Marine Conservation Expedition in Fiji

Learn to dive in the warm waters of Dawasamu, while directly contributing to conservation efforts in the region.

Durations:  2 - 12 weeks

Program information

Discover the rich biodiversity of the South Pacific while assisting with research that will aid the local management of marine protected areas. Contribute to national efforts to conserve Fiji’s coral reefs and marine ecosystems while living on GVI’s research base in the idyllic rural village of Silana located in the Dawasamu District. Gain your PADI Advanced Open Water qualification and contribute towards tangible, long-term community benefits.

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Program overview

On this program, you will learn all about coral reef ecology and conservation issues facing tropical marine organisms and the communities that depend on them. Participants typically spend time in the water every day, in what can only be described as a vibrant marine ecosystem.

Receive the Coral Reef Research Diver Distinctive Speciality segment of the PADI Divemaster course. This unique offering by GVI & PADI teaches you about best practices when conducting underwater coral reef surveys. This is offered to participants staying for 2 weeks or longer.

There is a possibility of seeing endangered species such as sharks, rays, humphead wrasse and turtles while participating in the program. While on dry land, you will spend time in the Dawasamu communities helping with our environmental education and sustainable livelihood projects.


  • Enhancing your scuba diving skills with daily dives (weather permitting).
  • Conducting underwater surveys in the warm waters of the Pacific.
  • Complete GVI & PADI’s unique qualification, the PADI Coral Reef Research Speciality.
  • See coral reefs up close and discover a myriad of fascinating marine creatures to study.
  • Spending time getting to know the local community.
  • Cultural immersion in the Fijian way of life.

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GVI Australasia, Fiji, Dawasamu
Marine Conservation

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