Diving is one of the most exciting thing you can do while travelling, and this is especially true in the Philippines. Below the surface there's a whole different, beautiful world, a world that is still so connected to the one of the dry land.
To be able to contribute towards healthier oceans, towards maintaining the incredible biodiversity and colorful seascapes, and to support the local communities who rely on the oceans one way or another, is both a privilege and a responsibility.
Everyone can do their part: refill your water bottle instead of always buying a new one (in several places around the world the plastic only ends up in the oceans), use coral friendly sun lotion and don't touch anything while diving and snorkling. If you have the time and want to do something more, consider volunteering on a marine conservation program.
Sometimes it's difficult to get the big picture: what difference does my contribution make? No volunteering program alone will change the world nor over night, but a lot can still be done.
The volunteer work contributes, among other things, to greatly improving the regions ecosystem. In hard facts and figures this is what we - you and us together - did in the Philippines in 2016:
If you or anyone you know has been in the Philippines and done marine conservation volunteering, you should be proud. Thank you all who've contributed towards these numbers - and the changes behind the numbers!
If you would like to be part of the positive impact this year, read more about the project.
If you have any questions about the project or you're interested in other volunteering programs in the Philippines or elsewhere, go ahead and contact our volunteer experts for answers and tips.