Hello! What are some of your favourite marine conservation/research projects that might be looking for a volunteer for a couple of months? In particular, I'm hoping to up my dive experience, and possibly my dive qualifications while I'm at it (currently Advanced). Anywhere in South East Asia, really... Thanks for a fantastic blog!

Asked by ingypingy

Thanks for following! Here are a few:

Thresher Shark Research and Conservation Project

Coral Cay Conservation - Philippines

Opwall - Indonesia

Blue Ventures - Malaysia


I’m sure there’s plenty more, and they do vary in quality so make sure you do your homework! Look at the project and think about why they have volunteers. Is the conservation project there for the volunteers or are the volunteers there for the conservation project?


  1. ingypingy said: Taa heaps :)
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