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.
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).
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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