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MARINE CONSERVATION AND RESEARCH PROJECTS

We have a varied selection of unusual and exciting Marine Conservation and Research projects around the world. You can cage dive with the Great White Shark in South Africa, Scuba dive on pristine and untouched coral reefs in Malaysia, or monitor Dolphins in Mauritius ... unbelievable.

ou donít need any qualifications, just a love of marine life and nature.

Australia  Bali  China
Malaysia South Africa Sri Lanka
Make a difference ... get involved!


AUSTRALIA

 

Volunteer with Dolphins in Bunbury, Western Australia

Contribute to the well-being of dolphins in an idyllic setting at a non-profit Center committed to dolphin research, education, conservation and tourism. The Center enables people to interact with Bottlenose dolphins in a variety of ways.

There are up to 100 dolphins living in the Bay and groups of them regularly visit the shallow waters in front of the Center. The project runs from 1 October to 31 May every year.


  BALI - INDONESIA

Turtle Conservation and Rehabilitation in Bali in Indonesia

 

Turtle Conservation and Rehabilitation on the Island of Nusa Penida in Bali
You'll work on an island which is a 45 minute speed boat ride from mainland Bali. You'll contribute to collecting vital baseline data and, depending on  season, you may identify turtle species, collect eggs, monitor nests or see hatchlings get safely to sea.

During the day, you'll also teach English at one of the local schools on the island. Few native English speakers have taught English here before, so your experience is guaranteed to be an authentic one!


CHINA

Turtle Conservation, Rescue and Release in China with Travellers Worldwide

 

Turtle Conservation on Hainan Island in China:
Rescue, Rehabilitate, Research, Raise, and Release Ė that's how this project is trying to break the cycle of sea turtle poaching and consumption around Hainan Island.

Get hands-on experience helping in working in rescuing illegally captured sea turtles, rehabilitating injured turtles, raising hatchlings poached from distant islands, and releasing turtles back into their natural habitat.


MALAYSIA
Scuba Diving Project on Pulau Tiga Island  

Scuba Diving and Dive Resort Management Internship in Borneo
Based on the colourful and exotic island of Pulau Tiga, off the coast of Malaysian Borneo.

This Diving project includes learning to dive and assisting with the running of a dive center on the paradise island of Pulau Tiga, the location of TV's "Survivor" Game Show.  Includes Scuba diving courses and learning to teach others, and helping to run the Diving Resort Center.


SOUTH AFRICA
Work with great white sharks in Cape Town, South Africa



WHALE AND DOLPHIN MONITORING IN KNYSNA IN SOUTH AFRICA

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Great White Shark Project near Cape Town
View the Great White Shark in its natural environment, either from a boat or an underwater cage. You'll also see Cape Gannets, Bryde Whales, Cape Fur Seals, Dolphins and Jackass Penguins. You'll receive training in White Shark biology, research, behaviour, conservation, changing attitudes, shark attacks, basic seamanship, underwater filming, still photography and shark tourism.

Weather permitting you'll go to sea frequently, working with the sharks from above and below the water. Much emphasis will be placed on observing behaviour and the interactions of sharks around the boat.

Multi-Marine: Work with Dolphins, Whales and Sharks near Cape Town
This placement is exciting! Work with Sharks, Whales, Penguins, Tourism, Research and Community Development, and you’ll also regularly see Dolphins and lots of Seals.

Youíll be taught by skilled field teams. You'll go out to sea frequently and get involved with observing behaviour and interactions of marine species around the boat.

Whale and Dolphin Monitoring And Research in Knysna in South Africa
Joining this Marine Research programme will expose you to all aspects of this exciting industry, from conservation and research of Whales and Dolphins, to all other aspects of the day-to-day running, including marketing, liaising with clients, crewing and guiding on the boats, doing land-to-sea observations/spotting, assisting with community projects and educating the local children about the sea and lagoon.

SRI LANKA

Help with Turtle Conservation in Ambalagoda
This Project works towards preventing the extinction of sea turtles, a critically endangered species. You will help in the rehabilitation and release back into the sea of turtles that are usually victims of commercial fishing. 

You'll assist in treating injured and sick sea turtles, protecting nests, and rescuing eggs so that they can be hatched without incident in the safety of our hatchery.


1. Great White Sharks in South Africa, Awesome! Conservation and Cage Diving near Cape Town
2. Work with Whales in Exotic Mauritius, also with Dolphins and other Marine life
3. Dolphins, Sharks and More. Varied  and exciting Conservation near Cape Town
4. Scuba Diving Internship on "Survivor" Island on Borneo in exotic Malaysia
5. Down Under with Dolphins, Contribute to the well-being of Dolphins near Perth, Australia