Gain knowledge and experience in a variety of eco systems surrounding the island

Contribute to one of the largest databases for coral surveying on Coral Watch

Learn about what local life is like in the Maldives

Learn more about coral reefs and what organisms you can find in them

Gain knowledge and experience in coral reef monitoring and coral gardening.

You will also take part in coral gardening to restore the degraded reefs.

Coral reefs need to be regularly monitored as they play a very important role in the Maldives. They are necessary for many species of fish and invertebrates as they provide a safe habitat and protection from predators. They also help to protect coastlines from tropical storms and effects from waves. For the Maldives in particular, the coral reefs are what attracts thousands of tourists every year, making tourism the leading contributor for income. Without the reefs the Maldives would suffer, so the work you would be carrying out as a volunteer will help the resident’s long term!

You will be given the chance to immerse yourself in a different culture and experience the 'real' Maldives. The Maldives is far more than just luxury resorts (although you will get chance to experience the luxurious resorts too if you wish to have day visit.

Typical Itenerary

Day 1 Arrive in the Maldives

Day 2 Orientation, tour around the island and/or visit to uninhabited island

Day 3 Introductory session on coral reef conservation & Snorkeling to uninhabited island

Day 4 Thinadhoo Trip (Tour around the island) & Night Fishing

Day 5 Trip to sandbank/uninhabited island & movie night

Day 6 Coral reef surveying, coral planting & data entering, & BBQ

Day 7 Trip to uninhabited island, Snorkeling & Beach cleaning

Day 8 Coral reef surveying, coral planting, and language exchange with locals

Day 9 Free day, Optional activity **

Day 10 Relaxation on unique uninhabited island & coral reef surveying

Day 11 Snorkeling & Dolphin Watching - Tour, DURATION: 02 hours

Day 12 Madaveli Island tour, snorkeling and Cuisine Night – volunteers cook for the locals and vice versa

Day 13 Rest & Night Beach Farewell Party with traditional music

Day 14 Free day, Optional activity; **

** On free Optional activity may include a day visit to tourists’ resorts with a minimum fee to cover transport and access. Discounts available on food and other services

Free Time Activities

As it is a small island there are limited activities to do in your spare time, however, you can go to local café designated or take a walk to the beach and watch the breathtaking sunsets. You can also spend your spare time enjoying some of the many activities on the island.

Price : $2,400
Duration : 2 Weeks


1st -14 July 2023

15th 28th July 2023

29th July -11th August 2023

12th - 25th August 2023

26th August – 8th September 2023

9 th -22 nd September 2023