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Blue Lagoon Coral Reef Project, Mauritius

2 weeks to 5 months from

£810
18+
minimum age

  • Snorkel with hawksbill turtles in the turquoise waters of the lagoon
  • Get involved in coral reef farming and help to restore the reefs
  • Spend your days snorkelling in the Blue Bay Marine Park
  • Diving opportunities available as an add on

**Winter special offer of 10% discount for all short-term volunteer positions or 20% off for volunteer plus dive packages for anyone who signs up before 31 December 2019 for 2 weeks or more**

Overview

Overview

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.

Testimonial

Testimonial

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.
Alex, USA

Video

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!

Highlights

Highlights

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!

Location

Location

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.

Free Time

Free Time

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.

Blue Lagoon Coral Reef Project, Mauritius

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