Volunteer Expeditions

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
26
Jul

Explore: Managing Belize’s Lionfish Invasion

Voracious, venomous, and a prolific breeder to boot, the invasive red lionfish poses a huge threat to coral reefs, fisheries and coastal communities in the Caribbean. Find out how Belize's coastal fishing communities are resisting this invasion by reading our new photo story: Managing Belize's Lionfish Invasion
21
Jul

Scuba Diving: Blue Ventures works to preserve Madagascar reefs

Scuba Diving magazine has published an article about how you can "immerse yourself in protecting marine biodiversity" with Blue Ventures' marine conservation expeditions. "By volunteering with Blue Ventures, you’ll learn the diving and scientific techniques used to collect data that’s vital to the management of some of the world’s most biodiverse hot spots and directly contribute ...
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