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Blue Lagoon Coral Reef Project, Mauritius

2 weeks to 5 months from

£785
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
  • Work alongside friendly locals on the beautiful island of Mauritius

Volunteers laughing on boat in Mauritius

Project Costs

The cost for the short-term volunteer programme for 2 weeks is £785, 3 weeks is £1020, 4 weeks is £1285, 5 weeks is £1545, 6 weeks is £1805 and 8 weeks is £2,330.  Included in this price is accommodation in self-catered house with kitchen, research and snorkelling equipment, all activities that form part of the volunteering programme, airport pickup and drop off and WorkingAbroad backup and support.   For all internship positions, there is a one-off £195 application payment – and you are responsible for all food and lodging costs throughout your time as an intern.  What is not included is your flights, visa costs, personal and food expenses, and your own health and travel insurance.

Long-Term Internship Programmes:

*Please note all internships are available for 2 to 5 month periods and have positions available all year round, you can specify the dates you wish to apply for in the application form motivation letter section*

  • Lagoon Monitoring Intern
  • Volunteer Coordination Intern
  • Coral Farming Intern
  • Human Activity Intern
  • Turtle Monitoring Intern

The dates below are just a guideline and we can be flexible if you want to start/leave on another date than those listed above. You can join for a minimum of 2 weeks up to 12 weeks in duration as a short-term volunteer.  We recommend that you try to join for at least 2 weeks if possible, which will enable you to gain a theoretical and practical understanding of the marine environment, and you would be able to implement some research methodologies during this time. If you join as an intern, you will need to commit for at least 2 months in duration.  Any questions, please email Victoria.McNeil@workingabroad.com

Payment Terms

To secure your placement on the project, you will need to complete and submit the application form with your application payment of £195 (included in the total project costs listed above). If for some reason your application is not accepted, we will reimburse this payment fully. However for those who are accepted, you will be required to pay the remaining balance 1 month before arrival.   For interns, once your application has been received and if we wish to proceed to the next phase, we will carry out a Skype interview with you.  Once your place is confirmed, you will receive a pre-departure package with all detailed information on your project, the region, suggested items to bring etc.

Project Dates

Start End Availability
August 19th 2019 September 2nd 2019
September 2nd 2019 September 16th 2019
September 16th 2019 September 30th 2019
September 30th 2019 October 14th 2019
October 14th 2019 October 28th 2019
October 28th 2019 November 11th 2019
November 11th 2019 November 25th 2019
November 25th 2019 December 9th 2019
December 9th 2019 December 23rd 2019
January 6th 2020 January 20th 2020
January 20th 2020 February 3rd 2020
February 3rd 2020 February 17th 2020
February 17th 2020 March 2nd 2020
March 2nd 2020 March 16th 2020
March 16th 2020 March 30th 2020
March 30th 2020 April 13th 2020
April 13th 2020 April 27th 2020
April 27th 2020 May 11th 2020
May 11th 2020 May 25th 2020
May 25th 2020 June 8th 2020
June 8th 2020 June 22nd 2020
June 22nd 2020 July 6th 2020
July 6th 2020 July 20th 2020
July 20th 2020 August 3rd 2020
August 3rd 2020 August 17th 2020
August 17th 2020 August 31st 2020
August 31st 2020 September 14th 2020
September 14th 2020 September 28th 2020
September 28th 2020 October 12th 2020
October 12th 2020 October 26th 2020
October 26th 2020 November 9th 2020
November 9th 2020 November 23rd 2020
November 23rd 2020 December 7th 2020
December 7th 2020 December 21st 2020
Blue Lagoon Coral Reef Project, Mauritius

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