Scuba Diving, Research & Marine Conservation, Tofo, Mozambique

Company : Conservation Travel Africa
Activities: Family Volunteer Projects / Biology Internships / Marine Conservation Volunteer / Summer Volunteer Programs / Animal Volunteer Projects / Shark Diving / Scuba Diving / Conservation Volunteer Projects / Wildlife Tours
Country: Mozambique
Location : Tofo, Mozambique
Duration: 2 weeks to 4 months
Approx Costs: 1500 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

Join a world class research team in one of Africa's most beautiful coastal locations. Southern Mozambique has some of the best dive sites in the world and is home to large populations of whale sharks, manta rays and marine turtles.

Why volunteer on this programme?

Join world-renowned marine biologists and scientists as they continue their work on the conservation of marine mega-fauna such as whale sharks and manta rays. Help preserve endangered turtle species and enjoy watching humpback whales as they migrate right past your beachside lodge.

Volunteers support Marine Biologists in their scientific studies through various research and conservation projects in the area, including whale shark, manta ray and marine turtle research programs. This marine conservation volunteer programme was designed by a world-leading manta ray researcher and a whale shark expert specifically to collect data for their marine foundation.

Volunteers participate in marine field work such as taking identification photo’s, checking acoustic listening stations, observing environmental conditions, studying plankton, tagging animals, taking tissue samples or measuring ocean giants. All the quantitative data you collect is used for specific research projects, designed to protect and preserve these amazing marine animals.

While previous dive experience is recommended, diving certification is included in your package – or you can do free additional dives if you are already certified.

Start Dates

Start dates are throughout the year excluding mid-December to mid January.

Costs / Benefits

The cost includes:
What does the cost include?

- Programme fee - financing which goes back into the programme; this includes funding for equipment, supplies and vehicles as well as a contribution to the Foundation you will be working for
- Return transfers from Inhambane to the project
- Full board and lodging for the duration of your programme including laundry and housekeeping
- Open Water / Advanced Certification
- All diving and snorkelling equipment (wetsuits, masks etc)
- Practical instruction on mammal and fish identification and marine research techniques
- All programme-related transport
- 24 hour support and guidance from the volunteer programme staff, researchers and instructors
- Internet at the volunteer house

Requirements

There are no specific age restrictions for this marine programme, but we are looking for fit, adventurous, enthusiastic people over the age of 18.

This programme is ideal for students pursuing a career in marine biology, scuba divers who want to experience one of the world's best diving locations, or beginner divers who want to combine volunteering with dive training.

While previous dive experience is recommended, diving certification is included in your package – or free additional dives if you already hold Open Water or Advanced certification.

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