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Marine Conservation and PADI Training Expedition

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2 - 12 semaines  ·  Âge 18 - 50+

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Projet de volontariat de la plus haute qualité. Ce projet offre la plus haute qualité aux normes supérieures la moyenne.

Clou

  • Explore dive sites among the tropical islands of Seychelles and experience incredible local marine megafauna like turtles, sharks, rays and dolphins.
  • Contribute to ongoing environmental projects that address critical challenges aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Help monitor coral reefs, assess bleaching, coral growth, and engage in invertebrate, fish, seagrass, shark and megafauna surveys.
  • Join local conservation partners and qualified professionals to ensure your efforts are ethical, meaningful and sustainable.
  • Identify species and conduct surveys that contribute to data collection efforts and help build an inventory of marine species in Seychelles.

Particulièrement approprié pour

Âge 18+
Seul voyageur
Couples
50+

À propos du programme

Gain your PADI Advanced dive certification and work alongside esteemed partners such as the Seychelles National Parks Authority on critical marine conservation efforts.

Earn your PADI Advanced Open Water and PADI Reef Ecosystem Diver (RESD) Specialty certifications while making a real impact on marine conservation. Your research will provide valuable data for local government initiatives, focusing on coral reefs, fish and invertebrates. 

With plenty of time spent ...

À propos du programme

Earn your PADI Advanced Open Water and PADI Reef Ecosystem Diver (RESD) Specialty certifications while making a real impact on marine conservation. Your research will provide valuable data for local government initiatives, focusing on coral reefs, fish and invertebrates. 

With plenty of time spent underwater, you'll need at least a PADI Open Water certification to join. Don't worry if you're not certified yet – we can connect you with local dive centres to get you qualified before the program starts. And if you stay with us for over two weeks, you'll have the chance to dive deeper into coral reef survey techniques with the PADI Reef Ecosystem Diver (RESD) Specialty segment of the PADI Divemaster course, a unique opportunity from GVI and PADI.

Location

Welcome to Mahe, the biggest island in the Seychelles archipelago, where the Indian Ocean's turquoise waters and vibrant coral reefs are calling your name. Our Cap Ternay coastal and marine research station is perfectly situated next to the stunning Baie Ternay Marine Park. It's just a quick three-minute walk from the beach, nestled in Baie Ternay Marine National Park, where the weather is always tropical. With the nearest village and shop a thirty-minute walk away, our base feels like our own private oasis – the road literally ends at our doorstep.

The marine life here is seriously impressive. From reef sharks to dolphins, eagle rays to colourful tropical fish, there's a ton to see. Plus, you'll spot endemic birds and all sorts of cool coastal creatures.



Journée typique

Begin your day with sunrise views before diving into marine research. Connect over team meals, lend a hand with conservation efforts, and wind down with your new friends in the evening.

Example of a typical day:
6:30 Rise and shine! Start your day with a beach walk to catch the sunrise and soak in the ...

Journée typique

Begin your day with sunrise views before diving into marine research. Connect over team meals, lend a hand with conservation efforts, and wind down with your new friends in the evening.

Example of a typical day:
6:30 Rise and shine! Start your day with a beach walk to catch the sunrise and soak in the ocean view.
7:00 Enjoy team breakfast, then gear up for the day ahead – whether it's prepping for your first dive or getting ready for coastal activities.
7:30 Dive into training for diving or conservation work. Once trained, jump into surveys to support project goals.
12:00 Lunchtime. Whether in the dining hall or on the boat, refuel for more research.
12:30 Back to training or marine activities like research dives and beach cleans, contributing valuable data.
17:30 Return to base for kit cleaning and storage duties.
18:30 Dinner prep time. Teams take turns cooking up a variety of meals to share.
19:30 Wind down with social activities or chill out in the common areas.


Activités de loisirs

Explore the local scene during your downtime:
  • Takamaka rum distillery: Check out the rum distillery at Pointe Au Sel for a taste of local flavours. Nearby, you can also visit a tea plantation and a village showcasing local crafts.

  • Victoria City: Dive into the diverse culture of Seychelles in Victoria, ...

Activités de loisirs

Explore the local scene during your downtime:
  • Takamaka rum distillery: Check out the rum distillery at Pointe Au Sel for a taste of local flavours. Nearby, you can also visit a tea plantation and a village showcasing local crafts.

