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Diving and Marine conservation in Thailand

POSTED ON 14 Feb 2024
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Become immersed in the world of marine conservation as a dedicated volunteer, both on land and beneath the waves as a research diver. Your mission? To safeguard the existence of coral reefs and the multitude of marine life reliant upon them for survival.

Join forces with a leading marine research organization, embarking on daily dives (weather permitting!) to delve into the intricacies of the local ecosystem. Your efforts will focus on comprehending and addressing the challenges facing reef conservation, including the detrimental impacts of pollution, climate change, and physical damage.

Through firsthand observation and hands-on involvement, you'll witness the direct effects of these threats on marine habitats and species. Armed with knowledge and passion, you'll actively contribute to the development and implementation of conservation strategies aimed at preserving these vital ecosystems.

As a marine conservation volunteer, you'll not only explore the depths of the ocean but also delve into the heart of conservation efforts, making a tangible difference in the ongoing battle to protect our oceans. Join us in this noble cause and become a guardian of the seas, ensuring a brighter future for coral reefs and the diverse marine life they sustain.

What will I be doing? 

f you're passionate about preserving the underwater world, joining as a marine conservation volunteer offers numerous avenues to make a meaningful impact.

Your involvement in project tasks may encompass a variety of activities, aimed at understanding and safeguarding marine ecosystems. While you won't necessarily undertake all tasks listed below, they provide a glimpse into the diverse opportunities available:

Sampling and Measuring Coral Mass: Dive into the depths to collect samples and measure the health of coral reefs, essential for assessing their vitality and resilience.

Fish Observation and Behavior Study: Witness the captivating diversity of marine life firsthand, observing and documenting fish species and their natural behaviors up close.

Photographic Documentation: Capture the beauty of coral and marine creatures through photography, aiding in the documentation of changes occurring within underwater habitats over time.

Data Collection for Research Projects: Contribute to governmental surveys and research initiatives by gathering valuable data on marine ecosystems, assisting in the formulation of conservation strategies.

Coral Health Assessment: Investigate the extent of live coral cover and monitor the impacts of coral bleaching, crucial for understanding and mitigating threats to reef health.

Fish Surveys: Conduct surveys to catalog the diverse fish species inhabiting the area, providing insights into ecosystem dynamics and biodiversity.

Coral Propagation and Reef Restoration: Participate in coral propagation efforts by cultivating "nubbins" in aquariums and transplanting them onto reefs, contributing to restoration efforts.

Water Temperature Monitoring: Monitor water temperature levels to gauge environmental conditions and detect potential stressors affecting marine life.

Reef Cleanup Initiatives: Take part in coral reef cleanup programs, removing harmful debris such as fishing lines and litter to maintain pristine underwater environments.

Keep in mind that weather conditions can impact dive activities, so we recommend a minimum commitment of four weeks to maximize your involvement and contribution to the project. Embrace the unpredictability of nature and embark on a journey of discovery and conservation in the vibrant underwater realm.


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From £1570

Included with this course
  • Food included
  • Specialist equipment included
  • Company rep
  • Airport pick up

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