While you stay with Marine Conservation Philippines, there’s a great number of projects you can participate in. Some of our projects are continually ongoing – for example reef clean ups and the surveying of coral reefs. While surveying we document the spread of habitats, species abundance as well as damage to coral reefs. We also work in collaboration with marine biologists on different projects, ranging from studies of particular fishes, reef restoration or rehabilitation of species that’s been harvested to topical extinction. If you are a non-diver you’ll spend quite a while becoming a safe proficient scuba diver through the PADI program of education. Depending on the length of your stay you can choose to do multiple diving courses (if you’re here for two months or more we try and aim for the PADI rescue diver course) if you’re are really ambitious you can even become a PADI Divemaster or become a licensed scientific diver.
Our underwater world is under tremendous pressure – too much garbage and litter, especially plastic, is being thrown in, and too many fish are being fished out. World-wide too little is being done to protect our vital seas. Our hope and vision is that through marine science, local conservation efforts and education, we can increase local awareness and help change the current situation before it is too late. Please consider helping us.