Marine Research Expeditions

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Whether it’s a career break, a gap year, furthering your studies or just a break in your travels to do something different, volunteering with a Marine Research Expedition is an experience you’ll carry with you for the rest of your life. Volunteering for a conservation expedition is not just an adventure, it’s your way to help make a positive difference. There are many fantastic organisations offering volunteer programmes around the world and we believe they all have something unique to offer. Different organisations will appeal to different people and choosing the right one for you is not always easy, but wherever you decide to go your input and work will be valuable to the marine environment and its conservation. Please don’t forget to mention WiseOceans when booking your expedition!

Click on the logos below to get more information about the different organisations:

“Contribute towards meaningful research projects working towards protecting sharks in South Africa”

“Providing the resources to help protect coral reefs and tropical forests since 1986!”

“Shark & Marine Conservation around the Gili Islands”

“We believe that the people most closely connected to the reef should be the ones that care for it, and so are trying to get more and more divers involved in marine education and conservation.”
“Blue Ventures’ volunteers learn how to collect data that is vital to the management of some of the world’s most remote marine biodiversity hotspots and directly contribute to our conservation, development and education programmes”
“Intern and volunteers as a researcher on the most biologically diverse lake on the planet”


“Volunteer abroad on critical community development and environmental conservation projects.”

“Our mission is to spread knowledge, implement solutions and help try to change the current situation before it is too late.”
“Promote capacity building and community-based marine resources management as a way to alleviate poverty, increase the resilience of coastal communities and raise awareness about marine conservation”
“A commitment to sustainable conservation and positive social development is at the heart of all our activities.”
We aim to harness the power of our volunteer researchers to elicit real and meaningful changes to Mozambique’s incredible ecosystems through pioneering research and conservation.”
“Love The Oceans’ mission is to establish a Marine Protected Area in Mozambique. Our ethical program gives individuals the chance to work with our Marine Biologists collecting a world-first data set and see the inner workings of a micro NGO in a third world, rural community.”

“Conservation through Research and Community Mobilisation”

“Committed to researching and defending the biodiversity of the Greek seas and islands, as well as the entire eastern Mediterranean.”
“A unique and innovative science and dive traineeship based on the world famous Great Barrier Reef.”
“With Barefoot Conservation you will gain practical marine conservation experience in one of the world’s most stunningly pristine and remote locations for marine research.”
“A leader in conservation & Development”

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