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Fiji Marine Conservation Expedition

Fiji Marine Conservation Expedition

Fiji Marine Conservation Expedition

Trip Details:

Operator:   GVI - Global Vision International
Price From:  4,000 USD
Program duration:  12 week

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About this program

Dive in crystal blue water and discover the rich biodiversity of the South Pacific while assisting with the local management of marine protected areas. Contribute to national efforts to conserve Fiji’s delicate coral reefs and marine ecosystems while living on GVI’s research base on the stunning Caqalai Island. Travel to idyllic traditional Fijian villages; gain your PADI Advanced Open Water qualification and contribute towards tangible, long-term community benefits.

 

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Itinerary

Project Life

You will first complete an initial training phase where you will learn to accurately identify locally targeted fish or coral species. Training will involve snorkel and dive point outs with GVI staff, as well as learning benthic coral and invertebrate. Depending on weather conditions, we aim for everyone to have 1 or 2 dives/snorkels each day, 5 days a week, during which you will conduct underwater surveys after you complete your training. Besides diving, you should expect to be involved in additional projects and activities, including training sessions, marine debris surveys and removal, environmental education session or alternative income training, depending on local and project needs. You will also be required to complete base duties. You will stay on GVI’s Caqalai Island base in basic dormitory accommodation with your fellow volunteers with a communal kitchen, living and work area, taking turns with base duties on a rotational basis. Weekends are usually yours to rest up and relax, or perhaps even explore some of the surrounding area, all depending on the project needs and requirements.

Country Fast Facts

Fiji

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Continent: Oceania
Official Language(s) English, Fijian, Hindi
Capital: Suva
Population 858,038
Climate(s) Equatorial
Major Airport(s): Nadi International Airport (NAN)
Economic Driver(s): Tourism, Trade
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