Marine Conservation Diving in Cambodia

Koh Sen, Cambodia

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15 people
14 days
Code: 27
Volunteering Abroad
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Located just 13 kilometres out of the Cambodian coast town Kep is Koh Sen, an untouched and uninhabited island where our marine conservation project finds its home.

Despite boasting coral reefs and marine activity, the island remains virtually undiscovered and you will struggle to find it mentioned in most guidebooks. As it strays away from the tourist trail, it will allow you to experience genuine Cambodian life, culture and the unspoilt natural environment.

This program presents unique opportunity for those who want to learn more about oceans, experience marine conservation and work alongside a captivating local community.

Moreover, you will have the chance to become a fully qualified diver, complete an emergency first-aid response course, gain first-hand experience in coral reef surveying and learn about marine conservation and ecology. In addition to this, you will get involved with local educational community projects and work towards a sustainable future.

Please note this trip may require you to purchase a cultural experience week with it. Click Here to find the relevant cultural experience week based on the country where this trip operates in.

During 2017

This program starts every week.

During 2018

This program starts every week.

Aims & Objectives
  • Alter the perspectives of local inhabitants regarding their treatment of natural resources and marine life in Koh Sen
  • Give you invaluable, practical experience in marine conservation
  • Assist the local staff by providing an extra hand
Schedule
Week 1: Getting Started

Monday to Friday

  • Introduction and update on the project from the team
  • Introduction to the island and Khmer customs, language and culture
  • PADI Open Water course and/or advanced (if applicable)
  • Introduction to marine conservation and ecology lectures
Week 2 & Onwards: Getting Active

Monday to Friday

  • Classroom species ID skills and test
  • In-water species ID practice and exams
  • Coral reef survey methodology and dry run
  • Coral reef surveying and underwater data gathering
  • Community projects with local people on the mainland
  • Khmer language lessons
  • Community projects
  • Data collation and entry
  • De-brief and presentations

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Participant Criteria & Requirements
Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                18

Maximum age:                -

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                No

Passport copy required:        No

Resume copy required:        No

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements
  • The PADI Open Water certificate is a mandatory requirement but can be booked for an extra fee if you don’t have one.
  • The PADI Open Water certificate is a mandatory requirement but can be booked for an extra fee if you don’t have one.
Additional Equipment

No specific equipment required for this program.

Accommodation, food, airport pick-up (if required), full support in-country, pre-departure advice and project transport.

Flights, Travel Insurance, Visa, Vaccinations or Personal Spending Money

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