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Marine Conservation Volunteering

Despite covering over 70% of our planet, only 0.6% of the world oceans are protected. Humans are damaging the world’s fragile marine ecosystems and the species they support at an alarming rate. Fishing practices are unsustainable, with stocks of our fished species expected to collapse before 2050. Billions of unwanted fish and other animals are caught as bycatch, with dolphins, turtles, seabirds, sharks, and corals dying due to inefficient, illegal, and destructive fishing practices. Pollution is suffocating and poisoning our oceans through oil spills, sewage, chemical and agricultural waste and plastic, with 20 million tonnes of plastic entering the oceans each year. So what can you do?


Wildlife conservation programmes are vitally important in the effort to protect species and their habitats. Frontier runs several marine conservation programmes, working in some of the most biodiverse but threatened marine areas on the planet. Volunteers support our trained scientific researchers in collecting baseline data and monitoring changes in biodiversity, contributing to the protection of threatened wildlife and ecosystems, whilst having the privilege of observing wildlife in its natural habitat. We are currently working on the protection of coral reefs, mangrove forests and seagrass meadows, and with species of shark, ray, turtle, dolphin, manatee and hundreds of fish and invertebrate species. Data collected on these projects is used to inform and educate governments, businesses and communities responsible for the protection of these areas and species.

Check out this diving video from our Madagascar Marine Conservation project:

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Fiji Marine Conservation & Diving

Fiji Marine Conservation & Diving

Scuba dive in the crystal clear waters of the south Pacific. Live in paradise on a beach camp and carry out important marine conservation work.

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"My journey to Fiji started off with a 25 minute rickety old 10 seater propeller powered plane jou..."

prices from £1095

Region: Australasia

Activity: Marine

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: FJM

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Madagascar Marine Conservation & Diving

Madagascar Marine Conservation & Diving

Dive in some of the least explored marine sites in the world, helping further the research and protection of these pristine ecosystems and work towards a sustainable environment in Madagascar.

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"I wanted to learn to dive, but I also hoped to learn about marine life and conservation. My expec..."

prices from £895

Region: Africa

Activity: Marine

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: MGM

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Madagascar Teaching, Wildlife & Diving

Madagascar Teaching, Wildlife & Diving

An unforgettable teaching experience, a breathtaking trek through the prolific forests teeming with flora and fauna, and scuba diving in one of the best diving spots in the world!

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"I would say the best thing about working with Frontier is that they give you a push forward in li..."

prices from £845

Region: Africa

Activity: TEFL

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: MGA

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Belize Marine Conservation & Diving

Belize Marine Conservation & Diving

Dive in some of the most pristine and renowned marine sites in the world, helping further the research and protection of these pristine ecosystems in Belize.

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"Had a great time in Belize. It's a really chilled country and the project was lots of fun. We..."

prices from £895

Region: The Americas

Activity: Marine

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: BZM

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Fiji Shark Conservation

Fiji Shark Conservation

Live on Frontier's purpose built research beach camp in the south Pacific and get involved with the conservation of these beautiful, vital and yet most misunderstood animals of the sea.

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"I was 20 years older than any of the older volunteers, but that made no difference. I felt that i..."

prices from £1145

Region: Australasia

Activity: Enviro

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: FSK

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Belize Manatee Conservation

Belize Manatee Conservation

Enjoy the white sands, blue waters and relaxed Caribbean atmosphere of Belize while making a valuable contribution to the protection of this rare and elusive species and their under threat habitats.

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"The trip and program were great. Caye Caulker is beautiful and the work we did (snorkel surveys,..."

prices from £895

Region: The Americas

Activity: Group

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: BMT

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Tenerife Whale & Dolphin Conservation

Tenerife Whale & Dolphin Conservation

Explore the beautiful island of Tenerife and gain valuable experience in conservation whilst working to protect these majestic species in their natural habitat.

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"When i first landed in Tenerife i was nervous and excited, it was my first time going abroad alon..."

prices from £350

Region: Europe

Activity: Marine

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: TRW

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Tanzania Whale Sharks & Turtles

Tanzania Whale Sharks & Turtles

Assist in work contributing towards the conservation of the majestic whale shark and beautiful turtle in these crystal clear waters around Mafia island.

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"During my summer this year, between my AS and A2 levels I went to Tanzania for 3 weeks to volunte..."

prices from £845

Region: Africa

Activity: 1stTime

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: TZW

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Tanzania Divemaster Internship

Tanzania Divemaster Internship

Achieve your professional PADI diving qualification and gain work experience in marine conservation whilst diving the pristine waters of Mafia Island.

prices from £2795

Region: Africa

Activity: Scuba

Duration: 3 months +

Project Code: TDI

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Madagascar Divemaster Internship

Madagascar Divemaster Internship

Achieve your professional PADI diving qualification and gain work experience in marine conservation whilst diving the pristine waters of Madagascar.

prices from £2995

Region: Africa

Activity: Scuba

Duration: 12 weeks

Project Code: MDI

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