  • Victoria City: Dive into the diverse culture of Seychelles in Victoria, the capital city. Experience the mix of cultures through visits to temples, cathedrals, and trying out dishes with unique influences. Don't miss the lively vibes at Eden Island, offering a range of dining, shopping and nightlife options. Take a boat tour to discover coral reefs and island history.
  • Beau Vallon Bay: Chill out and enjoy the beach life at Beau Vallon, the hotspot on the main island. With its long stretch of sand and bustling atmosphere, it's the perfect spot for relaxation.
  • Water sports: Get adventurous with water sports like surfing, kayaking, sailing and snorkelling. Or simply take a dip in the ocean and lounge on the beach.
  • Cap Matoopa hike: Take a scenic hike to Cap Matoopa for stunning views of Cap Ternay Bay. Climb through the jungle to catch breathtaking sunrises or sunsets.
  • Recreational diving: Beyond project dives, there's plenty of time for casual dives, exploring the mesmerising underwater world at your own pace.
  • Hiking and climbing: Explore the unique landscapes of the inner islands through hikes and climbs. Venture to Morne Seychellois National Park for challenging trails and unique rock formations.
  • Inner island hopping: Hop on a ferry from Victoria to explore other inner islands like Praslin, La Digue and Silhouette. Discover natural wonders, beautiful beaches and unique wildlife habitats.

Every four weeks, you can enjoy cultural immersion through GVI Experiences. These are included in your program at no extra cost.

Examples of activities may include: 

  • Learn to cook traditional Seychellois Creole dishes.
  • Visit the Mission Ruins at Venn's Town.
  • Paddleboard across the bay.
  • Hike through lush forests and across rocky plateaus.
  • Explore the ocean at night with a dive/snorkel.
  • Go fishing with local fishers.


Conditions

Conditions

Âge minimum: 18 ans

Pour participer à ce programme tu dois avoir au moins 18 ans quand le programme commence. Il peut y avoir des exceptions si tu peux montrer la permission de ton tuteur légal ou si tu es accompagné(e) par l'un de tes parents.

Compétences linguistiques

Tu dois parler Anglais (niveau moyen)

Vérification des Antécédents Criminels

requis

Documents Requis

PADI Medical Form and PADI Open Water qualiffication (or equivalent) qualification

Restrictions de Nationalité

Aucune restriction. De l'aide venant de tous les coins du monde est bienvenu.

Autres Compétences

All participants must be PADI Open Water certified before joining the program and should be able to walk 400m over uneven ground carrying their dive equipment. Training is provided online 8 weeks prior to program start through self-paced training materials.

Engagement horaire

Nous avons besoin de ton aide pour lundi, mardi, mercredi, jeudi et vendredi

Services inclus

Services inclus

Services de GVI

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 24-hour emergency phone
  • 24-hour in-country support
  • Access to alumni services and discounts
  • Airport pickup (unless otherwise stated)
  • All necessary project equipment and materials
  • All necessary project training by experienced staff
  • Community work workshop
  • Coral reef ecology
  • Diving compressor training workshop
  • First aid and CPR training
  • Location orientation
  • Long-term experienced staff
  • Meals while on project (except on work placements for long term internships)
  • National park fees and permits
  • PADI Advanced Open Water
  • PADI Marine Megafauna (MMF) Distinctive Specialty 
  • Safe and basic accommodations (usually shared)
  • Use of O2 equipment workshop
  • Welcome meeting

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Additional drinks and gratuities
  • Extra local excursions
  • Flights
  • International and domestic airport taxes
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • PADI Open Water
  • Personal dive kit, e.g. mask, fins, wetsuit, timer etc.
  • Personal items and toiletries
  • Police or background check
  • Visa costs (where necessary)

Transfert de l'aéroport Seychelles International Airport

Airport pickups can be arranged between 07:00 and 10:00 AM the day before your program start date. Please request this service beforehand if need be. 

Meeting point on your project start date (very important).

The morning of the expedition, we will meet at the pickup point behind La Perle Noire restaurant in Beau Vallon at 11:00 AM. Please ensure punctuality, as we are unable to accommodate late arrivals.



Logement

Experience life off the grid! We've got three dorm rooms, each with 6–10 single beds. Bathrooms are separated by gender and shared, featuring showers and flush toilets. Plus, we've got electricity throughout the entire building. Our base consists of two buildings: one houses the kitchen and dining area, with outdoor seating, while the second, a two-story building, includes volunteer dorms, a kit room, staff accommodation, office and lecture room.

Aliments & Boissons

Indulge in the diverse flavours of Seychellois cuisine, from refreshing coconut water straight from the fruit to zesty green papaya salad. All food is provided by GVI and prepared by participants. For breakfast, you'll find the classics: eggs, bacon, pancakes, oatmeal and fresh fruit. Lunch and dinner are a mix of whatever the group is craving, ranging from flavourful curries and stir-fries to pastas, pies and salads. And if you're looking for snacks, check out the local shops at Port Launay for treats like banana chips and dried salted fish.

