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.
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.
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