Maldives - Sea Turtle Conservation

Location: Maldives: Naifaru

Program Duration: 9-12 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 1-2 Weeks

Dates: Year Round

GoEco - Top Volunteer Organization

, Israel

Call Us

Phone: US: +1 646 240 4545 UK: +44 203 318 4004 AUS: +61 2 8014 9393 IL: +972 77 5527000

Fax: +972 153 77 5527000


Come and discover the magnificent Maldives and play your role in sea turtle conservation initiatives! The project is located in the northern Maldives on the spectacular island of Naifaru in Lhaviyani Atoll. It’s a small, yet bustling and lively community of slightly over 5,000. The island is roughly 53 hectares and is positioned about 142km, or 88mi, from the capital of Male.

Volunteers help run our small turtle sanctuary, mainly for green sea turtles or Chelonia Mydas. Our new Marine Center is ideal for turtle rehabilitation as it is located in a more secluded part of the island away from interference with tourists or locals. Alongside up to five international volunteers you will become involved in the project’s three core components: gathering, nursing, and rehabilitation of the endangered sea turtles until they are about one foot long. At this point, the turtles are introduced back into the sea. We believe that it is best that the turtles are left away from human contact in their natural environment which is why we do not hatch them.

Travel Types
  • Fishing
  • Snorkeling

* Ages 18 – 65
* Good physical fitness
* Basic English
* Immunizations (consult with your doctor)
* Able to work well in a team, have flexibility and the enthusiasm to contribute to the conservation of sea turtles

Intern Types
  • Marine Science
Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • English

Cost in US$:

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

* Pre-Departure Kit
* Travel and medical insurance
* Airport transfers included on arrival and departure dates
* Room and board (shared rooms at the volunteer or guest house and 3 meals daily)
* Orientation and all required training upon arrival
* Local staff and 24 hour emergency support
* Internet, laundry and a kitchen for your use
* Trips each Saturday (which could include reef snorkeling, fishing, seeing dolphins or manta rays and excursions to unpopulated islands)

Credit Available


Volunteer Types
  • Animal Welfare
  • Wildlife
  • Marine Conservation
  • Conservation
  • Human Rights
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Guest House

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
Year Founded