Volunteer Expeditions

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 ...
8
Aug

Africa Geographic Magazine: 10 Places to Volunteer in Africa

Africa Geographic Magazine has published an article investigating which organisations offering volunteering experiences in Africa are actually promoting good practices by providing wildlife, communities and volunteers with opportunities that will make a significant difference. Experienced volunteer Carolynne Geary writes: "Blue Ventures volunteer expeditions stimulate both conservation initiatives and the coastal economy, demonstrating the far-reaching benefits of ...
3
Aug

Blog: El Niño explained: The global weather phenomenon that contributes to coral bleaching

Our Andavadoaka volunteer Sarah Plant, who has now seen coral bleaching firsthand, shares her knowledge on the role of El Niño in global bleaching events Read the full post: El Niño explained: The global weather phenomenon that contributes to coral bleaching
29
Jul

Blog: Counting for conservation: the Belize National Lionfish Survey

Science Interns Julia Rubin and Anna Simmons recall 3 months spent surveying 50 different reef sites across 5 of Belize’s marine reserves. Read the full post: Counting for conservation: the Belize National Lionfish Survey
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