Reef Doctor

47 is a UK-based, non-profit marine conservation organisation conducting coral reef research and implementing marine management, education and social development initiatives with local fishing communities in the Bay of Ranobe, south-west Madagascar. A commitment to sustainable conservation and positive social development is at the heart of all our activities.

Whether it’s a gap year diving break, furthering your studies abroad, developing your conservation career, or just a break in your travels to do something different, volunteering with Reef Doctor is an experience you’ll carry with you for the rest of your life. Reef Doctor volunteer programmes are a unique opportunity to experience Madagascar, its people and its culture, whilst contributing to marine conservation and sustainable community development in one of the poorest regions of the world.

You can spend anywhere between 3 weeks to 6 months volunteering at Reef Doctor. Our programmes offer a diverse array of experiences: learn to scuba dive (up to PADI DiveMaster level), take part in the on-going monitoring and restoration of coral reefs, assist with our alternative livelihoods aquaculture programme, tag and release turtles, participate in fisheries monitoring, and get involved with our community education programmes.

We have four different volunteer programmes available to suit a range of interests and time commitments, take a look at these on our website.






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