Volunteer Expeditions

20
Mar

Scuba Diver Life: Conservation Spotlight: Blue Ventures

Scuba Diver Life have been profiling conservation organisations, examining what they do and how their readers can get involved to help protect the world's oceans, and they recently talked with Richard Nimmo, Blue Ventures' Managing Director. "Time and again, marine conservation efforts break down because they don’t resonate with the needs of coastal communities. Blue Ventures is ...
1
Mar

Blog: From Ataúro to Raja Ampat: a homestay adventure

Homestays offer a way for coastal communities to diversify and strengthen alternative livelihoods, providing a clear and measurable link between protecting the environment and the economic benefits that tourism can bring. Read the full post: From Ataúro to Raja Ampat: a homestay adventure
4
Jan

Blog: Water between the rocks: A volunteer’s experience of Sarteneja

Before heading off to the gorgeous but isolated Bacalar Chico Dive Camp, Blue Ventures’ Belize volunteers spend some time in the coastal village of Sarteneja for a more immersive experience of the country’s people and culture. This is Tom Smart’s account of his time in Sarteneja as a Blue Ventures volunteer. Read the full post: Water ...
7
Dec

Blog: Amazing Madagascar Part 3: Hungry for Adventure

In this third and final instalment of the Amazing Madagascar series we savour some delicious Malagasy recipes, and help you decide on your next destination. Read the full post: Amazing Madagascar Part 3: Hungry for Adventure
21
Nov

The Gap-year Guidebook: “I loved my adventure. I loved learning about the sea, the fish and the reefs”

Connie Lyndon was interviewed in The Gap-year Guidebook about her decision to take a career break and volunteer on a marine conservation expedition with Blue Ventures in Madagascar. "I was planning to take some time off from my IT consulting career, and combine my love of travel with a desire to give back. My friend ...
27
Oct

Travel Weekly: Latin America – 10 of the best food and drink experiences

In their list of the 10 best food and drink experiences in Latin America, Travel Weekly included our Lionfish Expeditions in Belize! "Many operators offer ‘sea to plate’ experiences, whereby tourists get the chance to hunt lionfish and then learn to cook it themselves before enjoying their meal, safe in the knowledge that they have ...
26
Oct

Blog: Jared’s Journey: gaining new perspectives on life above and below the water

Recent marine conservation volunteer Jared describes his experiences of cultural immersion, stunning diving, and the broadening of his perspectives of the world. Read the full post: Jared’s Journey: gaining new perspectives on life above and below the water
5
Oct

Blog: A cetacean migration! The whales and dolphins have arrived.

Our Timor-Leste expeditions are based in Ataúro Island, which just happens to be a global hotspot for cetacean sightings. Sounds like a whale of a time! Read the full post: A cetacean migration! The whales and dolphins have arrived.
7
Sep

Blog: Coral Bleaching: A volunteer’s perspective

Our Madagascar volunteer Sophie Plant has now witnessed coral bleaching first hand, an experience she found shocking, but also inspiring. Read the full post: Coral Bleaching: A volunteer’s perspective
5
Sep

The Gap-year Guidebook: Volunteering going Scuba Diving in Belize

"After graduating Casey Chan decided she didn't want to get a full-time job straight away, instead she decided to put her open water scuba diving certification to use by volunteering with Blue Ventures in Belize..." Blue Ventures volunteer Casey Chan has written a review of her experience with us for The Gap-year Guide Book. Her ...
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