Cambodia Conservation

  • Who?Groups of at least 5
  • When? Projects have flexible dates and run all year round
  • Where? Island of Koh Sdach, Cambodia.
Gap Year Marine Conservation projects in Cambodia
Gap Year Marine Conservation projects in Cambodia

As a volunteer on a group Conservation project in Cambodia, you will spend the first part of your placement getting trained up to the level of Advanced Scuba Diver, allowing you to dive to depths of 30m and participate fully in the underwater conservation work. Cambodia's best dive sites are close by our Conservation base on the island of Koh Sdach and you will participate in seahorse surveys, coral bleaching surveys and reef fish surveys to name a few.

Environmental Marine Conservation work in Cambodia
Environmental Marine Conservation work in Cambodia

The last few years have seen a significant growth in tourism in the coastal towns and with unsustainable fishing practices being used in Cambodia, it is vital to protect the threatened marine environment. As a volunteer on this project, you will help to protect marine life and address these issues by learning methodology of Reef Check and Coral Watch surveys and conducting scientific studies on several active research projects. You will also be involved in important community work on the island which includes environmental awareness activities with local children.

Cambodia is among Asia's poorest countries but is fast becoming one of the must-visit destinations in South East Asia. With its pristine beaches, ancient temples and exotic jungle, it's easy to see why its turbulent history is now becoming an increasingly distant memory. This beautiful country is at peace, and Cambodians are focused on building a positive future. If you're interested in overseas voluntary work in an unspoiled, beautiful country, now's certainly the time to see Cambodia.

This placement is fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.

 

Sample Itinerary

  • First week (Click for details)

    Day No. Weekday Time Activity
    1 Sunday Depending on time of arrival Arrival in Koh Sdach and settle in.
    Relax and read dive books.
    Breakfast/lunch/dinner at marine conservation
    2 Monday 7:00 - 7:45 Breakfast
    8:00 - 10:00 Induction
    10:30 - 12:00 Read dive books
    12:00 - 12:30 Lunch
    12:30 - 17:30 Read dive books, watch open water DVD and swim test
    19:00 Dinner
    3 Tuesday 7:00 - 7:45 Breakfast
    8:00 - 12:00 Dive courses
    12:00 - 12:30 Lunch
    12:30 - 17:30 Dive courses and study for exam
    19:00 Dinner
    4 Wednesday 7:00 - 7:45 Breakfast
    8:00 - 12:00 Dive courses
    12:00 - 12:30 Lunch
    12:30 - 17:30 Dive courses and study for exam
    18:00 - 19:00 Project history and data entry
    19:00 Dinner
    5 Thursday 7:00 - 7:45 Breakfast
    8:00 - 12:00 Dive courses
    12:00 - 12:30 Lunch
    12:30 - 17:00 Dive theory and exam
    18:00 - 19:00 Fish identification presentation
    19:00 Dinner
    6 Friday 7:00 - 7:45 Breakfast
    8:00 - 12:00 Fish identification dives
    12:00 - 12:45 Lunch
    13:00 - 13:30 Debriefing and dive logs
    14:00 - 15:00 Invertebrate identification presentation
    15:00 - 16:00 Survey methodology presentation
    16:00 - 19:00 Relax at Koh Sdach
    19:00 Dinner
    7 Saturday 6:00 - 6:30 Breakfast
    6:30 - 8:30 Boat to Sihanoukville
    8:30 - 10:30 Mini bus to Kep
    10:30 - 15:00 Tour of visitors centre and seahorse tanks and lunch in Kep
    15:00 - 17:00 Mini bus to Sihanoukville
    17:00 - 19:00 Boat to Koh Sdach
    19:00 Dinner
  • Second week (Click for details)

    Day No. Weekday Time Activity
    8 Sunday 7:00 - 7:45 Breakfast
    8:00 - 11:00 Jungle trek to waterfalls
    12:00 - 12:45 Lunch
    1:00 - 17:00 Boat trip around island for snorkelling
    19:00 Dinner
    9 Monday 7:00 - 7:45 Breakfast
    8:00 - 12:00 Fish identification dives
    12:00 - 12:45 Lunch
    13:00 - 13:30 Debriefing and dive logs
    14:00 - 15:00 Reef check practice
    15:30 - 17:30 Khmer school project
    19:00 Dinner
    19:30 "Seahorse Man" documentary
    10 Tuesday 7:00 - 7:45 Breakfast
    8:00 - 12:00 Invertebrate identification dives
    12:00 - 12:45 Lunch
    13:00 - 13:30 Debriefing and dive logs
    14:00 - 15:00 House Reef snorkel and clean
    15:30 - 17:30 Khmer school project
    19:00 Dinner
    19:30 "Blue Planet" documentary
    11 Wednesday 7:00 - 7:45 Breakfast
    8:00 - 12:00 Invertebrate identification dives
    12:00 - 12:45 Lunch
    13:00 - 13:30 Debriefing and dive logs
    14:00 - 15:00 Painting English school with village children
    15:30 - 17:30 Khmer school project
    19:00 Dinner
    19:30 Trivia night in bungalow with staff
    12 Thursday 7:00 - 7:45 Breakfast
    8:00 - 12:00 Reef check survey dives
    12:00 - 12:45 Lunch
    13:00 - 13:30 Debriefing and dive logs
    14:00 - 15:00 Beach clean-up
    15:30 - 17:30 Khmer school project
    19:00 Dinner
    19:30 "Oceans" documentary
    13 Friday 7:00 - 7:45 Breakfast
    8:00 - 12:00 Reef check survey dives
    12:00 - 12:45 Lunch
    13:00 - 13:30 Debriefing and dive logs
    14:00 - 15:00 Teaching English to Khmer children
    15:30 - 17:30 Khmer school project
    19:00 Dinner
    14 Saturday 7:00 - 7:45 Breakfast
    8:00 - 10:00 Boat to Sihanoukville
    12:00 Depart by bus to Phnom Penh

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