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Nosy Be Conservation

Marine Conservation Assistance

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Learn about Marine Life and how to protect it. Dive in our conservation site and discover how to create artificial reef.
Be part of our local teaching project !

The project

Nosy Be Conservation offers a Marine Conservation program that is based on practical underwater work. We are protecting coral reef by creating some artificial and fixing damaged  reef.

Coral reefs are the most important element in marine life, beacause they provide oxygen and lot of ressources. Scientist think that we already loose 40% of the coral reef around the world.

Participants will learn about marine biology, how to build an artificial reef, do corals transplantation and maintenance it. At the end of your journey you did something real. 

The location

The organisation is based in Nosy Be Island, the most developed part in 

All volunteers will have a individual room in the Volunteer House, located 50m of the beach. 

Our artificial dive site, where we gonna work on is 2km away of the shore close to a litlle Isand called Nosy Tanga.

Who we are looking for

Participant will have to work with the local team and other participant. We also do some teaching in the Business Chamber of Nosy Be.

We are looking for motivated people who want to help us to create a real change. If you are looking for a teenager summercamp this is not the right place.

Typical day

We usualy dive 2 times a day 5 days a week, depending of the different condition.

A "basic" week schedule is :

From Tuesday to Saturday we dive 2 time a day. Mostly in the morning and sometime in the afternoon for night dive.
The rest of the day, we can work on theory or just have free time to relax and enjoy life here.

On Thursday afternoon, we have some Teaching courses that we provide in the Business Chamber in the City.

Sunday and Monday are OFF. So you can discover the Island, sleep in some others Island close to Nosy Be, do some Party ( Sunday is the Busy Night Life here) or just enjoy with what you like.

Details on Arrival

This Program is running all year round from March to mid-December. 

There is no specific days and time about arrival and departure.

Free-time activities

During your Free Time you will have plenty of places to discover. 

There is one National Park on the Island where you can discover some endemical species. 

There is 2 Island close where you can spend the all week end and an other one a bit further but defenitely the most beautifull. 

  • The Island of Nosy Tanikely, wich is a Marine Parc, perfect for snorckerling and diving. 
  • The Island of Nosy Sakatia, where you can swim with giant turttles. 
  • The Island of Nosy Iranja the most beautifull one, just for spend some times in a real postal card. 

In Nosy Be, you can also enjoy some trekking, there is few little montains with an amasing scenic view on the top and a waterfall aswell.
You can either rent a taxi, scooter, motobike or quad, or just go for a walk, everywhere is easy to acces and safe.
Because this is the most developped part of Madagascar and the Malagasy "Saint Tropez", Nosy Be have a lot of tourist activity available.

If you need any information to plan your trip, do not hesitate to contact us.

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/Music
Sightseeing
Diving/Snorkling
Shopping/Souvenirs
Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Sports
Riding

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) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School level
Required Documents
Ability to Scuba Diving by a Physician
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
English Speeking
Know how to swim and not scared of water
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 07:30 - 13:00

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

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Before your journey

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Nosy Be Conservation (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Services by Nosy Be Conservation

Food & Drink, accommodation and conservation training are included in the fees.

Accommodation

You will have your proper room with a single bed, mosquito net, fan and power plug. For sensitive devices we have in the comon room a power converter providing stable power. There is a real toilet and real shower. 

A Housekeeper is working 6days a week to keep everythingh clean and also do you laundry and we do have a guardian to keep the place safe at any time.

Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

All Meals will be provided: BreakFast, Lunch and Dinner.

For the drink we provide water, tea  and coffee, during the day and aswell on the boat.

If you have any particular thing about your diet or allergy, we gonna adapt your meal. Just let us know before.

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. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Fascene Airport (NOS) in Nossi-be. We assist you to find cheap flights to Madagascar.
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 Madagascar provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Madagascar you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Madagascar.
Costs (Prices in USD)
1 week (min. stay)
$350.00
2 weeks
$700.00
3 weeks
$1,050.00
4 weeks
$1,400.00
6 weeks
$2,100.00
8 weeks
$2,800.00
12 weeks (max. stay)
$4,200.00
Average fees
$350.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in nosy be/Madagascar between 1 week and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Nosy Be Conservation will let you know about the final price during your application process.
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Deposit (15%)
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Nosy Be Conservation during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
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