• Australia
    • Great Barrier Reef
2 to 3 weeks

Program Details

Age Min.
Age Max
Short Term Spring Break Summer Year Round
Hostel Tent
Small Group (1-15) Medium Group (16-30)
Travel Type
Family Senior Travelers Solo Women


Starting Price
$3,170 USD
Price Details
Prices are quoted in $AUD and change depending upon which dive course volunteers undertake.
$3275 - Open Water Dive Certificate
$3170 - Advanced Water Dive Certificate
$3330 - Rescue Dive Certificate

$1300 Extra week (includes volunteering at the turtle rehabilitation centre and more reef monitoring surveys at a different island).

Project fees include:
Pre-departure support
24 hour In-Country support
Project Information Book
Project orientation
Field equipment and materials
24-hour O2E emergency phone
Certificate of Participation, if requested
What's Included
Accommodation Meals
What's Not Included
Activities Airfare Domestic Airfare Airport Transfers Some Meals SIM cards Transportation Travel Insurance Visa
Mar 06, 2020
Oct 25, 2019

About Program

In collaboration with a prominent SCUBA diving operator in the outer reef of Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA), volunteers can have the unique opportunity to be part of an important Marine Conservation project on the iconic Great Barrier Reef that has a high commitment to environmental protection and sustainability.

Volunteers complete a ‘liveaboard’ dive qualifications (Open Water, Advanced or Rescue Diver) on the Great Barrier Reef, then contribute to the monitoring program ‘Eye on the Reef’ as a certified diver, snorkeler and volunteer marine conservationist. Volunteers can gain experience undertaking underwater rapid monitoring surveys, fish identification surveys, and coral health monitoring. Data gathered is used by the GBRMPA to make informed decisions and understand the reef health status, the distribution of protected species and provide early warning signs of a changing environment.

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Program Highlights

  • Start or advance your diving qualifications on a liveaboard on one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Work with reef experts to get the most of this learning experience.
  • Make a significant contribution to the conservation and long-term protection of the endangered Great Barrier Reef.
  • Use free time to explore what the Tropical North Queensland has to offer.
  • Opt for the ‘Marine Conservation Extra Week’ option to get hands on experience caring for injured and sick turtles in the rehabilitation centre and learn more about turtle sea turtle ecology and biology.

Program Impact

The data you will gather will contribute to greater scientific studies. These studies are being used to protect and support marine wildlife and ecosystems.

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