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ImpacTrip

Environmental Scuba Diver

Lisbon, Portugal

Agency | ImpacTrip

An experience for those who just love the Ocean. Discover a new underwater world and contribute to clean up the Atlantic Ocean.

Program Summary

Volunteers on this Eco-Diving project from ImpacTrip will have the opportunity to join a wide range of conservation efforts focused on the protection of the marine ecosystem in the southern coast of Portugal. Volunteers will work with a diving school, which places special emphasis on protection efforts of the local environment.

During the program, volunteers will be able to:

Take the internationally recognized Open Water Diver course.

Explore the underwater world of the Algarve by diving in several different places.

Learn about the Marine ecosystem and how we can protect it.

Work with the local community - educate the local community about environment issues, conservation and protection of biodiversity and marine resources such as food.

The volunteers will be always supervised by an experienced diver and will receive comprehensive training on the marine conservation subject. Any person can participate, from beginners (start with the Open Water Dive Certification) or more experienced divers (start with the Advanced Open Water Dive Certification). When you apply for this project, please specify whether you are Open Water Dive certified in your application form and whether you are a beginner.

Observe fish of all colors, touch weird seaweeds, explore underwater caves and discover boat wrecks and many more. You will discover wonders hidden underwater, a Portuguese treasure unknown to many but loved by those who are brave enough to take this challenge.

Program Highlights

1. Have fun and help at the same time.

2. Try diving in some of the best spots in Europe.

3. Get a Diving International Certificate during your stay in Portugal.

4. Choose the perfect diving spot for you!

Typical day

The schedule will depend on the diving experience of the volunteer.

Free-time activities

Lisbon is near the beach, near the mountain and is a great starting point to get to travel the rest of the country.

Enjoy climbing in Arrábida, festivals all around the summer, diving in Peniche, Hiking in Monsanto, visit some of the best museums in Europe in Lisbon and Porto, join for a Horse ride at the beach (like in the movies!), visit the fantastic zoo in the Capital, join a great variety of sports at your choice, enjoy swimming and water sports at the pool or at the beach (warning: the water is cold) and participate in yoga classes in relaxing places.

We can help you to discover anything you might want to do in your free time.

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/Music
Diving/Snorkling
Climbing
Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Sports
Riding
Yoga/Meditation

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s). Of course, there is an exception for children that are accompanied by their parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Required Documents
Medical certification for diving
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 and Friday

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups

Any questions? Just ask. We at ImpacTrip are happy to help you.

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Our services are free of charge!
All program fees are charged directly by ImpacTrip .
Services by ImpacTrip
Besides accommodation, 3 meals a day, insurance, support 24/7 and an introduction day, the fee includes internationally recognized diving certifications and exploration dives accordingly to your experience.
Airport Pickup at Lisbon Portela Airport

Our coordinators will personally pick you up! :)

Accommodation

You will be accommodated in a social hostel in front of the beach!

Dorm Room Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double) Youth Hostel
Food & Beverages

3 meals a day of typical Portuguese cuisine: breakfast, lunch and dinner!
We are prepared to provide vegetarians, gluten-free and lactose-free meals.

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.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) in Lisbon. We assist you to find cheap flights to Portugal.
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 Portugal provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Portugal you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Portugal.
Costs (Prices in USD)
1 week (min. stay)
$989.00
2 weeks
$1,592.00
3 weeks
$2,196.00
4 weeks (max. stay)
$2,799.00
Average fees
$844.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Lisbon/Portugal between 1 week and 4 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. ImpacTrip will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Portugal.
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 must be made up to 30 days before to the volunteer program starts. This payment is also securely handled by PayPal or credit card.
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