Volunteer with Blue Ventures and contribute to critical marine conservation in a country at the heart of the Coral Triangle, home to the highest diversity of marine life on earth.
The waters of Timor-Leste are a biodiversity hotspot and a global marine conservation priority, yet data on the status of the marine ecosystem is severely lacking.
Blue Ventures’ volunteers assist our team of scientists with the collection of marine inventory data completing research dives in previously unsurveyed waters.
As well as surveying the status of the coral reefs, particular attention will be paid to threatened seagrass beds, this habitat, home to numerous vulnerable species, serves as a vital feeding ground and nursery area for reef fish and for six out of the seven world’s existing turtle species, which occur in the Coral Triangle.
All of the science and dive training throughout the expedition is designed and delivered by our experienced team.
Informal lectures, workshops, group discussions and practical exercises will guide you through the programme and provide you with the skills and knowledge required to carry out underwater research dives and contribute to our work.
“It was the best experience money can buy and I want to go back in time to do it again.” Harrison Root, 2017 Timor-Leste volunteer
Expedition volunteers are at the heart of everything we do and we’d love to have you join us!
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