This project is geared at providing long term research to support sustainable use and preservation of marine resources, with benefits to the local communities through strategies designed to help guarantee a rich diversity of marine life remains for future generations.
Weather permitting, you may participate in 1 or 2 dives or snorkels each day, for 5 days a week. Prior to diving, you will complete extensive training, in order to prepare you for the research you will be involved in. Our GVI staff will supply you with all the training you need to be certified up to a PADI Advanced Open Water diver. You will also obtain the exclusive PADI Coral Reef Research Diver Distinctive Speciality qualification on this program.
Non-divers are welcome to join for 8 weeks or more, but the 4-week duration is only open for qualified Open Water Divers. Non-divers who want to attend the program for 4-weeks can qualify through local dive centers before their intended start date.
Learn how to identify coral reef species and/or habitats, including benthos, invertebrates and/or fish in the South Pacific Ocean.
Improve your diving skills and experience
Develop the techniques you need to survey coral reefs
Increase your employability by developing your hands-on conservation skills
Experience true cultural immersion in the Fijian way of life
Contribute to UN Sustainable Development Goal #14, Life Below Water
To find out how you can join this project or for more information please visit the GVI expedition page!