Location
  • Maldives

Program Details

Timeframe
Short Term Spring Break Summer Winter Year Round

Pricing

Starting Price
1690
Price Details
Accommodations:
Shared rooms in a volunteer house

Food:
Three meals daily

Airport Transfers:
Transfers are organised by the host organisation, however the cost is the responsibility of the volunteer (this should be no more than $10 USD). The speedboat transfer between Male and Naifaru is included in the project cost.

Support:
Comprehensive and professional pre-departure travel guidance, 24/7 GoEco emergency hotline, experienced local field team.
What's Included
Accommodation Meals Transportation
What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance
Sep 13, 2021
Dec 03, 2021
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About Program

Join marine conservationists in their efforts to rescue and rehabilitate sea turtles, as well as enjoy spending time in one of the most idyllic places in the world.

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Program Highlights

  • Join an ambitious coral gardening project
  • Explore uninhabited islands and go on snorkeling trips during weekly excursions
  • Experience life on a tropical island, surrounded by crystal waters and friendly community members
  • Learn from and work with experienced marine biologists and on-site veterinarian

Scholarships

GoEco Volunteer Scholarships

To assist prospective volunteers in taking part in one of their programs, GoEco, an eco-tourism company, awards one flight voucher of $1,000 and waived fees for a two-week program, plus travel insurance to successful beneficiaries of their scholarships. To apply, you must be currently enrolled at an educational institution to be eligible for the award.

Value
$1,000 - $3,000

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Anna
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My stay at the Maldives

Since forever, my dream was to go volunteering abroad whenever I had the chance. After so much search (and afraid of covid) I ended up going with GoEco to the marine conservation centre in the Maldives.

It was the best thing I could have ever done! Unfortunately (and because of covid) it was just the staff, me and another volunteer, but we still had loads of fun, and it felt so enriching to get to know the "real" Maldives and its culture. The locals are super nice and ready to help, and working with the marine turtles was incredibly joyful! Also understanding the dangers they face out there and our environmental responsibilities made me look at the world from a different perspective. Thank you :)

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
I'm terribly afraid of the ocean (and yes I went to this program thinking it would be easy-peasy) and the boat ride to Naifaru was for about 3 hours and was particularly bumpy that day because of the wind and the waves. I thought I was going to die every 15 minutes. Fortunately, Emma, the volunteer coordinator, arrived that day so at least we could hold hands as we jumped from our seats. Nothing like facing your fears head on (and without knowing you were going to 🤣)

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