An experience for those who just love the Ocean. Discover a new underwater world and contribute to clean up the Atlantic Ocean.
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.
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!
The schedule will depend on the diving experience of the volunteer.
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.
Our coordinators will personally pick you up! :)
You will be accommodated in a social hostel in front of the beach!
3 meals a day of typical Portuguese cuisine: breakfast, lunch and dinner!
We are prepared to provide vegetarians, gluten-free and lactose-free meals.