Marine Conservation Volunteering in Ireland


  Marine Dimensions’ short term marine conservation volunteering trips have been developed as an option for students, graduates and wildlife enthusiasts who would like to experience working in the field of marine conservation and environmental education. Designed to run over a period of one or two weeks, the placements include a wide range of activities, such as assisting our biologists on our community based education programme, caring for marine animals in aquaria and … [Read more...]

Little and Large: Surveying and Safeguarding Coral Reefs & Whale Sharks of the Maldives Archipelago


The Maldives Marine Research Centre (MRC) of the Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture identified a need for further research and monitoring work as far back as 1997. Biosphere Expeditions is addressing this need and is also working with Reef Check (RC) and the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) in order to provide vital data on reef health. Data from the coral reef surveys will be used at international, regional and national levels to provide a ‘status report’ on the health of Maldivian … [Read more...]

Sail The Hebrides


On board Silurian, a team of scientists and volunteers are conducting visual and acoustic surveys to find out more about the distribution, abundance, movements and behaviour of whales, dolphins, porpoises and other fauna, such as basking sharks, seals and seabirds. They also investigate high-use habitats – areas that are particularly favourable for certain species, and anthropogenic impacts – and the effects of human activity on the region’s cetaceans. As a volunteer, you will have the … [Read more...]

Marine Science Internship in Belize with Real Gap


This four week internship is designed and run by marine scientists, giving eight students and graduates practical work experience and insight into life working in this fascinating line of work.  Interns will be working alongside a team of researchers and government authorities in Belize, which is home to the second largest barrier reef system in the world. Throughout the programme you will shadow and work alongside the founder of one of the most highly respected organisations in Belize, the … [Read more...]

South Africa Great White Shark Experience


With the world's shark populations becoming increasingly under threat and as a volunteer on this project you will play a pivotal role in observing and protecting these majestic creatures.  This is a very exciting program and not for the faint hearted!  You'll be getting up close to Great White Sharks, volunteering on a shark cage diving vessel and working alongside marine biologists conducting research on these fascinating creatures, their environment and other marine wildlife.  You might even … [Read more...]

Belize Dive and Marine Conservation with Real Gap


Belize is home to some of the most beautiful and unspoilt marine life in the world, yet this beauty and tranquility is under threat.  As a volunteer on this fascinating programme, you’ll have the opportunity to play your part in vital research survey dives in the waters off the stunning Belizean coastline!  If you haven’t dived before, don’t worry as we’ll include a PADI Open Water Dive Course for you to help you make the most of your time in Belize!  There are many areas of study for the team … [Read more...]

Marine Research Internships with Whales & Dolphins, near Cape Town in South Africa


Our location offers significant opportunities for research as the ocean around Dyer Island is home to the most dense population of Great White Sharks.  Also, from July to December each year the bay is a vitally important breeding habitat for large numbers of the endangered Southern Right Whale.  The area is also home to populations of dolphins, as well as thousands of seals and seabirds.  Our conservation programmes offer unique year-round opportunities to work with many of these … [Read more...]

Conservation: Multi-Marine Project with Sharks, Whales and Dolphins, near Cape Town


Much emphasis is placed on observing behaviour and the interactions of sharks around the boat.  You will be taught how to get in and out of the cage and how to remain secure and safe in the cage.  You may have to record observations of the White Sharks.  This will include sex, size, markings and behaviour.  You might be asked to help fill in data sheets for the sharks they spot day to day.  Individual recognition of sharks is achieved through photographing dorsal fins, marks, scars and … [Read more...]

Conservation: The Great White Shark Project, near Cape Town in South Africa


The Shark Conservation organisation you'll work with is dedicated to the exploration and conservation of sharks and the preservation of their environment. Your work with them will help to gather accurate data on the white sharks to assist in management programmes for the ensured survival of the species. Your work will also help in their efforts to change negative public attitude towards sharks through awareness and education. When you arrive, you'll be given a lot of training before starting … [Read more...]

Shark Conservation Volunteer Project in Fiji


This project is perfect for anyone with a passion for marine wildlife and the great outdoors. The Fiji Shark Conservation Project offers you the chance to get up close to some of the most endangered and mis-understood animals in the world. Volunteers are welcome on a gap year, a career break, for university research, or even as an opportunity to experience a very different way of life! Working directly with the Fiji Shark Conservation Project, conducting the work of internationally renowned … [Read more...]