Marine Conservation and Diving

Survey Coral Reefs, gather important data for conservation efforts and enjoy the beauty of this untouched underwater haven. Stay on an uninhabited island away from all the hustle and bustle.

Marine Conservation and Diving Cambodia

Project Type

Specialty Placement | Twin share room


2 Weeks+

Start Dates

Every Monday year round (Arrival Saturday or Sunday)


Koh Sen

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Program Fees

Whats Included

  • Arrival  airport transfer
  • 3 Meals p/day weekdays, 2 meals p/day weekends
  • Accommodation (Volunteer Centers – shared dorm style rooms)
  • Daily ground transportation (to/from project)
  • Training & supervision as required
  • Use of necessary equipment incl program materials
  • 24/7 emergency assistance, volunteer support, local guiding and advice
  • Touring & excursions as per itinerary
  • Certificate of Completion 

Whats Not Included

  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Airfares & visa fees
  • Additional tours, souvenirs, spending money
  • Some daily local transport (depending on program eg. $2 p/day)

Diving Cambodia Requirements

A PADI open water certificate is required to partake in the program.

For those without a certificate, you can obtain one through the program at the following additional costs.  Paid direct;

  • PADI Open Water: USD$400
  • PADI Open Water Advanced: USD$350
  • PADI Open Water + Advanced Package: US$700
    (Subject to currency flucuations)

Background Information

Located just 15 KM’s from the mainland this untouched and uninhabited island is a tiny paradise away from all the hustle and bustle.  Only 300m x 900m  in size, the surrounding waters are pristine and untouched and home to a bounty of sites for divers of all experience levels.

With coral reefs and plenty of marine life, the island is basically undiscovered and completely off the tourist trail.  Here you will experience genuine Cambodian culture and unspoiled natural habitat.

For beginner divers, you’ll have the chance to become a fully qualified diver including emergency first-aid response course and first hand coral reef surveying experience.  As a volunteer you’ll also have the opportunity to participate in community projects which assist the tiny island in ensuring economical and ecological sustainability.

Project Overview

  • Introduction and update on the project from the team
  • Introduction to the island and Khmer customs, language and culture
  • PADI Open Water course and/or advanced (if applicable)
  • Introduction to marine conservation and ecology lectures
  • Classroom species ID skills and test
  • In-water species ID practice and exams
  • Coral reef survey methodology and dry run
  • Coral reef surveying and underwater data gathering
  • Community projects with local people on the mainland
  • Khmer language lessons
  • Community projects
  • Data collation and entry
  • De-brief and presentations

***This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.***


Accommodation consists of bunk beds in a shared room at the project base on the Island of Koh Sen. Bathroom facilities are shared amongst participants.


Standard Accommodation

All meals included


Free beverages


Persons per room


Wifi in public areas


Laundry facilities

No *

Safety box


Lockable rooms


Hot shower


Private bathroom


Bed linen




Mosquito protection




Air conditioning



All food is included during your volunteer stay. The meals will be typical Cambodian, including plenty of vegetarian rice and fish dishes with some western style meals also included.

Visa Requirements

It is the responsibility of all participants to obtain any necessary visas.

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