Marine Conservation Programs in the Maldives

Company : Frontier
Duration: 2 weeks to 1 year
Approx Costs: 750 to 2000 £ Pound (UK)

Help marine conservation, beach clean ups, community education, coral conservation, marine species monitoring and also get to go swimming and snorkelling in a tropical paradise.

As a marine conservation volunteer you will play a vital role in monitoring the local marine life and could be involved in activities including; snorkelling to conduct marine life observations and coral surveys, coral planting, transplanting and cleaning, beach clean ups and turtle walks. It is important to make sure the marine conservation work is sustainable and so you may also be involved in the education of local island communities, actively encouraging communities to participate in a range of conservation initiatives.

All marine conservation volunteers have the opportunity to work on other island based community projects using your skills and knowledge in a variety of ways including:

  • Working as a day care assistant in local island pre-schools
  • Promoting health and fitness schemes to help keep residents active
  • Engaging young people through English language lessons and sports
  • Running drug awareness workshops

Itineraries will be varied and should be discussed with your volunteer coordinator before arrival, so that we can plan the activites you may wish to be a part of. Your activities will depend upon the focus of the programme at the time of your visit as well as your own skills and experience.

The programme is open for anyone with an interest in learning more about the ocean, but people who have experience in marine biology or oceanography will be given more challenging tasks. People with degrees in these fields will also be very helpful in sharing their knowledge with other volunteers to help increase knowledge in the area.



  • Minimum age of 18 years
  • All placements are dependent upon the submission of an up-to-date CV
  • Applications must be received no less than 2 months prior to indended departure date
  • A valid up-to-date Criminal background check
  • Copy of University Degree Certificate



  • Pre-departure support & documentation
  • Dedicated personal travel adviser 
  • Travel & medical advice
  • Advice on visas & equipment
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free t-shirt
  • 3 meals a day
  • Accommodation
  • Airport pick-up 
  • Project orientation and training 
  • In-country emergency support
  • 24-hour international HQ back-up

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Frontier Marine Conservation Programs in the Maldives Reviews

Frontier Marine Conservation in the Maldives Experience

I went to volunteer in the Maldives with Frontier 4 years ago helping animals like sea turtles. The island was beautiful and it was such an eye opening experience. It was really amazing and I met so many people!

By: Sophie
Nationality: British
Age: 23

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