MARINE CONSERVATION - ANDAMAN ISLANDS - 7 Days

Kanha, India | Minimum Age – 13 years | Difficulty Level – 3.5

With over 70% of the World’s coral reefs and over 2000 marine species under threat, there is no better time to gain a better understanding of marine conservation, the challenges faced, and what we can do to make a difference. This program, delivered in partnership with Reefwatch, is aimed at restoring and rehabilitating coral reefs in the Andamans. We’ll visit mangroves to learn how these are essential to marine life and biodiversity in the region and in protecting us against natural disasters. We will also work with local communities to understand their perspective on how they strike the balance between their livelihoods and conservation.

This program offers an optional PADI Open Water SCUBA diving course and those who are certified as divers can expect to do some research dives as part of the conservation work.

Those opting for the PADI Open Water SCUBA Diving Course need to complete the theory before the trip.

What can you expect to achieve from this trip

  • Learn about Bio-geographical systems and species adaptions in this region
  • Snorkel in beautiful reefs whilst collecting vital coral bleaching data
  • Learn how oceans work and the impact of dumping waste & plastic on the ecosystem
  • Intertidal walk of the mangroves typical to this region
  • Raft building session
  • Interact with the local community and work with a local school
  • Get your PADI Open Water Diver Certification (Optional)
  • New experiences in a safe, secure environment and an opportunity to acquire skills - independence, interdependence, and personality development.
  • Get rewarded with an Internship certificate from Reefwatch and DoTheDifferent

Trip Highlights

  • Marine Conservation
  • Coral Reef Conservation
  • Intertidal Walk of the Mangroves
  • Community Work
  • Local Cultures
  • Optional PADI Open Water Diving Certification
  • Discuss, Report, Present, Share

What's Included

Arrival and departure transfers at the destination at specified timings. Our team will help you with the details for your trip.

Safe, secure and fun accommodation at hostels, lodges & camps on shared basis – separate for girls and boys.

All meals. Breakfasts are continental style with cereal, toast, jam, butter. Picnic style lunches and hot dinners with snacks available on most days.

An experienced Internship Leader from the #DoTheDifferent team who travels from India and stays with the group at all times.

Meaningful experiences to introduce you to practical exposure on the subject of your interest.

Certificate for the valuable real experience and knowledge you have gained to boost University Applications & your CV.

FAQs

Flights are not included in your trip. When booking flights, please keep in mind that you need to arrive in Port Blair before 12 noon on day one. Should the connectivity from your destination not allow this, please arrange to arrive the night before. We can help with the extra night accommodation (at a nominal cost). The Trip Leader from DoTheDifferent will be in Port Blair a day before the trip starts.

You will be staying at a lovely, eco-friendly lodge with private facilities, on multi-share basis. The Trip Leader will also be staying at the same place.

No, you do not need to know how to swim to enjoy or learn from this trip. Even if you are opting for the diving course, you need not know how to swim.

Once you opt for the optional Scuba Diving Certification, you will be required to go through the theory training at your city before joining this trip. This will help you save time and get down to practical application and diving when you are in the Andamans. We will provide you with details of the places you can do the theory from in your city after you register

The schedule for the marine conservation internship is the same irrespective of whether you are opting for the diving or not. During your time at the island there will be some sessions where participants will be either scuba diving or snorkeling, depending on what they have opted for. Apart from this, the schedule will be the same for all participants.

There are no special documents required for Indians to travel to Andaman Islands.

Dates

Start Date End Date
15 April 2019
21 April 2019

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