Volunteer Diving and
Marine Conservation Project
This is for the development of a MPA (Marine protection Area) in
SavuSavu Bay, Fiji.
This programme is
suited to all scuba diving enthusiasts, beginner or qualified,
looking to give something back to conservation. The Programme
This 6-week programme is split into 3 main sections – Cultural
Experiences, Scuba Diving and Conservation. However, the programme
finishes with a few days relaxing on one of Fiji’s most popular
beaches, so you have a holiday week too.
Scuba Diving Course During the first 2 weeks you will receive your scuba diving
training, which will enable you to join the conservation programme
and partake in the diving at other points during the programme. Your
training will require you to complete 2 scuba courses – either the
PADI Open Water Course and the Advanced Open Water Course; or the
Advanced Open Water Course and Rescue Diver Course – the option you
complete depends on whether you have already taken your Open Water
Also during the first 2 weeks, you will stay with a traditional
Fijian village and learn all about the way of life of these amazing
friendly people. You will spend half of your time on the scuba
courses, with the remainder of your time spent with the village
people, in a complete cultural immersion programme.
The project aims to build an MPA (Marine Protected Area) in Savusavu
Bay, Vanua Levu Island. A marine protected area is a place where
corals, fish and other marine eco-systems are allowed to flourish
without risk of being altered or harmed by man.