Environmental Scuba Diver

Discover a new underwater world and contribute to clean up the Atlantic Ocean by bringing trash out during your dive.

Volunteers on the Marine Conservation project have the opportunity to join a variety of conservation efforts focused on the protection of the marine ecosystem in Portugal. Volunteers work in collaboration with a diving school that has a special emphasis on the local environmental protection. During the program volunteers will be able to:

  • Take internationally recognized diving courses (according to your experience);
  • Explore the underwater world of Cascais;;
  • Learn about the Marine ecosystem and how we can protect it;
  • Contribute to clean the Ocean by picking up trash and bringing it outside for recycling.

The volunteers will be always supervised by an experienced diver and will receive comprehensive training on the marine conservation subject. Anyone can participate, from beginners (start with the Open Water certification) or more experienced divers (start with the Advanced Open Water certification or specializations such as Search & Recovery or Aware). 

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. We have cleaned over 950 Kgs of trash from our Oceans since February! Join the team! 

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Suitable for

Wheel Chairs

Typical day

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

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
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).
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
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

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

Free-time activities

Our team will give you the best tips to explore the city!

Start by visiting:

  • Sintra
  • Cabo da Roca
  • Arrábida

Water Sports
Winter Sports


What's included?
Besides accommodation, 3 meals a day, insurance, support 24/7 and an introduction day, it includes internationally recognized diving certifications and exploration dives accordingly to your experience.
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
Airport Pickup

Our coordinators will personally pick you up! :)


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
1 week (min. stay)
2 weeks
3 weeks
4 weeks (max. stay)

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 tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
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.

Get ready to volunteer in Portugal

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Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Portugal. Please check the visa regulations for Portugal.
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Portugal.

What's next?

The nearest airport is Lisbon Portela (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.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Portugal you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Portugal.
Rua da Prata, Lisbon, Portugal

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