Marine Conservation

Marine Conservation Volunteering

Make a real impact with marine conservation internships

If you love nature and our planet, then our marine conservation internships in Mozambique and Sri Lanka offer you the perfect opportunity to make a real, positive impact. You’ll be able to combine beautiful sun, sand and sea with the chance to work with some of the most renowned scientists, marine biologists and research teams in the world, creating a lasting impression on the future of our stunning oceans. These experiences are designed to bring you enlightenment and you will feel deeply connected to the local people, your research team, and the new lifelong friends you make.

Our marine biology conservation programs allow you to experience working with stunning marine nature first hand. During our marine conservation internships, you will learn to conduct important research on sharks, manta rays, work with sea turtles and other stunning marine life, plus you will participate in field work and dive into open waters to observe environmental conditions, study plankton, tag animals or take tissue samples. We currently offer two amazing marine conservation programs, working with marine biologists in Mozambique and working with incredible sea turtles in Sri Lanka.

Work with world renowned marine biologists 

In Mozambique marine biology internship, you’ll feel like you’ve just entered into your own little paradise. Set at our Tofo Bay research house, you’ll be assisting world renowned scientists in marine biology research, attending scientific talks and then relaxing and enjoying the amazing local beach culture. Our volunteers will get to enjoy unlimited surf, enjoy Tofo Bay, beach football, swimming and sunbathing, or take part in various arts and craft activities. This wonderful internship also includes a dive course if you don’t already have one!

Alternatively, our popular sea turtle conservation program in Sri Lanka gives you the chance to assist local conservationists in caring for six species of sea turtles in Sri Lanka. This hands-on experience will allow you to work closely with these beautiful creatures, including working in the hatchery, caring for eggs and releasing turtles into the wild. It’s a truly unforgettable experience and perfect for nature lovers. You’ll also be able to travel and experience the true, local culture of stunning Sri Lanka. The best part is that no previous experience is needed and our expert marine teams will be guiding you and helping you to volunteer and contribute in a positive way.

Why Marine Conservation?


Beach Life

Live right on the beach and enjoy the most amazing views of the ocean every single day whilst doing your bit for marine conservation.  


Research & Science

Make your contribution to science and assist in important marine research that will be used in positive and beneficial ways.


Marine Animals

Get the unique opportunity to work with amazing marine animals such as sharks, manta rays and turtles and spend time monitoring them with top scientists. 


Amazing Diving

Become PADI Open Water or Advanced Open Water certified with full training during your time here at Tofo Bay.  


Protecting Great Oceans

We hoped by integrating young aspiring scientists and passionate volunteers into our dedicated research programs we could gain new perspectives, build capacity, and extend our reach along the eastern African coastline.’

-Andrea Marshall, Marine Scientist, Mozambique Program

Marine Conservation & Marine Biology Internships

Marine Conservation in Africa
Take part in an important conservation project where you will work with scientists to collect data on giant manta rays, whales and other marine species, explore the beautiful country of Mozambique and immerse yourself into a new culture. This program will allow you to complete your DIVE certification if you don’t already have one! You can join anytime from 2 weeks up to 12 weeks. (This program is for 18 years and over).

POPULAR!!! Sea Turtle Volunteering in Sri Lanka
Help baby sea turtles and a local hatchery in Sri Lanka with conservation efforts in helping turtles. No prior experience is needed and you get to live right on the beach in beautiful Sri Lanka! This program is suitable for all age groups and very popular with teens!

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