Blue Ventures develops transformative approaches for catalysing and sustaining locally led marine conservation. We work in places where the ocean is vital to local cultures and economies, and are committed to protecting marine biodiversity in ways that benefit coastal people. Our award winning expeditions send volunteers from around the world to Madagascar, Belize and Timor-Leste to work with our field research teams on our community and conservation programmes. We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds to join us whether their motivation is to kick start a career in conservation, to learn about a new country and culture, to learn how to dive surrounded by incredible marine life or simply to get away! Whatever their motivation for joining, our volunteers are immersed in the breadth of our programmes and leave with a wealth of knowledge about the marine ecosystems they have been diving in daily and the communities they have been working alongside.
Here’s what some of our volunteers have to say about their experience on a Blue Ventures expedition:
“A once in a lifetime, absolutely unique experience in a beautiful corner of the world. I feel very lucky to have been able to spend 6 weeks immersed in such a different way of life, to have met so many interesting people and get the chance to be involved in such an effective and well established organisation, while getting to dive every day. I’d do it all over again at the drop of a hat!”
“Volunteering with Blue Ventures was definitely one of my most formative experiences and solidified my determination to become a marine scientist.”
“Fantastic life changing experience. I have so many new memories which i will cherish forever and I’m thrilled to have been able to give something back to the environment and to the community.”
“It was great being able to learn to dive in such a fantastic location and in a way that directly contributes to environmental and community outcomes. The team was great as well: committed, enthusiastic, professional, learned and fun!”
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