Head on out in the clear blue waters of the South Pacific Ocean, where you will learn or improve your diving in one of the world’s most beautiful tropical regions, while discovering a breathtaking underwater environment.
Join an international team of participants on a marine biology expedition which focuses on the collection of important data on marine species from underwater research dives. This research becomes the foundation for local communities and organisers to make better decisions to improve sustainability in the area. The project is geared towards providing long term benefits to locals through strategies helping to guarantee food security, not only for current generations, but future ones too.
Please note, this program offers durations of up to 24 weeks. Speak to your Country Expert for more details of extending your stay in the country.
- Learning new scuba diving skills;
- Conducting underwater surveys in the warm, turquoise waters of the Pacific;
- Spending time getting to know the local community and their traditional villages;
- Teaching children about environmental conservation during weekly school visits,
- Assisting with community development projects
- Discover a myriad of fascinating marine creatures to study;
- Enjoy island hopping, stunning remote island locations, scuba diving, snorkelling,
traditional ceremonies, idyllic traditional Fijian villages, white beaches, climbing
volcanic mountains, enjoying breathtaking scenery;
- Cultural immersion in the Fijian way of life;
- Learning to speak Fijian.
Scuba Diving Requirements and Additional Courses
You will spend the majority of your time on this program scuba diving and as such you need to be qualified to at least PADI Open Water, or equivalent if joining for 4 weeks. Non divers can join for 8 week or longer durations, and GVI will supply you with all the training you need to be certified up to PADI Advanced Open Water. The 4-week duration is only open for divers already qualified to PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent. For non-divers wishing to attend for 4-weeks, we can recommend local dive centers that will help you qualify before your intended start date.
Perhaps you wish to add to your scuba diving skill set, which can be done by taking an extra course at a discounted rate. Check out our available ‘Add-Ons’ via the “Book Now” button on this page, or mention to you Country Expert if you are interested in finding out more.
Thank you for such an awesome experience in Fiji, I have come back reenergised and have changed the course of my medical career - I will be taking next year off to work in the developing world. Thank you all for the inspiring and profound impact you had on my person and my career. I feel that this decision is the beginning of something truly extraordinary!