On this program, you will be trained up on diving best practices, earning your PADI Advanced Open Water and PADI Coral Reef Research Speciality certificates before starting your monitoring of the reef. Please note that you will need to be PADI Open Water certified before joining this program.
After completing your dive training and learning how to identify coral species and how to carry out different coral monitoring techniques, you will assist our international team of researchers to monitor specific dive sites for coral reef recovery. Depending on weather conditions, we aim for all participants to have the opportunity to experience one or two dives or snorkels per day during weekdays. All the data collected on these dives is passed on to the Seychelles National Parks Authority, for use in their management decisions.
You will also have the opportunity to participate in our coral reef rehabilitation initiatives, where we work to grow the most resilient coral in shallow water, protected coral nurseries and then transplant the, now larger and more established, corals onto the reef.
Assist with coral reef recovery research, coral reef rehabilitation, and other marine conservation initiatives.
Contribute to United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #14, Life Below Water.
Earn your PADI Advanced Open Water and PADI Coral Reef Research Diver certificates.
Experience diving in a destination renowned as one of the top diving sites in the world. Explore various dive sites searching for the incredible ‘mega-fauna’ in the region, such as sharks, rays, and dolphins. Take other extra dive courses with local dive shops.
For more information on how you can join this, and other GVI projects please visit their Expedition page.