and nutritious meals per day prepared by our in-house cooks using fresh local produce.

Airport transfer

You will be picked up from Vilankulo Airport (VNX) and transferred by boat to Benguerra Island.

Basic pre-departure support

Includes an Essential Info Pack and answering any questions you might have.

Basic in-country support

Receive info packs with local resources, clinic details. In emergencies, consult packs; contact Program Manager if needed.

24/7 mental health support

Receive support services provided by licensed professionals.

Diving gear

While we do provide dive gear and equipment, we recommend bringing your own if possible for added comfort.

Multiple dives each week

A minimum of two dives per week. The frequency of dives depends on weather and the nature of the work taking place during the season.

Park entrance fees

National park fees are included in your program.
What's not included

Flights and airport taxes, medical and travel insurance, visa costs, police or background check, additional drinks and gratuities, extra local excursions, personal items and toiletries, food and accommodation outside the research station, and diving training and certification (available at an additional cost).

Your accommodation

Accommodation is provided in shared dorm-style rooms featuring single and double bunks, along with shared bathroom facilities. Amenities include a kitchen with an in-house cook, TV, limited Wi-Fi, an activities centre, a workshop and an equipped laboratory.


Participants can unwind in our communal areas furnished with sofas. Outside, our beach-front braai (BBQ) area provides breathtaking views of the park and Flamingo Bay, ideal for relaxing with snacks and drinks after a day of adventure.

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