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Volunteer Overseas

Diving & Marine Conservation in Thailand
High School Specials for 15-18 Year Olds

Project Overview

2 weeks
  • Sunday December 8th 2019 - Saturday December 21st 2019
  • Sunday January 19th 2020 - Saturday February 1st 2020
  • Sunday February 16th 2020 - Saturday February 29th 2020
  • Sunday December 20th 2020 - Saturday January 2nd 2021
2 weeks
  • Sunday June 28th 2020 - Saturday July 11th 2020
  • Sunday July 12th 2020 - Saturday July 25th 2020
  • Sunday July 26th 2020 - Saturday August 8th 2020
  • Sunday August 9th 2020 - Saturday August 22nd 2020
4 weeks
  • Sunday June 28th 2020 - Saturday July 25th 2020
3 weeks
  • Sunday July 26th 2020 - Saturday August 15th 2020

  • Placement location: Ao Nang
  • Types of placement: Diving and Conservation work
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Age Requirements: 15-18 years old

High School Special volunteers in Thailand preparing to dive

All volunteers on our conservation project in Thailand will be met by one of our staff in Krabi, just 20km from Ao Nang where the project is based. This trip is perfect for anyone fascinated by marine life.

You will complete a three-day PADI Open Water course to qualify you to dive. In the initial stages when you're in shallow water, you will learn how to breathe, clear your mask and equalise pressure. You will also become familiar with the buddy system and underwater sign language.

Once you have qualified, your efforts are rewarded as you descend into a stunningly clear underwater world of tropical fish, turtles, sea urchins and corals that you never knew existed. You will also help with a beach clean-up and take take part in some mangrove reforestation work.

During the two weeks you may also have chance to visit a market, have a Thai massage and go kayaking. You will live with the other High School Special volunteers in a guesthouse or small resort.

After your two weeks, you will return home with a universally recognised qualification, a wealth of diving experience and the knowledge that you have made a useful contribution to the preservation of a wonderful marine ecosystem – as well as some great memories of Thailand.

Every year, thousands of High School Special volunteers actively make a difference around the world. During their time abroad, they contribute towards achieving long-term goals and make a long-lasting positive impact on the communities where they work. If you want to know more about their achievements, read our 2017 High School Specials Impact Report.

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