- Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
- Destinations: Belize, Madagascar, South Africa, Thailand
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Program Length: Four Weeks, Two Months, Quarter, Other
- Start Month: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
- Category: Environmental Conservation
- Selective: Yes
- Gender: Coed
- Ages: 18, 19+, 19
- Minimum Cost: $3,000 - $4,999
Get your PADI Advanced and PADI Coral Reef Research Diver qualification working on critical marine conservation projects in the islands of the Seychelles. Your participation in marine species research will contribute towards providing data to the local government on various conservation initiatives.
Travel to the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean as a a member of an expedition and work on critical marine conservation projects amongst the beautiful islands of the Seychelles.
You will contribute towards various conservation-related surveys aimed at providing data to the local government on coral reef research, invertebrate surveys and turtle breeding areas.
Learning how to identify fish and coral in the Indian Ocean; visiting and diving amongst tropical islands; taking your PADI Advanced and PADI Coral Reef Research Diver courses, taking other extra dive courses at discounted rates with local dive shops, enjoying fun-dives and searching for the incredible ‘mega-fauna’ in the area, such as sharks, rays, and dolphins; developing the techniques you need to survey coral reefs, exploring different dive sites, visiting breeding areas for the hawksbill and green turtle; having an amazing and unique adventure amongst some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.
Scuba Diving Requirements
You will spend the majority of your time on this expedition scuba diving and as such you need to be qualified to at least PADI Open Water, or equivalent. For non-divers wishing to attend, we can recommend local dive centers that will help you qualify before your intended start date.