Love the Oceans

Love the Oceans

What is: Love the Oceans

Love the Oceans is a non-profit marine conservation organisation working in Jangamo Bay, Mozambique since 2014. Jangamo, whilst home to a huge host of marine life, has never been studied in depth for any prolonged amount of time. Love The Oceans is working to protect and study the diverse marine life found here, including many species of sharks, rays and the famous humpback whales. We use research, education and diving to drive action towards a more sustainable future. Our ultimate goal is to establish a Marine Protected Area for the Inhambane Province in Mozambique, achieving higher biodiversity whilst protecting endangered species. We have developed cutting edge, ethical marine conservation programs that give individuals the chance to get hands on conservation experience, working alongside our marine biologists doing research, community work and diving in Mozambique. Love The Oceans was recently recognised as 1 of 15 global grassroots #forcesforchange by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and received international recognition for our work.

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GENERAL INFO

Price

๐Ÿ’ต From 680 USD/week

Staying time

โณ From 2 Weeks to 6 Weeks

Language spoken

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง English

Accommodation provided

๐Ÿกย  Yes

Food provided

๐Ÿฅ— Yes

Country

๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Mozambique

Region

๐ŸŒ Africa

Type of habitat

๐ŸŒŠ Ocean

Description

Typical day at the center

Early wake up depending on the activity you're doing but most people rise and rest with the sun. Week days are spent on one of our principle activities after the intense training week participants go through to get them up to scratch on our field techniques. Field research e.g diving is conducted and then logged in the afternoons/evenings. Dinner is eaten as a whole group, everyone together to decompress and discuss the day. A volunteer group might be 16 in total (max) but during the day people are split into 4 groups of 4 so everyone has been doing something different each day. This ensures constant data collection & everyone gets experience in everything.

Activities

- coral reef surveys - humpback whale surveys + bioacoustic research - whale shark & manta ray ID surveys - fisheries research - ocean trash research - community outreach: swimming lessons - community outreach: basic marine resource management lessons

The volunteers in this animal rescue center generally get 2 day(s) off a week. In regards to working hours, the volunteers work per day 10 hours/working day.

Food and accommodation

The food served is mainly locally sourced. We operate with a 'farm to fork' policy - we know the people the food has been grown by. We are able to cater for specific diets e.g veganism and some allergies e.g coeliac. However, we are unable to cater for severe peanut allergies at this time.

Animals

The animals they take care of in this center are:

Dolphins, Marine Wildlife, Sharks, Turtles, Whales

Application

Qualification required

2 & 5 week research expedition - studying a related subject at university level or equivalent. PADI Open water or equivalent (if you don't have this you can come out a week early and complete it with us in Mozambique.) 3 week Conservation Adventure Program - no prerequisites, just a passion for the marine world!

How to apply?

Email info@lovetheoceans.org or fill in the form: https://lovetheoceans.org/join-us/

Practical information

Internet access

No, please ensure your phone is NETWORK unlocked before you join us so you can install a sim of the local network and get access to internet as you usually would on your phone.

Cost details

We don't do a per week plan, we offer a 2 or 5 weeks research expedition for people studying a related subject at university, or a 3 weeks Conservation Adventure Program open to anyone from all backgrounds. All expeditions have the option of an extra week safari if so desired. Price includes: Airport transfers Accommodation in Guinjata Bay (35 nights, depending of the program) 3 meals a day (B/L/D) All snorkelling and diving required for the program Scientific dive training Diving kit hire Training, guidance and mentoring by the marine biologists and scientists at LTO Local cultural tour Love the Oceans T-shirt 24 hour on-site & UK office support Pre-departure and Visa support

How to get there?

Fly into Inhambane airport, Mozambique. We will pick you up from the airport.

Is there a minimum age?

To volunteer in this center you will have to be at least 18 years old

When can volunteers join?

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Pictures

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On the web

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