Volunteering with Underwater Africa allows a wealth of opportunities to help contribute to scientific research and conservation whilst gaining hands on field experience. Underwater Africa are currently involved in the protection of coral reefs and mangrove forests in the Inhambane Province and so volunteers will be conducting marine surveys such as video transects to help monitor these protected reefs and mangroves.
Volunteers will also be diving and taking part in ocean safari’s four times a week, not only to observe wildlife in its natural habitat but also to collect high quality long-term data on megafauna sightings. All information collected by volunteers helps provide baseline data and estimates of local populations for conservation and science management.
As well as field work experience, volunteers can get involved with data entry, data processing, video analysis and photo identification (of whale sharks, manta rays and cetacean species). All work contributes towards scientific research and publications.