Volunteer Expeditions


Blue Ventures winner of Outstanding Volunteer Project at Global Youth Travel Awards

Blue Ventures Expeditions was a winner at the Global Youth Travel Awards receiving the award for the “Outstanding Volunteer Project” for our Belize Lionfish expedition. The Global Youth Travel Awards celebrate the outstanding performers within the youth, student and educational travel industry and act as a benchmark for excellence within this fast-growing sector. The Outstanding Volunteer Project ...

The Guardian: Using a gap year to boost your career

Want to make the most of your year away? Our Managing Director Richard Nimmo features in this live chat session on the Guardian website covering the advantages for your cv from taking a structured gap year volunteering overseas with organisations like Blue Ventures.

Unique dive trip named as one of National Geographic’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime 2015

A unique dive trip to Belize has been named as one of National Geographic’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime 2015; an accolade reserved for the most authentic, innovative, immersive and sustainable tours on the planet. Run by marine conservation organisation Blue Ventures, the expedition offers travellers the opportunity to improve their scuba diving skills and learn ...

The Independent: Where to go diving…

Our expeditions are featured in the article "Where to go diving, from Sharm el-Sheikh to Sri Lanka" in the Independent this week. They say: Broaden your knowledge To find out more about the aquatic environment you're exploring, join an expedition. The award-winning marine conservation operation Blue Ventures (020 7697 8598;blueventures.org) offers training in species identification and scientific ...

RTVE: Sustainable tourism supporting marine conservation

Blue Ventures was featured on Spain's RTVE channel where Antonella Broglia, a Social Innovation Expert, explains how our volunteer expeditions are an excellent example of sustainable tourism supporting marine conservation. You can watch the show here: Para Todos La 2 - Innovación - Proteger el ecosistema marino.

BBC Radio: BV’s Richard Nimmo discusses the benefits of a structured gap year programme

BV's Managing Director Richard Nimmo and Stefan Wathan CEO of Year Out Group, of which Blue Ventures Expeditions is a member organisation, were guests on a number of radio shows discussing gap years in August. They talked to stations across the UK about gap years, the benefits of a structured programme, and why people should ...

The Hindu: Holidays with a heart

"Meet a new breed of tourists. Their volunteering holidays are about having a whale of a time while giving back to society. Sayoji Goli, 28, still smiles thinking of his recent holiday. The former finance professional decided to take a break before travelling abroad for an MBA. Sayoji and his wife Medha zeroed in on ...

Wild Travel: Taking the Plunge

Blue Ventures’ Managing Director Richard Nimmo was asked by Wild Travel to give  some top tips on volunteering in marine conservation. Richard, who is also Chair of the Year Out Group, says: "Anyone wanting to volunteer with marine wildlife is faced with a mind-boggling array of options across the world’s oceans, but there are a few universal ...
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