Become a marine conservation volunteer on the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean and take part in a coral reef monitoring volunteer and internship programme. Get involved with lagoon monitoring, beach cleaning, coral farming, mangrove planting, sea turtle monitoring and local community projects.
I personally have been all over the world, and visited many different waters and coral reefs. Therefore, I feel safe saying that Mauritius’s coral reefs are a jewel in the worlds ocean, offering one of the most pristine, and diverse coral reef systems I have ever seen.
Watch our latest video from Mauritius showcasing the lagoon and turtle monitoring programmes that volunteers and interns can get involved with and meet some of our ex-volunteers and interns!
Take part in human activity monitoring on stand up paddle boards and carry out lagoon and turtle research activities whilst snorkelling in the warm turquoise waters of the Blue Bay Marine Park lagoon. Play your part in coral farming in order to restore the coral reefs in the lagoon. Start your career in marine conservation by joining one of our longer term internship positions.
Mauritius is, with La Réunion and Rodrigues, an island in the Mascarene Archipelago, located in the Indian Ocean at approximately 2000 km off the coast of Africa and 900 km from Madagascar. Set on a breathtaking lagoon, the volunteer project is situated in Pointe d’Esny, on the South East coast of Mauritius. Mahébourg is a colourful and lively town, steeped in Mauritian history.
Every Friday, volunteers take part in a an eco-activity discovering the treasures of Mauritius, including visiting the Île Aux Aigrettes island where giant tortoises roam freely, kayaking through the mangroves in the North, visiting the world-famous Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens or discovering the Chamarel Seven Coloured Earth.