Accès à Internet

Accès limité sur le site du projet

NE SONT inclus dans le prix:

NE SONT inclus dans le prix:

Billets d'avion

L'aéroport le plus proche est Seychelles International Airport (SEZ) à Mahe Island. Nous t'aidons à trouver des vols pas chers pour aller en Seychelles. TROUVER DES VOLS PAS CHERS

Assurance Voyage

Partir à l'étranger est une aventure et c'est toujours mieux d'être bien préparé. Que ce soit une maladie soudaine, une blessure ou du vol - une assurance voyage pour Seychelles te protège en cas de situation imprévue. OBTENIR UN DEVIS

Vaccins

Si tu envisages de faire du bénévolat en Seychelles, nous te conseillons de consulter un médecin avant le début de ton voyage. Renseigne-toi sur les vaccins nécessaires pour Seychelles. INFOS VACCINS

Informations sur l'arrivée

2024

  • 27 Apr 2024
  • 11 May 2024
  • 25 May 2024
  • 08 Jun 2024
  • 22 Jun 2024
  • 06 Jul 2024
  • 20 Jul 2024
  • 03 Aug 2024
  • 17 Aug 2024
  • 31 Aug 2024
  • 14 Sep 2024
  • 28 Sep 2024
  • 12 Oct 2024
  • 26 Oct 2024
  • 09 Nov 2024
  • 23 Nov 2024
  • 07 Dec 2024
2025
  • 04 Jan 2025
  • 18 Jan 2025
  • 01 Feb 2025
  • 15 Feb 2025
  • 01 Mar 2025
  • 15 Mar 2025
  • 29 Mar 2025
  • 12 Apr 2025
  • 26 Apr 2025
  • 10 May 2025
  • 24 May 2025
  • 07 Jun 2025
  • 21 Jun 2025
  • 05 Jul 2025
  • 19 Jul 2025
  • 02 Aug 2025
  • 16 Aug 2025
  • 30 Aug 2025
  • 13 Sep 2025
  • 27 Sep 2025
  • 11 Oct 2025
  • 25 Oct 2025
  • 08 Nov 2025
  • 22 Nov 2025
  • 06 Dec 2025
  • 21 Dec 2025

Disponibilité
janv. févr. mars avril mai juin juil. août sept. oct. nov. déc.

Frais de Programme

2 semaines (durée min.) 4 345€
4 semaines 5 545€
6 semaines 6 795€
8 semaines 7 895€
10 semaines 9 095€
12 semaines (durée max.) 10 245€
Prix moyen 1 513€/semaine

Frais de Programme

1 513€ par semaine 2 - 12 semaines Âge 18 - 50+

Méthodes de payement

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PAS DE FRAIS DE CARTE DE CRÉDIT


Durée

2 - 12 semaines

Acompte

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Paiement final

Le paiement du montant restant doit être organisé avec GVI durant le processus de candidature. Très souvent ce paiement est effectué par virement bancaire ou en espèces.


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GVI

Génial 4.7 rating (199 avis)

Agence - fondée en 1998

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Sur le projet

GVI tackles critical local and global issues by operating award-winning education and training programs on sustainable development projects around the world.

Rencontrez votre hôte

Founded in 1998, GVI runs programs in 21 locations, in 13 countries around the world, each manned by our own staff and aligned to the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals or UN SDGs as well as the objectives of local partners. We welcome participants from all around the world and help facilitate their development into global citizens. This is how we achieve our mission of building a global network of people united by their passion to make a difference.


We are truly a global family brought together by our dedication to long-term positive impact. At the root of our success is our commitment to investing in authentic, meaningful connections with one another, which is why mutual respect and trust are central to our operations. Although we respond with empathy to difficult situations, we believe that most circumstances can benefit from taking a light-hearted approach. By sharing stories of local achievement with our teams worldwide we build the momentum to catapult us toward our vision for the future.

199 avis · rating4.7

I volunteered for a month in April 2023 in Mahé on the marine conservation programme and for me the staff and volunteers on base really made the month extremely special. I got my diving qualifications and experienced some absolutely amazing marine life. The staff on base are so lovely but the ...
My time in the Seychelles was the best of my life so far. It was my first time travelling alone and so far away from my home. At first I was worried about getting there and what activities I would be doing and conditions I would be living in. I met my group in the airport and we were immediately ...
From the moment I arrived the group and staff was very welcoming and helped with all our questions! The work is great and you get to do a lot of different things. The walks to the beaches are amazing especially the view points. So far the best thing on curieus island is the sharking this is where ...
Staff members are very nice. It takes a bit of time to get used to the base and your daily schedule but once you get used to it you will have a wonderful time. You get introduced to a life of a marine biologist who has to take care of his/her diving equipment which includes filling up your tanks by ...
It was hard at first, getting used to living in expedition conditions. But I would recommend this program to everyone!! Its literally changed my life. Diving two to three times daily, making some amazing friends ill have for life and memories ill forever cherish, all I can say is do it!! Dont come ...
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