Learn to dive in Spain and help to tackle the single use plastics crisis at the same time. Not only will you be learning a new skill (or improving your existing abilities if you can already dive) but you will be making a genuine impact on the environment at the same time.
What’s it all about?
Participants complete one dive each day to help remove single use plastics and other rubbish from the seabed, just off the coast of Barcelona. Once the rubbish is collected, volunteers sort it, weigh it and safely dispose of it (whether that be recycling, reusing or putting it in the bin). Volunteers love this, as it means they are enjoying the marine world whilst also helping to make it better.
All participants complete at least one diving qualification whilst in Spain. This could be the PADI for beginners, or marine ecology, fish identification and advanced open water for other participants, depending on the duration that you stay.
You can take part here from April – October for 1 – 4 weeks.
Accommodation and Food
Volunteers stay in an eco-hostel outside of the centre of Barcelona. Rooms and bathrooms are shared with other volunteers. The hostel has wifi, a garden and an indoor swimming pool.
Three meals are provided each day. Breakfast includes fruit, cereal and toast. Lunch and dinner can involve meat, fish, vetgetables, pasta, stir fry, salads etc.
In your free time you can enjoy practicing your Spanish, taking an alternative tour of the city, trying new foods in the restaurants and exploring the wonderful city of Barcelona.
How much does it cost?
1 week costs £1199 and each additional week costs £485
Volunteers must be 18+ to participate. The summer is very popular, so you are encouraged to book early to guarantee your space.
How do I get involved?
If you would like to take part in this programme then you can find more information on our website https://www.oysterworldwide.com/project/marine-conservation-barcelona/
Alternatively, please contact Destination Manager, Anne, at [email protected] or on +44 (0) 1892 770771.