Dates and Costs


The stunning beaches of malapascua are an ideal place for volunteers to relax after a day of scientific research diving

Expedition Dates

  • Below is a list of expedition dates for all of 2018. If you are interested in dates beyond this… don’t worry! Just send us an email!
  • Importantly, all expedition start dates listed below do have a degree of flexibility. A lot depends on your previous diving experience and qualifications. Please get in touch and lets see what we can work out!
  • If you are intending to dive, our recommended minimum expedition length is four weeks. There are circumstances when we can consider less (again, this depends largely on your previous diving experince). Send us an email and we can discuss the possibilities.
  • We do welcome non-diving volunteers. Have no doubt, there is plenty to do and you will still make a very valuable contribution! If this option would suit you better, then our minimum expedition length is two weeks.
  • Your expedition starts once you join us on the island of Malaspascua. We will of course provide you with detailed information on how best to get there.
Marine protection expeditions in 2018 in the Philippines
No spaces on our marine conservation expedition in January folks!
Marine habitat surveying in Daanbantayan, Philippines
The Philippines needs volunteers to help collect marine data
Join us in April in the Philippines to conserve the marine environment
May expedition on Malapascua doing survey diving
Come to teh Philippines in June for science diving
Philippines conservation expeditions in July
Save Philippines Seas in August
Protect the Philippines marine environment in September 2018
MArine habitat surveying in the Philippines in October
Marine conservation in Daanbantayan in November
Conserve the marine environment of the Philippines December expedition

Expedition Costs

As you may have guessed, the cost of your expedition depends on a number of things. The two most important are whether you want to take part in diving activities and (pretty obviously!) how long you want to join us for. Take a look below to get an idea of what your expedition fee would be.

[:en]Expedition prices revised August 2017[:]

The fine detail of what is included in this price and what isn’t can be found below. We understand that the decision to join an expedition such as ours is a big one, and we want you to feel sure you have made a good choice. We are always happy to give you the information you need to do this.

marine habitat survey training is part of all our expeditions

ENGAGING SCIENCE
TRAINING

Our science training methods are based on those developed by Reef Check – a global organisation dedicated to monitoring the status of coral reef habitats worldwide. Our on-site field scientist will take you through a course that involves lectures, practical exercises, snorkelling and diving. We have no doubt it will leave you inspired!

Teaching the local children a bit about their marine environment

MEANINGFUL COMMUNITY
INVOLVEMENT

We work hard to engage the local community in our work. You’re visit here makes a difference to them. But how would you know that if you aren’t involved yourself ? We will ensure that the energy you bring with you is put to good use! And you will see for yourself how warmly the Filipinos will welcome you….

full logistical support is provided to all volunteers at all times

COMPREHENSIVE
LOGISTICAL SUPPORT

In all aspects of your stay with us, we recognise that your safety is the priority. Our experienced on-site team are dedicated to ensuring that you stay is always safe, yet still productive and fulfilling. We always insist on a diving team that is both experienced and highly trained to take you underwater.


What is Included?

  • Home-stay accommodation in a local community household (individual accommodation in bungalow/resort is possible at extra cost)
  • Three meals per day, unlimited water, tea, coffee. Excludes the one day off each week.
  • PADI scuba diving training (where applicable).
  • All scientific training and required materials/equipment
  • Comprehensive logistical support
  • 4/5 diving days per week, weather permitting!  At least 2 dives per day.
  • All dive costs (training and research dives) including instructor/dive guides, boat costs, air fills.
  • Hire of scuba diving equipment: BCD, regulators, cylinders, weights
  • All required Marine Park Fees / Government diving taxes
  • Full support and guidance (from our locally employed team) as you work closely with the local community on a variety of on going initiatives.
  • Your own People and the Sea t-shirt!

alternative livelihoods for Malapascua fisherman mean that Monad Shoal will face less pressure


What is not Included?

  • Return travel costs to the island of Malapascua, Cebu, Philippines
  • Personal travel and dive insurance (mandatory)
  • Personal dive equipment items (mask, fins & boots, snorkel, wetsuit, dive computer)
    • PLEASE NOTE: Dive computers are mandatory for all divers. We do have dive computers available for the duration of your expedition for 650 Philippine Pesos per week (approximately EUR 12.5 per week)
  • All required dive training materials and certification (where applicable)
  • Any required Philippines VISA costs (only applicable if you intend to join us for more than one month)
  • Membership fee to join our charity/association (15 Euros)

Our conservation expedition volunteers in the Philippines will get the chance to dive with the famous thresher sharks


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