If you love diving and want to make a difference in a local community, this popular marine conservation project in Fiji is something that you will love.
Imagine yourself in Fiji. Off to a good start on the imagenary trip, right? Now imagine that you do your volunteer work beneath the surface of the sea. That's right. As a part of your volunteer work you're going to dive every single day. Not too shabby, eh?
You can look forward to doing a lot of cool underwater studies during your stay. You'll start with a training session where you will learn to identify different species of fish and coral reef. Depending on weather conditions, the aim is to get one or two dives/snorkels each day during the week where you will study and conduct underwater surveys. Besides diving, you should expect to be involved in additional projects and activities, including training sessions, marine debris surveys and removal and environmental education session.
No worries. If you opt in for the 8 or 12 weeks programme, you will have a PADI Open Water Diving certificate included in the price. If you go for the 4 week programme (which is minimum) it is a requirement that you already have a PADI certificate in advance.
The project takes place on the idyllic and beautiful Caqalai Island and also nearby Moturiki Island. Caqalai is very small and is defined by white sand beaches and a lush interior.
If you want to explore the lush jungle, volcanic mountainsides and local culture of the villages during your free time, the staff can help you arrange water taxis to go to Viti Levu.
You better get used to surroundings like these...
Enjoy the beautiful sunsets of Fiji after a day beneath the surface
If you are lucky, you'll meet this fella while working
You will be volunteering with other young people on the project
On this project, you'll experience the very diverse marine life of Fiji