We need the support of international volunteers to help with our current projects.
The main activity for volunteers is to help with the construction of our artificial reef. Most days volunteers work side by side local fishermen, working together to create many diverse and creative reef structures optimized to be a perfect substrate for coral and a habitat for fish.
Volunteers also have an opportunity to help at our plastic recycling centre, turning waste plastic into useable materials alongside children from the school. At the recycling centre volunteers will learn the process of recycling plastic by helping the school children to collect, clean, shred and mould the plastic so that is can be repurposed.
In the afternoons there is a chance for volunteers to visit the local school and even teach classes focused on marine conservation education or plastic recycling. Conservation volunteers can work with teaching volunteers to plan the class and educate the students about the importance of their environment and how & why we should protect it.
As a program we try to encourage this by organising weekly beach cleans with the students from the school, collecting waste plastic from the beach and bringing it to our recycling centre.
All volunteers with at least a PADI Open Water Diver certification are welcome to join us diving as part of our program. We aim to dive every week and as long as we make enough structures we can deploy them at the end of the week. This involves moving and positioning structures underwater to make sure they are in an optimum formation for fish and coral. For us, any dive can be a clean up dive and volunteers are encouraged to join us in collecting any kind of marine litter they find and bringing it out with them. For volunteers wanting to learn to dive or advance their skills we offer PADI certifications at an extra cost.