Bahamas Marine Conservation
Join our Volunteer Marine Conservation project in the Bahamas and help create marine parks, assist local communities and teach conservation awareness in primary schools. Learn to dive and become a PADI Advanced Diver!
As part of our team of Marine Research Assistants, you'll experience unforgettable diving, make a whole community of friends and help ensure that future generations will care for the reef and its long term survival. Don't just talk about conservation, come and make a positive impact.
- Live and work on a stunning Caribbean island
- Become an experienced PADI qualified diver
- Get high quality biology and research training from Gapforce marine scientists
- Swim with sharks, rays & turtles!
- Work with Bahamas National Trust on a vital long term project
- Immerse yourself in the laid-back culture of the Caribbean
- Make new friends for life!
Learn about marine ecosystems and conservation methods and become an Assistant Marine Researcher
Volunteer Assistant Marine researchers needed! Come to the Bahamas and work with our local partners to protect the coral reefs and provide a sustainable future for this beautiful island. No experience required just the desire to make a difference. Learn to dive with full PADI dive training.
You'll be trained by experienced scientists in how to complete underwater marine surveys and how to identify the many species of animals and coral you'll see including invasive species.
You'll also learn how to monitor marine movements and how to locate breeding and feeding grounds. The underwater world becomes your new home.
Learn to dive/improve your skills
To complete your project work you will need to be a capable diver, so we will train you to PADI Advanced Open Water level, and then add in your Emergency First Response qualification for good measure too!
Plus with the amount of diving you'll be doing, and the variety of dive sites in the Bahamas you'll leave a competent and experienced scuba diver with some amazing memories for your time in the Caribbean!
Help out at the local school
During your program we head to one of two local primary schools. Here you'll use your knowledge of marine conservation to teach the young children about the valuable marine life that surrounds their island and how to protect it in the future.
Have fun !
No diving on Sunday mornings so Saturday nights are party night – usually involving fancy dress!! The group will either plan an event or cook a big meal and there's always plenty of time to relax, swim, sunbathe and get to know the local community. We live on the beach, in our colourful traditional Bahamian house >
- Unlimited Scuba diving!
- PADI Open Water, Advanced Open Water and Emergency First Response qualifications (at extra cost)
- Technical dive gear, including BCD’s, regulators, tanks and dive weights
- Introductory marine conservation and science training
- Marine survey training
- Comprehensive pre-departure support & video briefing
- Experienced Gapforce Leaders supervising throughout the program
- Airport transfers
- Welcome and safety briefing
- All accommodation
- 3 meals a day
- All transport
- Organised social and day-trip activities
- 24/7 UK emergency backup
- Gapforce T-shirt
Why I Chose Bahamas
"We run a marine conservation program focusing on the study of the local reef, which happens to be the third largest in the world. I have been lucky enough to dive in a number of destinations but nothing compares to the reef here.
The topography is just astounding. We spend time teaching at the local school, focusing conservation and the preservation of the marine ecosystem. During the summer months we spend time with the summer camp teaching the local kids to snorkel and basic first aid.
We have access to both oceanic and inland blue holes which is very unique. Andros has three or four very special blue holes such as King Kong, which is an oceanic blue hole, Captain Bills and Stalactite are two inland blue holes."Warren Beyers, Gapforce Expedition Leader, Bahamas
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