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Big Blue Conservation - Koh Tao - Thailand

Conservation Internships

Fancy learning all about the underwater realm, learning to dive, and carry out life-changing conservation work in a tropical paradise? Whether you are looking for a life experience you won’t forget, a career break, gap year, improving you CV, starting a career in conservation, voluntary work abroad or just simply looking to broaden your horizons and try something new and exciting, we have the opportunity of a lifetime for you.


The main objective of Big Blue Conservation is to do as much as we can to ensure that the island remains undisturbed by the growing tourism and that the marine life is here in Koh Tao for future generations to enjoy. As well as working closely with Save Koh Tao on larger projects such as Buoyancy World and Bio Rock, we are implementing a range of smaller projects such as coral nurseries and a constructed wetland to help clean the islands grey water, as well as contributing to global research studying the impact of climate change on this beautiful environment.


In order to achieve these goals, Big Blue Conservation depends on dedicated and trained teams of volunteers to help construct, maintain, monitor and develop our projects. So whether you are looking to try something new, gain life experiences, develop a career in conservation, or just fancy a break from the norm, our month-long expeditions will train you from never having dived before to knowing how to identify marine life and grow corals.
We offer month-long Marine conservation internships several times a year, where you will receive advanced training on all things watery, including coral reef biology, underwater survey training, coral nursery construction and artificial reef maintenance. Does this sound exciting??


Click on the articles below to find out more about our internship. Alternatively, if you have any questions, just send us an  email.

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Why volunteer with Big Blue?

Big Blue Conservation offers a unique experience in the world of Marine Conservation and Diver training. Not only do we have trained scientific staff on board with academic verification and years of experience, we have gifted and experienced instructors to offer an incredible range of extra diver training. Have a read here of why you should join us!

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Requirements

What do I need to start the internship?

The only requirements to join one of our internship programmes is having an Advanced diving certification, and having your own dive computer. If you have either of these, not to worry! We run Open Water and Advanced courses everyday, and they take only 6 days to complete. We offer all levels of dive computers in our retail shop, where you will get a 10% discount as Eco Interns! We highly recommend the Suunto Zoop (8,062 THB incl. discount) and the Suunto D4i (16,299 THB incl. discount). For more information on equipment, send us an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with all your questions!

Am I fit to Dive?

Read this medical questionnaire, if you can answer yes to any of the questions, you may require medical clearance to enroll on a diving course.

Community living on Koh Tao

When you're not diving or learning, there are lots of things to get yourself involved in on our friendly little island!

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Accommodation and Food

See here for more information on your living during the expedition.

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Internship schedule

So what exactly does the expedition entail? Have a read here about the dive training, conservation skill development program and survey dives involved.

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