This was my first experience of any marine conservation programme and had never been diving so prior to joining I was slightly apprehensive. From the outset of the expedition we were made to feel very comfortable and the team ensured any concerns were dealt with very quickly. The dive instructor Bic was really good and made learning the new skill very simple. It was clear the field scientists were incredibly passionate about their work and working with the conservation staff, the impact BV has had on the local area is obvious. Had an incredible time and would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in making a positive impact to the area.