This marine conservation project takes place on island of Mauritius. It is both a volunteer and internship programme which gives you the opportunity to work closely with marine life. The focus is on ocean conservation and coral reef monitoring, and the programme allows volunteers to gain insightful career experience.
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 highlights from the programme’s volunteer work in Mauritius. It showcases the lagoon and turtle monitoring programmes and speaks to different members of the team!
Monitor human activity on stand-up paddle boards. Carry out lagoon and turtle research whilst snorkelling in the warm turquoise waters of Blue Bay Marine Park. Help restore the coral reefs in the lagoon through coral farming. Start your career in marine conservation by joining one of our longer-term internship positions. Become dive certified in your free time!
Off the coast of East Africa, in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is an island nation made up of itself, Rodrigues, Agalega and St. Brandon. It has picturesque beaches, fascinating wildlife and stretching, low mountains. The volunteer project is set on a breathtaking lagoon in Pointe d’Esny, on the south-east coast. Mahébourg is a colourful and lively town, steeped in Mauritian history.
Every Friday, volunteers can take part in an eco-activity, discovering the treasures of Mauritius. You’ll have the time to visit the Île Aux Aigrettes island where giant tortoises roam freely. You can kayak through the mangroves in the North. You can visit the world-famous Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens. And, you can discover the Chamarel Seven Coloured Earth, whose sands never seem to erode despite the rain! You can also opt to do diving in the Blue Bay as an add on activity.