Marine megafauna conservation

Project name:

Marine Megafauna Foundation (2)

Project purpose:

Marine megafauna conservation including: whales, mantas and turtles!

Project activities:

  • animal interaction

  • community awareness

  • data collection/analysis

  • scuba diving

Weekly cost (approx USD):



Direct benefits you gain:

  • data/statistical skills

  • field research skills

  • remote scenic location

Noteworthy conservation points:

Wild Sun Rescue Center


Shared accommodation with other volunteers at the MMF office

When does the project run?


accommodation included, cooking facilities, electricity, nearby medical facilities, hot shower, western toilet, wifi

How long can I stay?


  • PADI Rescue diver with minimum 60 dives

  • Studying marine biology related degree.

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

  • Take part in Ocean safaris and dives

  • Collect identification photos

  • Upload data to worldwide database

  • Public talks about conservation in Tofo

  • Have opportunity to work on own projects

Cost is $260 for the first months training and then $32 each month after this.
Accommodation is approximately $260 a month including bills. (not too sure how it works now as they have changed buildings)

Each month will cost approximately $290 after the initial month of $520

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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