Volunteer Expeditions

28
Feb

Blog: Becoming a Divemaster

Marine conservation volunteer Aleksander Gakovic shares the personal journey of his time in Timor-Leste. Read the full post: Becoming a Divemaster
30
Jan

Blog: Amos and Mima: the journey to Divemaster

Blue Ventures’ Dive and Science Assistants in Timor-Leste have achieved PADI Divemaster certification and are now inspiring locally led conservation efforts in their communities. Read the full post: Amos and Mima: the journey to Divemaster
5
Jan

Exploring Timor-Leste

Blue Ventures has released a new Explore Photo Story with photos and text from Timor-Leste volunteer Anne-Lise Blanchet. Anne-Lise tells the story of her marine conservation expedition experience, illustrated by stunning photos of the cetaceans, scenery, coral and culture that can be found on Atauro island. Discover a remote corner of the coral training in Exploring ...
30
Nov

Blog: Caribbean career break

IT professional Mark Jones decided that he needed to take a break from his day to day and do something completely different for a couple of months... Read the full post: Caribbean career break
29
Oct

Geographical: The modern explorer

In a piece published in The Royal Geographical Society's magazine, Katie Willis – the Society’s vice president for expeditions and field research – looks to international collaboration as the key to successful expeditions and field research for any 21st century venture. Blue Ventures' founder Dr Alasdair Harris organised research expeditions in Madagascar as an undergraduate ...
26
Jul

Blog: Spider tortoise spotting: monitoring one of Madagascar’s endemic species

Madagascar volunteer Ieva Kazakeviciute recounts her experience monitoring the critically endangered spider tortoise. Read the full post: Spider tortoise spotting: monitoring one of Madagascar’s endemic species
28
Jun

Blog: Fiar-an, La’o ba oin: the women of Ataúro Homestay Association are moving forward

A learning exchange with Agora Food Studio has led to a greater confidence and engagement in cooking for Ataúro Island’s homestay hosts. Read the full post: Fiar-an, La’o ba oin: the women of Ataúro Homestay Association are moving forward
2
Jun

USAID Timor-Leste: The sea that sustains us

Blue Ventures recently contributed to the USAID film "Tasi Ne’ebé Sustenta Ita" (The Sea That Sustains Us). The film celebrates the diversity and beauty in the seas of Timor-Leste, and shows the importance of the marine environment in the everyday lives of Timorese people. It also explores the threats posed by marine plastics and other ...
11
May

Blog: Contributing to conservation in Timor-Leste: a day-in-the-life of one volunteer

Thinking of volunteering in Timor-Leste, but don't know what to expect? Recent volunteer Martin Cloix dives into the details of a day on Ataúro Island. Read the full post: Contributing to conservation in Timor-Leste: a day-in-the-life of one volunteer
19
Apr

Blog: The power of education

Rosemary Hartley didn’t expect her Blue Ventures expedition to have such a focus on education, but found it to be one of the most rewarding aspects of her Madagascar experience. Read the full post: The power of education
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