Marine Conservation in Portugal

Location: Portugal: Lisbon

Program Duration: 2-4 Weeks, 1-2 Weeks

Dates: Year Round

Hodore Farm Hartfield, East Sussex TN7 4AR England

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Phone: 0044(0)1892 770771


Each year, more than 130,000 seals, whales and dolphins are killed by the trash found in our oceans. This project aims to tackle ocean pollution off the coast of Portugal through diving. Volunteers complete daily dives in various dive sites near Lisbon, with the aim of removing debris from the reef and ocean bed.

Volunteers to date have helped to remove almost 3000kg of fishing nets, as well as tyres, fridges, laptops, cell phones and of course, plastic.

This project has been running since 2016, and since then a noticeable increase in biodiversity has been seen in the ocean around the dive sites.

Volunteers can take part for one week to four weeks. You are provided with full training once in Portugal. We recommend a minimum stay of two weeks for people without prior dive experience.

Volunteers live in an eco-guest house in Lisbon with other volunteers. Three meals per day are provided.

Travel Types
  • Eco Tours
Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • English

Cost in US$:


Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

Pre-departure briefing
Advice on visa requirements
Help and advice from our UK office before departure and whilst away
Airport collection and transfer to your accommodation
Three meals per day
2 hour guided tour of Lisbon
Diving equipment, certifications and instruction
Shared volunteer accommodation in an eco-house
Linen and towels
Oyster will prepare you thoroughly before you leave and support you while you are out there
IPP financial protection

On your return:

Welcome home pack
Certificate of Recognition (on request)
References (on request)

Credit Available


Volunteer Types
  • Wildlife
  • Marine Conservation
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Conservation
  • Biological Research
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Guest House

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
1 day from recepit of form to booking interview
Year Founded