Marine Conservation

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fondée en 2012
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Coordinateur | Mohamed
Coordinateur | Mohamed
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Rehabilitate turtles that have been rescued from ghost net entanglement & the illegal pet trade, while educating the Maldives' community about environmental awareness. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Âge 18+
Seul voyageur

This program is a great chance to get involved in marine conservation and work closely with the amazing sea turtles. Sea turtles are brought to the marine centre after being kept as pets, or rescued from the ocean where they get trapped in ghost nets and rehabilitated and kept in the centre until they are ready to be released. The program is run by our two resident marine biologists, allowing you to learn from and work with other ocean enthusiasts. If weather conditions are suitable and you are a competent swimmer and free diver, you will also take part in coral gardening in an attempt to restore the degraded reefs. There is also opportunity to learn and take part in reef monitoring, to record the health of the surrounding reefs.

You will be given the chance to immerse yourself in a different culture and experience the 'real' Maldives. The Maldives is far more than just luxury resorts (although you have the opportunity to experience the luxurious resorts too).

Our marine program is extensive and relies on volunteer support to help us achieve all our project aims. Simply put, without volunteers we would not be able to ensure the upkeep and continued operation of Atoll Marine Centre. 

Volunteer Tasks

Volunteers will work closely with our 2 resident marine biologists. Daily tasks are varied and may include:

• Cleaning and feeding the rescued turtles

• Cleaning the turtles tanks

• Assisting our marine biologists in the lab with injured turtles

• Organizing beach cleans/marine awareness sessions.

Journée Typique

Usual working days are Tuesday - Sunday.
  • Morning shifts begin at 8:30AM - You will feed the turtles and start to clean tanks before heading to breakfast.
  • 9:00 AM - Eat breakfast with all the staff and volunteers.
  • 9:45 AM - Shift work varies day to day but typically include cleaning the tanks, engaging with locals and resort guests that come visit the marine centre for a tour 
  • 1:00PM - Lunch with the staff and volunteers 
  • 2:00PM - Afternoon activities varies depending on the weather but include snorkels, beach clean ups, turtle swims, documentary viewing, crafts, games, cooking night, watching sunset on the beach, bon fires, etc.
  • 7:00PM - Dinner with the staff and volunteers followed by rest/relax time

  • Monday is our day off and we reserve this day to go on an off-island excursion in the afternoon after lunch. Excursions vary, depending on volunteer preference and weather, but include snorkeling, exploring uninhabited islands, dolphin watching, night fishing, a day trip to a nearby resort

Activités de Loisir

We organize one excursion per week, normally on Monday. 

We can go on a variety of exciting excursions around the Lhaviyani Atoll and always take into account what you as a volunteer would like to do with your time. Examples of some of the excursions include: resort day trips, snorkeling trips, overnight camping trips, night fishing trips, BBQs or visits to uninhabited islands. Volunteers may also get the chance to go on reef surveys of the neighboring islands with our marine team. During your free time on the island, we encourage volunteers to get in the sea as much as possible and take photos of the marine life and islands. We have a wonderful little community here and there is some fantastic sights and scenery to take in as you walk around our island.

Plongée /
plongée en apnée
Des sports


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 (couramment)
Exigences de Formation
n/a à niveau University Degree or Enrollment
Restrictions de Nationalité
Aucune restriction. De l'aide venant de tous les coins du monde est bienvenu.
Autres Compétences
An interest in marine conservation.
The ability to swim.
Bring your own snorkeling gear.
Engagement de Temps
Nous avons besoin de ton aide le lundi, mardi, mercredi, jeudi, vendredi, samedi et dimanche

Services inclus

Services de Atoll Volunteers


  • 24/7 support from our volunteer coordinator
  • Pre-arrival information about your program, organization and environment
  • We book local accommodation and organize airport pickup (cost of accommodation not included in program fee)


  • In-country transportation between Male and Naifaru either via ferry or speedboat
  • Accommodation on Naifaru
  • 3 meals a day
  • 1 excursion/week
  • 24/7 support from our volunteer coordinator


  • In-country transportation from Naifaru to Male either via ferry or speedboat
  • Certificate of competency
  • Lifetime of memories

Transfert de l'aéroport Male International Airport

You'll get more info on airport pickup during your application process.


Accommodation is provided in our local guesthouse, Aqua stay. We have single-sex shared bedrooms with 2/3 people/room. All rooms are en-suite and comes equipped with own bathroom. The house has free WiFi and a communal living area equipt with sofas, TV, books, a fridge and a kettle. Rooms all have air-condition. 

Single rooms are available at extra cost of $100 per week.

Aliments & Boissons

We eat all our meals at a local restaurant right next door to the marine centre. They can accommodate vegan, vegetarian and non-vegetarian diets. 

Accès à Internet
Bon accès sur le site du projet
NE SONT inclus dans le prix:
Visa, billets d'avion, assurance voyage ne sont PAS inclus dans les frais de programme.
Billets d'avion
L'aéroport le plus proche est Male International Airport (MLE) à Male. Nous t'aidons à trouver des vols pas chers pour aller en Maldives.
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 Maldives te protège en cas de situation imprévue.
Si tu envisages de faire du bénévolat en Maldives, nous te conseillons de consulter un médecin avant le début de ton voyage. Renseigne-toi sur les vaccins nécessaires pour Maldives.

Dates et Prix


Informations sur l'arrivée

There is a speedboat that runs twice a week (Thursday and Saturday) between Male (capital/airport) and Naifaru (our island). As the speedboat only runs on these days, our programmes start and finish on a Thursday or Saturday. The boat leaves Male at 8am (on both days) and therefore it is recommended that you stay in Male the night before. We recommend you book your flight to arrive in Male on either a Wednesday or a Friday.

We recommend you book your flight to leave Male on either a Friday or Sunday, again spending one night in Male, as the speedboat from Naifaru can easily be delayed due to adverse weather. You may book flights on a Thursday or Saturday but please make sure your flight does NOT depart Male before 9pm.

janv. févr. mars avril mai juin juil. août sept. oct. nov. déc.
2 - 12 sem

Frais de Programme

Frais: Prix en USD
2 sem (durée min.)
$1 600
3 sem
$2 185
4 sem
$2 880
5 sem
$3 595
6 sem
$4 160
7 sem
$4 850
12 sem (durée max.)
$7 765
Coût moyen
$724 /sem

Merci de noter que les prix ci-dessus sont des prix estimés et qu'ils sont soumis aux fluctuations des taux de change. Atoll Volunteers t'informera du prix final au cours du processus de candidature.
Acompte (15%)
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Montant Restant (85%)
Le paiement du montant restant doit être organisé avec Atoll Volunteers durant le processus de candidature. Très souvent ce paiement est effectué par virement bancaire ou en espèces.

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