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Diving & Marine Conservation in Thailand for Teens

Project Info
2 weeks
  • Sunday July 2nd 2017 - Saturday July 15th 2017
  • Sunday July 23rd 2017 - Saturday August 5th 2017
4 weeks
  • Sunday July 9th 2017 - Saturday August 5th 2017
2 weeks
  • Sunday December 10th 2017 - Saturday December 23rd 2017

  • Placement location: Ao Nang
  • Types of placements: Projects Abroad Conservation Site
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Age Requirements: 16-19 years old
  • Arrival Airport: Krabi (KBV) or Phuket (HKT) for an extra fee
  • Local Languages: Thai

Projects Abroad marine conservation volunteers prepare to dive for a fish survey in Thailand

If you're interested in marine life and want to try living on the beach, this project is perfect for you!

All volunteers on our conservation project in Thailand will be met by one of our staff members in Krabi, just 20km from Ao Nang where the project is based. You will complete a four-day Open Water course to qualify you to dive. In the initial stages when you're in shallow water, you'll learn how to breathe, clear your mask, and equalize pressure. You will also become familiar with the buddy system and using underwater sign language.

Once you have your diving certification, your efforts are rewarded by descending into a stunning underwater world of tropical fish, turtles, sea urchins, and corals. By observing and analyzing reef damage and fish populations, you play a part in conserving this precious ecosystem off the coast of South West Thailand. You will also help with a beach clean up and take part in reforestation work. The whole group lives together in a guesthouse or small resort by the beach.

During the two weeks you may also have the chance to visit a market, have a Thai massage, and go kayaking.

You can read more detailed information about the aims of the project in our Thailand Conservation Management Plan.

Volunteer Profile Teen volunteer Amy Park shares her experience on the Conservation & Environment project in Thailand
Amy Park
I would have to say, the diving days were my favorite days of the week. We would all board diving boats and sail out to the many beautiful islands located along the coast and from there we would dive down and work among the diverse sea creatures. The things I have seen in the water still resonate vividly in my memory. The sea turtles, moray eels, clownfish, anemones… Read more...

After your two weeks you will return home with a universally recognized qualification, a wealth of diving experience, and the knowledge that you have made a useful contribution to the preservation of a wonderful marine ecosystem.

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