An experience for those who just love the Ocean. Discover a new underwater world and contribute to clean trash from the Atlantic Ocean. From beginners to advanced divers!
This volunteer program gives you the opportunity to discover the wonders of the Portuguese coastline and work on the protection of the marine ecosystem of the Atlantic Ocean.
In collaboration with a diving school which has a special emphasis on the local environmental protection, you can:
• Take internationally recognized Diving certifications;
• Explore the underwater world of the Portuguese coastline;
• Learn about the marine ecosystem and how to protect it;
• Collect trash from the bottom of the Ocean to recycle it;
• Work with the local community - educate them about environmental issues, conservation, and protection of biodiversity and marine resources.
You will always be supervised by an experienced diver instructor and will receive comprehensive training on the marine conservation subject.
Any person can participate, from beginners (starting with the Open Water Dive Certification) or more experienced divers, as the program is adapted to your diving experience. Observe fish of all colors, touch weird seaweeds, explore caves, discover boat wrecks and much more.
You will discover a Portuguese treasure unknown to many and loved by those who are brave enough to take this challenge.
The schedule will depend on the diving experience of the volunteer. We can send you the table with the different diving tracks!
Lisbon is near the beach, near the mountain and is a great starting point get to travel the rest of the country.
Enjoy climbing in Arrábida, festivals all summer, diving in Peniche, hiking in Monsanto Park, visit some of the best museums in Europe, join for a horse ride at the beach (like in the movies!), visit the fantastic zoo, join a great variety of sports at your choice, enjoy swimming and water sports at the pool or at the beach (warning: the water is cold) or participate in yoga classes in relaxing places.
We can help you to discover anything you might want to do in your free time. We take volunteers on local trips every week! :)