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Conservation and diving in Madagascar

Dive in some of the least explored marine sites in the world and work towards a sustainable environment

Duration

1 week – 6 months

Price

From £895

Location

Nosy Be

Provider

In brief

Help further the research and protection of these pristine ecosystems  in Madagascar.

The vivid multi-coloured corals and luxuriant sea grass beds of Madagascar provide rich feeding grounds for an extraordinary array of colourful reef fish, rays, sea urchins, anemones, octopus and even sea turtles, while barracuda, sharks, dolphins, migrating whales and shoals of pelagics cruise the deep blue waters offshore.

You can explore this exquisite, untarnished underwater world as you learn to dive off the island of Nosy Be. Meaning ‘Big Island’ in Malagasy, this location certainly lives up to its name.

 

You will discover and chart extensive areas of pristine coral, record healthy populations of fish and coral cover, and learn to identify a wide range of intertidal creatures from tiny hermit crabs to sparkling sea anemones.

On shore you will explore the lush mangrove forests, the unique ecosystems which straddle the land and the ocean. You’ll learn how artisanal fishing communities live and utilise the rich marine resources and about which groups of marine organisms are being harvested sustainably and which are being over exploited or hunted to extinction.

The results from your investigations will supply vital information on the Madagascan coastline to enable the sustainable management of natural resources in the region and the protection of the marine wildlife.
Your days will be eventful; the work will be challenging, rewarding and fun.

Your discoveries will be of huge benefit to the conservation of these fabulous coral reefs and you will gain immense satisfaction from knowing that you have helped protect these precious natural resources for future generations.

This project is available for the special price of £250 per week over the Christmas period.  Placements starting on the 24th or 31st of December 2018 are eligible for this price, subject to availability. 

Interested? Then make an enquiry.