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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

average rating is 5 out of 5, based on 1 votes, 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



19 Dec 2021

An amazing project with amazing staff

average rating is 5 out of 5

I work as a travel agent, bringing volunteers to DAKTARI and other projects around the world. After helping a lot of volunteers fulfill their dreams of coming to South Africa, I managed to arrange 2 weeks to spend at the project. What a wonderful time I had starting with the staff who are so friendly and polite, the animals being taken care of as if they were family and the amazing food that was prepared catering to each of the volunteers individual needs. I can only say that if you are looking for an unique and quality experience involving a well thought out educational program and the preservation of native animal species, this is the one for you.


Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage



19 Dec 2021

great experience

average rating is 4 out of 5

i had an enjoyable stay here in DAKTARI. be surrounded by wild animals is a chance and i also loved the teaching part of my stay


Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

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