Seychelles Island Research & Conservation Project (2013)
This conservation program gives you the opportunity to live and work in one of the most stunning places on earth. Based on a tropical island, next to a picture-postcard beach, you will work alongside GVI and local partner staff. Weekends allow the opportunity to explore nearby islands, beaches and forests, the coral reefs and culture of the Seychelles. You will be working in an organisation alongside the Seychelles government and local NGOs to assist in their priority conservation programs on Curieuse Island. There are a great number of projects currently operating, and you`ll have a chance to check out many of these, including tortoise conservation programs, seasonal turtle nesting research and in-water turtle surveys, Coco de Mer palms census, seasonal endangered endemic bird monitoring, habitat management and National Park conservation and rehabilitation. Through these projects you`ll also receive all relevant training and assistance. Please note that this programme does not have any diving activities, but will include snorkeling.
Living in one of the most visually stunning countries in the world, working alongside local partner staff, swimming in the Indian Ocean at the end of a hard day`s work, exploring the other islands of the Seychelles, and enjoying snorkelling and seeing turtles in the water are just a few of the highlights of this fabulous experience! Why not try a fun dive in search for incredible `mega-fauna` in the area, such as whale sharks, manta rays, and dolphins from the boat. You`ll explore National Parks, visit breeding areas for the hawksbill, green turtle and endangered giant tortoises...all in all it`s an amazing and unique adventure amongst some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.
Departure Dates (2013)
28 Nights - 12 January 09 February 09 March 21 September 19 October 16 November 56 Nights - 12 January 09 February 21 September 19 October 84 Nights - 12 January 21 September
Mahé International Airport
Client`s must arrive on the start date no later than 0800am in order to take a transfer to the expedition base. Failure to do so will disrupt the itinerary and additional costs will be applicable. If you are unable to arrive before 0800am we recommend that you arrive the night prior (at your own cost) to ensure you join the group.
All food and accommodation Transfer to the expedition base from Mahe meeting point All training materials Science equipment Discounted PADI Open Water Courses Comprehensive training necessary for research techniques Discounted accommodation around the island for weekends off Emergency First Aid course 24-hour in-country support 24-hour emergency phone line
International flights Medical and travel insurance Personal kit (including wetsuits, masks, fins and snorkels)