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Blue Lagoon Coral Reef Project, Mauritius

1 week to 3 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 £630, 2 weeks is £1025, 3 weeks is £1360, 4 weeks is £1655, 5 weeks is £2015, 6 weeks is £2370, 7 weeks is £2725 and 8 weeks is £2925.  Included in this price is accommodation in a volunteer house about a 10-15 minutes walk from the Blue Bay lagoon,  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, food costs, 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 3 month periods and have positions all year round, you can specify the dates you wish to apply for in the application form motivation letter section

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.


Coral reef volunteering

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

May 29th 2023 June 12th 2023
June 5th 2023 June 19th 2023
June 12th 2023 June 26th 2023
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Blue Lagoon Coral Reef Project, Mauritius

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