Mahe and Curieuse
Gaining your PADI certification is an opportunity to hone your diving skills in adventurous locations. When you train with GVI, becoming a certified diver can also be a great opportunity to help safeguard the oceans. Roughly 70 percent of Earth is underwater. So,...
A legacy of conservation – celebrating 15 years of collaboration with the Seychelles National Parks Authority (SNPA)
When we talk about life, we talk about water. No one can dispute its vital importance to our planet’s ecological balance. While this knowledge provides one out of many reasons why we should protect and respect our oceans, they continuously face threats through plastic...
A visitor from the deep blue Seeing a Whaleshark and a Manta Ray underwater - every scuba divers dream! You turn around, looking away from the reef into the deep blue and suddenly seeing one of these gentle giants appear. You either hold your breath or start screaming...
A swift and steady pace we take To make it to the mangrove planks Donning nets and gadgets: gear galore! We shuffle ‘round about the shore. Warm water laps against our knees And we need speak in only whispers As we wait quietly in the murky blue pond. We spoke...
There are many different reasons for people to come and volunteer with GVI on the wonderful island of Curieuse, a well needed break from life at home, gap year travels, or as a part of your education to help get into a career in conservation. The internship programme...
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...
True or false? Sicklefin lemon sharks rigorously and persistently defend themselves when provoked. Together, we’ll deep dive into the world of this threatened species. While submerged, we’ll learn interesting facts about them and their habitats. Are sicklefin lemon...
Here around Mahé we have multiple wrecks at various depths and they are something for everyone from diving beginner to depth junkie. Whilst obviously being of anthropogenic nature, the wrecks harbour an incredible amount of marine life from schools of fish seeking...
- Cape Coast
- Cape Town
- Chiang Mai
- Community Development
- Fiji Islands
- Gap Year
- GVI Live
- Kampong Cham
- Limpopo and KZN
- Luang Prabang
- Mahe and Curieuse
- Marine Conservation
- Personal Development
- Phang Nga
- Responsible Travel
- Service Learning
- Study Abroad
- Under 18
- Wildlife Conservation
- Women's Empowerment