Blue Ventures Marine Conservation Expedition in Madagascar

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Program Description

Volunteer as a part of our organization and help to survey an extensive coral reef in the Indian Ocean. This will be invaluable to preserving breathtaking ecosystems in coastal communities.

Volunteers will be a part of diving expeditions around the remote fishing village on the southwest coast of Madagascar called Andavadoaka. Be a part of the marine research and conservation work of Blue Ventures. Volunteers will be a part of environmental education and coral reef surveys.

We invite individuals from retirees to career breakers, and university graduates as well as gap year students. There is a diversity of individuals who are a part of our community that enjoy diving. Support conservation efforts and marine research.

Work within the dynamic coastal culture and coral reefs of Madagascar. Help to build up qualifications and skills as well as underwater research.

We would love to have you as a part of our expedition!

“Challenging, exciting, rewarding… An expedition with Blue Ventures will change your life!”
Nick Hayes, Madagascar Expedition Volunteer

Highlights

- Scuba dive in the stunning Indian Ocean. See migrating humpback whales, endangered marine turtles, spinner dolphins and more than 500 species of tropical fish and corals on the world's third largest coral reef system
- Work alongside international scientists for an award winning marine conservation organisation
- Take an overland expedition through some of the most iconic National Parks in Africa. See Lemurs and some of the more unusual flora and fauna that Madagascar is famed for
- Take part in community work, such as sea cucumber farming and sailing
- Advance your SCUBA diving skills at fantastic discounted rates on our Rescue and Dive Master courses

Qualifications

Anyone can join an expedition providing they are in a reasonable state of fitness. We demand that volunteers are checked physically by a Doctor prior to departure, to ensure a good level of health and you will need to complete medical forms that your Doctor must sign. Volunteers must also be comfortable in the water and able to swim 400m confidently and tread water for 2 minutes unaided.

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What`s Included

- Accommodation in beach-front eco-cabins overlooking the ocean with own shower and toilet and a maximum of four volunteers per cabin
- Three meals a day prepared by local chefs with fresh ingredients and coffee and tea throughout the day
- Transfers between Toliara and Andavadoaka for volunteers joining and leaving at the expedition start and end dates
- Professional marine science training
- All dives conducted on site
- Scuba diving equipment including BCDs, regulators, weights and cylinder
- Additional excursions on-site to neighbouring villages and beaches on days off

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Program Locations

Andavadoaka, Madagascar

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Program Details

Provider:
Blue Ventures
Location
  • Madagascar: Andavadoaka
Terms:
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
1-3 months, 2-4 weeks
Languages:
English, French
Participants:
Worldwide
Cost:
£1900 for 3 weeks, £2095 for 4 weeks, £2295 for 5 weeks, £2425 for 6 weeks

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