Company : Oyster Worldwide
Location : Ko Phangan - Thailand
Duration: 2 weeks to 2 months
Approx Costs: 750 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)
Become a marine conservation volunteer on the beautiful island of Ko Phangan. Help to conserve the depleting coral reefs and learn how to dive - all on one programme!
Want to learn how to dive and explore some of the world's most vibrant coral? This programme will expose you to the fascinating, underwater world of the ocean and the brightly coloured marine life that live there.
As a volunteer, you will work alongside a marine research organisation and dive daily to better understand the complex underwater ecosystem. The main aim is to identify the main causes of the rapid depletion of coral.
From overfishing to climate change, there are a lots of factors that are causing the beautiful coral damage and you will get to work with the marine experts to find out what can be done to reverse this.
This is a hands on programme and the typical activities that volunteers will be involved in involve:
Novices are very welcome as professional diving instruction is available.
Whether you are looking to do a scuba diving gap year, are taking a career break or are simply looking for volunteer holidays abroad, joining this programme is an amazing opportunity to improve your diving and make a valuable contribution to marine conservation.
This programme runs all year round, apart from mid December to mid January.
Everything about it was amazing, and I came to dive which is what I managed to do. Only thing is I didn't get to do much analysis in the lab but that is the only flaw!
I’d recommend taking a bit more money than you think, remember deet! Take your own rash vast if possible, and your own goggles/snorkel
You can learn so much about yourself in such a short time, it helped me to decide what to do with my life and showed me the beauty of life!
Life changing experience :)