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Marine Conservation & PADI Divemaster Internship in the Seychelles

Marine Conservation & PADI Divemaster Internship in the Seychelles

Marine Conservation & PADI Divemaster Internship in the Seychelles

Trip Details:

Operator:   GVI - Global Vision International
Price From:  10,495 USD
Program duration:  24 week
Trip Dates:  01-01-2017,30-04-2017,01-06-2017,30-09-2017

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About this program

Make a positive impact on your career in marine conservation and on marine ecosystems in the Seychelles. Join this 24-week internship and learn about the conservation efforts in this area while receiving your PADI Divemaster certification! You will partake in coral reef monitoring and recovery research, invertebrate and fisheries surveys, sea turtle breeding research, as well as the development of an environmental education and awareness program!

GVI Internship programs focus on the development of professional skills while providing a well-rounded conservation experience. Participants are provided with a mentor who will monitor the progress on a weekly basis and be a professional reference after successful completion of the program.

Itinerary

Life on the Internship

Your First 12 Weeks During your expedition phase expect working days to long and starting early in the morning. Diving days will begin with preparing the dive boat, followed by a short journey to one of the research dive sites. Depending on weather conditions, we aim for everyone to have 1 or 2 dives/snorkels a day, 5 days a week, during which you will conduct underwater surveys after completion of your training. On other days, you should expect to be involved in additional projects and activities, including training sessions, beach cleans, marine debris surveys, environmental education sessions or alternative income training with the local community depending on local and project needs at the time. The days are rounded off with an evening debrief, followed by dinner and time to relax, take in the beautiful sunset and share stories.

Country Fast Facts

Seychelles

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Continent: Africa
Official Language(s) English, French, Seychelles Creole
Capital: Victoria
Population 92,000 (2012 estimate)
Climate(s) Tropical Rainforest
Major Airport(s): Seychelles International Airport (SEZ)
Economic Driver(s): Fishing, Tourism, Agriculture, Manufacturing
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