Fiji lies in the heart of the Pacific Ocean on the International Date line and is an archipelago of over 300 lush tropical islands. Fiji is famous for its white sandy beaches, lined with palm trees and for the rich diving and snorkelling experiences which can be found exploring the colourful soft coral reefs, rich with marine life, accessible directly from the beaches, or for deeper dives, just a short boat ride away. This is the perfect location for anyone interested in pacific island volunteering.
Fiji is a leader in eco-tourism, striving to managing its land and marine environments to achieve maximum sustainability. When you volunteer abroad in Fiji you’ll get a chance to contribute to that sustainability, with further opportunities exploring the islands, soaking up the sun on beaches, cruising the seas to remote, secluded coves and bays, and experience spectacular diving !
Immerse yourself in the turquoise waters of the Pacific and participate in numerous projects to protect wildlife and marine flora :
- Coral survey, data collection and underwater photographs.
- Data collection on targeted fish species.
- Biodiversity study, monitoring and inventory of marine species.
- Monitoring and protection of endangered species: reef sharks, rays, sea turtles and cetaceans.
- Environmental education and awareness program for local schools and communities.
All data and statistics are shared with in country research partners, including the Fiji Locally Managed Marine Area Network (FLMMA).
Our team of experts provides full-time volunteer support for research and data collection activities. A major goal of our research is to help better inform local communities to sustainably manage their marine resources, in order to ensure a sustainable food supply for future generations.
Volunteers also have an opportunity to teach environmental awareness classes to students in the community.
Work is Monday to Friday. Weekends are free to additional off-project travel, including diving, road or boat trips, visit the surrounding villages, etc.
PADI Training Scuba Diving:
Mission 4 weeks: participants must already be PADI Open Water certified (or equivalent) or take initial PADI training at a diving center near the volunteer camp before starting the mission (at extra charge). You will received your PADI advanced.
Missions of 8 weeks or more, participants are not required to have a PADI certification since the fee includes the following PADI courses:
- PADI Coral Reef Research Diver Distinctive Specialty Certificate.
- PADI Open Water or Advanced Open Water Certificate.