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Blue Lagoon Coral Reef Project, Mauritius

1 week to 5 months from

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 in your free time

Volunteers laughing on boat in Mauritius

Project Costs

The cost for the short-term volunteer programme for 1 week is £775, 2 weeks is £1320, 3 weeks is £1860, 4 weeks is £2065, 5 weeks is £2525, 6 weeks is £2985, 7 weeks is £3435 and 8 weeks is £3895.  Included in this price is accommodation in stunning beach-front guest house located right on the Blue Bay lagoon, a meal plan including delicious Mauritian food 3 times a day,  research and snorkelling equipment, all activities that form part of the volunteering programme, airport pickup and drop off and WorkingAbroad backup and support.  What is not included is your flights, visa costs, personal expenses, and your own health and travel insurance.

For all internship positions, there is a one-off £195 application payment – and you are responsible for all food and lodging costs, as well as travel and insurance costs throughout your time as an intern.

View from guest house in MauritiusLong-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 below. 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
January 11th 2021 January 25th 2021
January 25th 2021 February 8th 2021
February 8th 2021 February 22nd 2021
February 22nd 2021 March 8th 2021
March 8th 2021 March 22nd 2021
March 22nd 2021 April 5th 2021
April 5th 2021 April 19th 2021
April 19th 2021 May 3rd 2021
May 3rd 2021 May 17th 2021
May 17th 2021 May 31st 2021
May 31st 2021 June 14th 2021
June 14th 2021 June 28th 2021
June 28th 2021 July 12th 2021
July 12th 2021 July 26th 2021
July 26th 2021 August 9th 2021
August 9th 2021 August 23rd 2021
August 16th 2021 August 30th 2021
Blue Lagoon Coral Reef Project, Mauritius

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