A coral reef bleaching event was recently confirmed in Seychelles. How are GVI’s research centre and volunteer programs in Mahe helping to monitor the region's corals? In the last 30 years, around half of the world’s corals have died due to factors such as ocean...
The surface of the ocean is a mysterious blue blanket. What lies beneath is hidden from our view. But what is hidden is incredible, and in danger. Underneath the ever-changing surface of the ocean is what’s known as a large, blue desert. But now and then, in shallow...
Volunteering abroad can equip you with a wide range of practical skills, including professional dive qualifications. Take your love for the ocean to the next level with combined dive training and marine volunteering. Certified dive instructors, beautiful beach...
What is a GVI internship? A GVI internship includes: structured, on-the-job, training one-on-one mentorship. a letter of recommendation. ILM certified leadership certificate certificate of completion specific certificates: such as GVI Biological Survey Course, EFR...
Volunteering with animals is an exciting prospect. This means wildlife conservation programs are very popular with prospective volunteers. It's worthwhile to ask: Does it really make a difference? GVI has several wildlife volunteer opportunities and marine...
Travelling to Phang Nga province? Learn about the region’s top beaches, places to spot endangered sea turtles, and other aquatic activities. Phang Nga is famous for its towering limestone karsts, emerald seas, and underwater treasures. The province’s coastline is a...
Original photo: James St. John Often ignored by divers and snorkelers who swim straight past them, seagrass meadows are perhaps the most under-appreciated marine habitat. Today, we’ll look at the importance of seagrass, and what benefits we receive from these...
Volunteering as a scuba diver for a marine conservation project is one of the best ways to help our oceans. You'll get to explore parts of an underwater world that few tourists see and all your time and effort will go towards preserving our marine environments for the...
Zanzibar is an Indian Ocean island where you’ll find tranquillity and adventure in equal measure. The best things to do in Zanzibar include a mix of adrenaline, history, culture and relaxation. On land, powdery beaches fringed with palm trees and breezy banda huts...
Underwater photography is more affordable and accessible than ever before. But with so many budding new photographers descending underwater, what impact is it having on coral reefs, and are we photographing responsibly? Become a citizen scientist Not only is...
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