Marine Adventure & Diving

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Volunteering in a NEW way! Experience a diving vacation in Africa while contributing to marine research.
Gain PADI dive qualifications of any level. Beginner to Divemaster!
Short casual (no shoes allowed) lectures and database sessions.
More than 20 different activities to keep you busy! Surf, play pool at a local bar, go for sundowners, chill by a bonfire, enjoy pizza nights and so much more.
Make memories with unforgettable new friends in this amazing sub-tropical paradise.
Deep Blue offers the experience of a lifetime, marine conservation volunteering with a diving vacation all rolled into one! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 18+
The Deep Blue volunteer program incorporates marine conservation research with an incredible diving vacation. Whether you're a diver or not we've got you covered! We offer PADI dive qualifications from zero to Divemaster and everything in between.

Once volunteers are able to dive they jump straight into our marine research, collecting photographic data during dives on turtles, mantas, whales, ragged-tooth sharks and nudibranchs. Volunteers also get the chance to take part in marine lectures to learn more about the ocean and marine conservation.

Volunteers get the opportunity to make a difference while also having the experience of a lifetime, there is a lot of free time that can be used to make the most out of this adventure and experience everything that this little piece of paradise has to offer. 

Dagelijkse activiteiten

The first week is used to complete the PADI Open Water or Advanced Open Water course. If volunteers have chosen not to do a dive course they can begin with research diving on the Monday after they arrive.

Volunteers dive every day during the week in the morning, collecting photographic data on turtles, mantas, whales, ragged-tooth sharks and nudibranchs. We follow African time so we are never in a rush, after the morning dive volunteers can either buy a second dive for the day, relax on the beach or grab something to eat. We then head back to camp to freshen up and enter any data we collected into the database. Volunteers then get the chance to take part in short, casual marine lectures to learn more about the ocean and marine conservation.

Once database and lectures are done, volunteers have the rest of the day to relax at the camp or go and explore the town. There are loads of awesome activities to keep volunteers busy during their stay. The days usually end with a bonfire at the camp which is great to experience a proper local braai (barbecue), socialise and relax.


There are loads of awesome activities to keep volunteers busy during their stay!

  • Relaxing on the beach or at the camp pool.
  • Freediving.
  • African beach market.
  • Local bars and restaurants.
  • Bonfires.
  • Looking for chameleons.
  • Whale watching during whale season.
  • Picking up shark teeth at Anton's Dive Site.
  • Sundowners at local view points.
  • Watching the moonrise on the beach.
  • Turtle tours during nesting season.
  • Surfing.
  • Trips to Lake Sibaya for sundowners and a braai (barbecue).
  • Game drives.
  • Night walks on the beach to see the bio-luminescent plankton.
  • Trips to Tolla se Gat.
  • Hikes and nature walks.
  • Weekend trips to Kosi Bay.
  • Braais (barbecues).
  • Quad biking trips.
  • And more...



Om deel te nemen aan het programma dien je tenminste 18 jaar oud te zijn op de startdatum van het programma. Er kunnen uitzonderingen gemaakt worden indien je een bewijs van toestemming kan aantonen van uw wettelijke voogd(en) of samen met je ouders deelneemt.
Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Engels (basis niveau)
Vereiste documenten
Application Form and PADI Medical Certificate
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Andere vaardigheden
Volunteers must be able to swim.
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag en vrijdag

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door Deep Blue Conservation
  • PADI Open Water course (If you're already a diver you can do your Advanced Open Water or do the 2 week program without a dive course).
  • All required dive training manuals.Total 10 dives per 2 week stay / 20 dives per 4 week stay.
  • Hard gear rental (BCD, regulator, cylinder and weight belt).
  • Transport to and from the Richards Bay Airport.
  • Transport to and from the Sodwana Bay beach as well as around Sodwana.
  • Gate fees into the iSimangaliso Wetland Park (excluding weekends).
  • Food (Each week volunteers buy food at the Spar and prepare their own food in the shared kitchen).
  • Accommodation at Triton Dive Lodge.
  • Marine lectures and certificate.
  • Recommendation letter.

