Living with Marine Wildlife

2-4 Week(s)
Start Date
Volunteer Period
Starting From:
$ 000.00

Living with Marine Wildlife

Program Overview

Living with Marine Wildlife

Our conservation adventure began in 1992 when we fell in love with the idyllic waters of southern Mozambique and so started our history of  marine research & conservation. Over time, our love for these waters grew and we wanted to share this through our interns and wildlife volunteers program and connect volunteers with marine biologists. For five years our scientists investigated Mozambique’s coastal reefs and threatened species, and provided training and education to local communities and the coastal police.

In 2020 we registered Mozambique’s first legally recognised Marine Foundation & Research Centre. We aim to continue our legacy of Mozambican marine conservation by encouraging local people to invest in the sustainability of their coastal resources.

Let’s start from the beach

  • Morning research dive.
  • Process dive data and photos.
  • Shark tagging.
  • Whale watching.
  • Kayaking.
  • Protected area expeditions.
  • Mangrove monitoring.
  • Coral garden expeditions.
  • Community visits & engagement.
  • School visits and educational projects.


  • Research & conservation seminars.
  • Process sharks tagging data and reef health transects.
  • Monitor and maintain our acoustic tracking network.
  • Prepare and analyse scientific samples.
  • Opportunistic dissections.
  • Prepare education materials and resources
    for the next day.

And finish on the beach, yeah baby

  • Learn to surf, take a swim, play beach volleyball or relax in the sun.
  • End the day with cocktails, a beach
    fire and BBQ under the stars.

Program Videos


07:00 – Breakfast.
07:30 – Research dive with one of our researchers.
10:30 – Data and image processing.
11:00 – Reef health data analysis.
12:00 – Lunch.
13:00 – Survey a protected area.
– Community conservation meetings.
– Educational & outreach material creation.
– Reef camera trap analysis.
– Mangrove and estuary reef surveying (Seahorses!)
– Scientific discussions and seminars.
16:00 – End of the day surf, beach braai (BBQ), talks and/or swim!


Add Diving Courses

  • $200 Including PADI Deep Speciality Certification and equipment rental.
  • $240 PADI OPEN WATER DIVE COURSE – for non-divers
  • $240 for registered divers add on courses. Advanced or rescure courses.
  • $450 for those wanting to do two dive courses (open water and advanced.
  • $50 per dive thereafter.

Please note these excursions are at an additional cost.

What’s Included

We take care of everything

  • Transfers from Inhambane Airport
  • 3 meals daily
  • Accommodation
  • 4 dives per week (weather permitting)
  • Wifi
  • Laundry once a week
  • Working daily with marine biologists
  • Community upliftment
  • And so much more….

What’s Not Included

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance ($3.50 per day)
  • Refreshments/drinks.

Optional Extras

  • Surfing
  • Kite surfing
  • Dive course with 4 dives: $350
  • Additional dives is $50/dive


Individual Whales Identified


Sharks fitted with acoustic tags


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