Manta ray and coral reef conservation

Project name:

Barefoot Conservation

Project purpose:

Manta ray and coral reef conservation

Project activities:

  • community awareness

  • data collection/analysis



South-East Asia

1 Ratings


Weekly cost (approx USD):



Direct benefits you gain:

  • cultural integration

  • gain a qualification/credit

  • field research skills

  • remote scenic location

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • development goals (supporting local community)

  • publishes work

Wild Sun Rescue Center


Mixed sex beach bungalows

When does the project run?


accommodation included, food included, pillows, mattress, electricity, refillable drinking water, fun dives

How long can I stay?


Details of the day-to-day life on the project:

Weekly price depends on whether you are a certified diver and the duration of your expedition (qualified divers can volunteer for a minimum of 2 weeks, but non-certified divers must stay a minimum of 3 weeks).

the price listed for weekly expenses is estimated using a 4 week project with a certified diver 

2 weeks with PADI open water/equivalent $720

3 weeks with PADI open water/equivalent $620
3 weeks no diving qualification $711

6 weeks with PADI open water/equivalent $478

6 weeks no diving qualification $523

9 weeks with PADI open water/equivalent $408

9 weeks with no diving qualifications $437

The price per week decreases with increasing duration on the project. After 12 weeks of volunteering, additional weeks cost $270 for both non certified and certified divers.

Reviews & ratings



5 Oct 2021

Great experience

Great experience. I have learned a lot about wild animals and the bush. The kids are super. Thanks to Michele and Ian but also I would like to thanks all the volunteers and local people.


Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage



21 Mar 2020

Very Good Program

My week at Daktari was excellent and the program is very intense in the sense that we all get together with the kids and animals from 7am until 9 pm. It is an excellent choice for a first volunteering program abroad considering and I would definitely like to go back someday


Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

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