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Maldives Volunteer in the Maldives

"Working in Naifaru as a volunteer, developing environmental activities with the community and volunteers was amazing."

Adolfo Marques, Brazil

The Maldives is an incredible stretch of coral atolls in the Indian Ocean renowned for its idyllic beaches and marine life.  The nation may look small on the surface, but you shouldn’t be deceived: surrounding the various islands are incredible underwater worlds.  Brightly coloured tropical fish wind their way through intricate coral jungles and deep into magnificent caves.  While in deeper waters, manta rays, sharks and turtles roam freely.  Onshore, the white-sand beaches look like they may just have been plucked from someone’s dreams of paradise and dropped in the middle of the deep ocean.

Traditionally the island communities are very close-knit and friendly.  As a volunteer in the Maldives, it is not difficult to find a sense of peace below the palm trees listening to folklore derived from thousands of years of fishermen communities.  Described by many as having some of the most scenic landscapes in the world, the Maldives is definitely not somewhere to miss out on.

Our Projects in Maldives

  • Maldives Island Volunteer Project

    • Duration 1-12 Weeks
    • Prices from £1695

    Volunteer in the Maldives and join our sea turtle conservation, coral reef restoration and medical projects within the tropical island of Naifaru, the capital of the Lhaviyani Atoll.  We also offer a student vet programme and a family sea turtle eco programme too.

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Climate and Geography

One of the most disparate countries in the world, the Maldives is a chain of coral based islands in the Indian Ocean. Hot, tropical weather sees influence from the monsoons.

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Culture and History

Because of its strategic importance, the Maldives has felt influence from Portuguese, Dutch and British forces at different times.  However, much of its culture and many of its traditions are dictated by examples from Sri Lanka, India and even Africa.

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Wildlife and Biodiversity

Volunteering in the Maldives is best known for its phenomenal marine life.  The oceans surrounding the atolls are alive with an array of interesting creatures from manta rays to giant clams as well as vivid coral reefs around the rims of underwater volcanoes.

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