Marine Research & Whale Shark Conservation Volunteer Program

Location: Mozambique: Inhambane

Program Duration: 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks

Dates: Year Round

Main Road Ezulwini, Lobamba H107 Swaziland


Join All Out Africa on this Marine and Whale Shark Conservation project in Tofo, Mozambique — a microcosm of marine wildlife that is home to the largest population of whale sharks in the world! The project involves gathering field data on whale sharks, coral reefs, and other marine biodiversity to make recommendations for the conservation of marine life as well as for spreading general awareness about the marine environment.

The project is run by All Out Africa and involves collaboration with the Peri-Peri Divers, Zavora Marine Lab, and Ponta Dolphin Encountours based in Mozambique, as well as the Ecocean Global Whale Shark Database, and a number of international marine research bodies.

In order to carry out many of the activities involved, you will need to be able or willing to learn to scuba dive. An open or advanced internationally recognized diving course is provided in the program cost (not included in the 2-week option). You will also need to be a capable swimmer (able to swim 100 meters unassisted) and snorkeler. Being able to hold your breath to dive down would be an advantage, but is not required.


1. Take part in research in an area that is heavily populated with marine life.

2. Snorkel in the company of whale sharks.

3. Make a real impact ont he research and conservation of marine life in Mozambique.

4. Enjoy living in Tofo, a hidden tropical beach cove.

  • English
  • Portuguese

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • English

Cost in US$:

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

Food, accommodation, training, equipment, activities, daily guidance and backup support for the duration of the experience as well as a project donation

Credit Available


Experience Required


Volunteer Types
  • Tourism
  • Teaching
  • Business
  • Recreation
  • Marine Conservation
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Education
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Conservation
  • Community Centers
  • Childcare & Children
This Program is open to

American, European, Canadian, Worldwide, Kiwi, South African, Asian, Australian Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Guest House
  • Dormitory

Participants Travel to Mozambique

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
3 days
Year Founded