Volunteer to protect whale sharks, dolphins seahorses and coral reefs in Mozambique.

All Out Africa

Marine Research and Whale Shark Conservation Project


Who: All Out Africa

Where: Tofo Beach, Mozambique

When: All year round

Focus: Multiple types of research with different species, including whale shark monitoring, coral reef surveying, dolphin research and seahorse monitoring.  From June to October volunteers can research migrating humpback whales.

Duration: 2-12 weeks | Project starts first Monday of the month

Suitability: Over 18s

Cost: 2 weeks from USD 2650 | Reduced cost for longer stays. 10% deposit required.

Find out more: All Out Africa

As a volunteer, you will:

  • Gain hands-on experience of marine research techniques and analysis by collecting data through scuba diving, snorkelling safaris and beach walks.
  • Learn about the diverse species and megafauna, their numbers, behaviour and ecology, and help contribute to their conservation.
  • Collect ID photos of whale sharks and other megafauna including manta rays, turtles and leopard sharks.
  • Learn to scuba dive to monitor coral reefs, fish, echinoderms and nudibranchs (sea slugs).
  • Seahorse monitoring.
  • Humpback whale migration monitoring from land and by boat (June – October).
  • Turtle nesting monitoring, chiefly Loggerhead, but also Green, Leatherback and Hawksbill (November to March).
  • Get involved with beach clean ups and other environmental activities.

Scuba Diving

Dive Training: All volunteers will be trained up to a minimum of PADI Advanced Open Water (AOW). All training is included in the project cost (not for the 2 week option).

The Base

Accommodation: The Albatroz Lodge situated right on the beach.

Food: 3 meals a day.

Support: Airport pick up, 24-hour on-site support.

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