The above prices are an estimate and may be subject to change due to fluctuations in exchange rates, the final prices will be confirmed by Deep Blue during the application process.

Afhaal aan de luchthaven op Richards Bay Airport

Staff will pick volunteers up on the first Friday of the month between 14:30 and 15:00. Volunteers can look out for a white van with Timm Blue and Triton branding on the side. There is then roughly a two hour drive from the airport to the camp. 


Volunteers stay on Triton Dive Lodge which is an amazing sub-tropical bush camp that is rustic and allows volunteers to fully experience nature. The camp is fully equipped with a bar, communal kitchen, fire area and swimming pool. The accommodation is either in the loft or wooden cabins with shared ablutions, this is based upon availability of the of the different rooms available at the time of booking. Volunteers can upgrade on arrival to rooms with en suite bathrooms. This is at an extra charge and based on availability.

Slaapzaal Bungalo
Eten & Drank

Each week volunteers go to the neighbouring town to buy food for the week as per the budget which is included in the project cost. This covers basics and staple foods, extra luxuries can be bought by the volunteers at their own expense (chips, sweets, alcohol etc). The volunteers then prepare their own food in the communal kitchen.

Internet toegang
Beperkte toegang op de project site
Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?
Visum, vluchten, reisverzekering en vaccinaties zijn NIET inbegrepen in de programmakosten.
Vlucht tickets
De dichtste luchthaven is Richards Bay Airport (RCB) in Richards Bay. We assisteren u met het vinden van goedkope vluchten naar Zuid-Afrika.
Naar het buitenland reizen is een avontuur en het is best om goed voorbereid te zijn. Plots ziek worden of gewond raken, annulaties of diefstal - een reisverzekering voor Zuid-Afrika biedt zekerheid en is een meerwaarde.
Als je de intentie hebt om als vrijwilliger aan de slag te gaan in Zuid-Afrika dien je eerst medisch advies in te winnen alvorens je eropuit trekt. Kijk de benodigde vaccinaties na voor Zuid-Afrika.

Data & Kosten


Gegevens over jouw aankomst

The program starts on the first Friday of each month (excluding December). 

OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg (JNB) is the nearest international airport, from here a domestic connection can be taken to the nearest airport in Richards Bay (RCB). Both of these flights must be booked by the volunteers as well as the return flights. Volunteers must hold a valid return ticket at all times. Domestic connecting flights can be booked on SA Express Airways (

Volunteers must book their flights for the first Friday of the month. Upon arrival staff will transfer volunteers to the camp between 14:30 and 15:00. 
jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
2 - 12 weken


Kosten: Prijs in USD
2 weken (min. verblijf)
4 weken
6 weken
8 weken
10 weken
12 weken (max. verblijf)
Gemiddelde kosten
$757 /week

Houd er rekening mee dat de hierboven getoonde kosten worden geschat. Deep Blue Conservation zal je op de hoogte houden over de finale kostprijs gedurende uw aanmeldprocedure.
Waarborg (15%)
De waarborg dient om je plek als vrijwilliger te verzekeren. Betalingen worden door PayPal behandeld, onze betrouwbare betalingsprovider. Indien je niet over een PayPal account beschikt, kan je ook met een credit kaart betalen.
Finale betaling (85%)
Uw finale betaling zal worden goedgekeurd door Deep Blue Conservation gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.

Waarom Volunteer World

Bijkomende zekerheid geboden door Volunteer World
Volunteer World is 's werelds leidende vergelijkingsplatform voor internationale vrijwilligerswerk projecten. Wij begeleiden jou door een betrouwbare aanmeldingsprocedure - inclusief de nodige betalingen. Plan jouw zinvolle reis met Volunteer World en krijg gratis toegang tot:
Hoge ethische standaarden & transparantie in de sociale impact
Wijzig jouw reservatie zonder extra meerkost
Garantie op terugbetaling
We betalen je kosten terug als Deep Blue Conservation jouw reis annuleert
Ondersteuning & tussenkomst
Wij steunen je, wat er ook gebeurt, je kan altijd contact opnemen met ons
Onze diensten zijn gratis!
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Marine Adventure & Diving

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