What to expect

The volunteers will be housed in comfortable seaside cottage accommodation twin-share en-suite, or if elected, dorm. The seaside community is small enough to walk between the cottage, the beach jump-off point for the divesites and the local fisherman’s village.

For the reef rehabilitation volunteers, mornings will be spent on classroom sessions and/or dives, afternoons on dives and data entry. Teaching volunteers will teach according to a timetable of morning, afternoon and evening sessions.

There will be ample time (including a no-dive day) to relax by the beach or explore the nearby village, waterfall and hills.

Steps from the pebble beach is the main communal building with a breezy patio where classroom sessions are conducted and where you will do data entry, eat and relax. The common area has a kitchen.

Meals will be cooked by the fishermen and/or their wives and brought to the common eating area. Breakfast will be largely do-it-yourself, with fruit, bread, eggs and instant noodles provided. You will be expected to wash up your crockery and cutlery after each use.

The fishermen’s village by the sea is about one kilometre from the main village with the marketplace and village temples. The famous Les Waterfall is also located there. The villagers are friendly and will be happy to include you in their local ceremonies and temple visits. Treat them like a friend with respect, and they will also do the same.

Important note for divers:

Prior to diving, you must sign a medical declaration confirming fitness for diving and a liability release on arrival. You must also produce evidence of your dive certification (minimum open water) and insurance covering diving (standard travel insurance should have this cover, or PADI/DAN). Failure to do so will entitle us to refuse your dive participation for which no refunds will be given