Operation Wallacea is a research and environmental organisation, working alongside university and college academics to build long term datasets to put towards various conservation management goals. We recruit volunteers to help out with the data collection, and train them in the skills and background that's needed to help effectively.
The Cuba project is a marine expedition based on the Isle of Youth, focusing on reef surveys and manatee populations alongside the marine research unit at the university of Havana. You can spend your first week learning to dive, followed by a reef ecology course, in addition to assisting in the various surveys. Accommodation is mixed, with some of the project being based out of a local hotel and other parts based on the University of Havanas research ship, the Felipe Poey.