BV Madagascar Expedition - 2 months in Paradise

Impact: 10
Support: 10
Fun: 10
Value: 8
Safety: 10

I was the medic on an expedition to Madagascar. Having never been diving previously I was very apprehensive about the training, but this was excellent. We all managed to get necessary qualifications in time to allow us to survey. The science team teaching us were passionate and knowledgeable. The village we lived in was beautiful and BV employs a lot of local staff, which was a great way to learn about the community. Our accommodation was basic (cold salt water showers was a struggle for 2 months!) but clean.

As a medic I did not have very much to do, but all was within my capabilities. There is also a volunteer lead Italian Hospital in the village which I was able to spend a day shadowing. This gave me support on anything that I was unable to manage with the basic medical kit provided by BV.

Would you recommend this program?
Yes, I would
Year Completed