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Marine Conservation - Dive and Clean the Ocean

Lisboa, Portugal show on map

Agency | ImpacTrip

An experience for those who just love the Ocean. Discover a new underwater world and contribute to clean trash from the Atlantic Ocean. From beginners to advanced divers!

Program Summary

In the Marine Conservation program you will have the opportunity to join a variety of conservation efforts focused on the protection of the marine ecosystem in the Coastline of Portugal. By collaboration with a diving school which has a special emphasis on the local environmental protection you can:

  • Take internationally recognized Diving certifications;
  • Explore the underwater world of Portuguese coastline (fish, caves and sinked ships are some of the examples!);
  • Learn about the Marine ecosystem and how you can protect it;- Collect trash from the Ocean to recycle it;
  • Work with the local community - educate the local community about environmental issues, conservation and protection of biodiversity and marine resources.

You will always be supervised by an experienced diver instructor and will receive comprehensive training on the marine conservation subject. Any person can participate, from beginners (that will start with the Open Water Dive Certification) or more experienced divers as the program is adapted to your diving experience. Observe fish of all colors, touch weird seaweeds, explore underwater caves and discover boat wrecks and much 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. Discover this new underwater world and contribute to clean up the Atlantic Ocean by bringing trash out during your dive.

Program Highlights

  1. Have fun and volunteer 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.

Typical day

The schedule will depend on the diving experience of the volunteer. We can send you the table with the different dicing tracks!

Details on Arrival

This program starts every week on Monday.

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. We take volunteers on local trips every week! :)

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/Music
Sightseeing
Diving/Snorkling
Shopping/Souvenirs
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) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
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
50+

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
ImpacTrip (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 ImpacTrip

Includes

  • Accommodation at a dormitory at a sustainable hostel in the city center (Private rooms with shared bathroom are also available for an extra costs upon request)
  • Three meals a day, everyday: breakfast, lunch, dinner cooked by a Portuguese cook (Vegetarian, gluten-free and meals for lactose-intolerant are also available upon request.)
  • Pick-up at the airport and transfer to the accommodation (At any time)
  • Guided city tour (2 hours)
  • Placement coordination with each non-profit
  • Diving certifications appropriate to your diving experience
  • All diving equipment necessary
  • Support 24/7 365 days a year at anytime
  • Insurance Limited coverage

Not included

  • Flights
  • Transport between accommodation and the diving school
  • Personal expenses
Airport Pickup at Lisbon Portela Airport

Our coordinators will personally pick you up! :)

Accommodation

Impact House

Volunteers are accommodated in a centrally located sustainable hostel. It has dormitory-style rooms accommodating from 4-10 participants (single gender) and private rooms are available for upgrades upon request. Bathrooms are shared. Bedding and towels are provided and changed regularly. Wi-fi is freely available in the hostel, and of course in many cafe's and restaurants. There is a big sunny terrace and big common areas for interns to relax and meet other people from all over the world-. This accommodation was specially chosen due to its sustainable concept that an integrated part of how this hostel works and the experience that you will have.

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

All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are included on the program fees. The meals are prepared daily by a Portuguese cook lady (Impact mum) who uses fresh local ingredients to offer volunteers the best of typical Portuguese dishes.

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)
$899.00
2 weeks
$1,499.00
3 weeks
$2,199.00
4 weeks (max. stay)
$2,799.00
Average fees
$799.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Lisboa/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.
  Europe Southern Europe Portugal  Lisboa, Rua do Possolo 16

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