Long term Dive & Coral planting internship

founded in 2019
Coral Ocean Farmers
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Coordinator | François
Coordinator | François
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Help a broken coral and give it a second chance to life
Experience diving in a responsible way
Learn more about marine conservation and help our oceans
Enjoy the time with our incredible team and fun time on the boat
Discover the Philippines and get involved with the local community
Includes coral planting workshops, diving or freediving focused on corals. Lunch is included as well as chill and fun time on the boat This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 14+
Joining one of our programs will help our NGO grow and develop more projects with locals. Our ultimate goal is to raise awareness within the communities and help our ocean feel better! 

What’s in it for you? Amazing experience with our team, help locals adopt new behaviors, ultimately contribute to our ocean wellbeing.

What can you do for us? Be our future ambassador! Spread the word around you and during your trips, dive in a responsible manner and so many other benefits !

You are looking for some long commitment and would like to contribute to our NGO? 

Register to one of our internship programs!

  • The 30 days internship includes 2 PADI dive certifications focused on marine conservation (Open water, Advanced or Rescue) or a Dive specialities (E.g. Deep speciality, Digital Underwater Photography speciality).

You will be trained and certified Coral propagator. Your internship will include Knowledge reviews, water analysis, monitoring nurseries and more. 

  • The 45 days internship is dedicated to divers willing to do their Dive Master Training (DMT) with us. Your DMT will be oriented on marine conservation and coral propagation.

Both options include dive equipments/fees, transportation, training materials, 3 meals a day/Snacks and 1 bed accommodation in our dorm.

What are you waiting for ? contact us for more information on our Internship programs!

Typical day

We are a friendly small NGO! We adapt and we are flexible depending on our guests skills, desires and experience.

We start typically our day around 9am, depending on the day's agenda, we can spend the morning at the COF house to teach you the theoretical aspects of diving, freediving or Coral propagation.

We then gather for lunch that would be on the boat or at the house.

The afternoon will be dedicated to more learning or being in the water for skills training or coral propagation.

The day ends around 4pm. You are free to study or do some sightseeing then.

Dinner is served around 6:30pm.

Don't forget ! Each day will be special, our focus will be to help you improve you diving or freediving skills and educate you about corals and marine conservation.

You will be for a long period with us and will be part of our team, you'll get to know us better and help develop our NGO !
You'll also help us organize and develop our projects and you'll get involved with Local communities.

Free-time activities

On your freetime, you can rent a scooter and explore the island of Bohol. 

Not far from Panglao there is a Tarsier Sanctuary and next to it a nice forest where you can go for a hike.

There are other close island that you can visit on your freetime as well (or before or after your internship with us). Camiguin Island, Negros Island, Siquijor Island are all couple of hours ferry trip away and can be great to explore.

If you are a cave lover, there is a close by Cave called Hinagdanan Cave. You can take your headlamp, your mask and snorkel and go for some exciting exploration.

Water Sports


In order to join the program you need to be at least 14 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 09:00 - 16:00

What's Included

Services by Coral Ocean Farmers

The fees are used to buy the PADI PICS for the different certifications.

It is also used to train for free locals and educate them about our work in the Philippines.


You will be staying with us at COF house. You'll get a bed in a 6 beds dorm.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

ALL 3 meals will be provided plus fruits and snacks at the house or on the boat.

We usually have breakfast at the house before starting the day. Lunch is provided by our local partner restaurant.
Dinner is prepared at the house with the team.

We take into account any food restrictions or allergies and confirm with you before your arrival. 

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Tagbita (TGB) in Tagbita. We assist you to find cheap flights to Philippines.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Philippines provides security and is a plus to have.
If you are intending to volunteer in Philippines you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Philippines.

Dates & Fees


Details on arrival

We host volunteers during the whole year.

This program is paused due to COVID-19

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
5 - 7 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
30 days (min. stay)
6 weeks
45 days (max. stay)
Average fees
$410 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Coral Ocean Farmers will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Coral Ocean Farmers during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Long term Dive & Coral planting internship

Includes coral planting workshops, diving or freediving focused on corals. Lunch is included as well as chill and fun time on the boat



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