Diving and Marine Conservation in Thailand
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About diving and marine conservation abroad in Thailand with Openmind Projects
If you believe in clean beaches and living seas then add a marine conservation project to your experience! You volunteer at a fraction of the cost of international volunteer agencies when you dive with Openmind Projects, a nonprofit based in Thailand.
Over-development, deforestation and mass tourism threaten marine life. Large scale fishing is unsustainable. Plastic pollutes the oceans, killing sea turtles taking plastic bags for food! Oil spills, sewage, chemical and agricultural waste are more threats!
Marine conservation volunteers are welcome. If you don’t have a dive certificate but want to volunteer, we can help you to get one in Thailand, near our projects.
Marine Conservation Volunteer Opportunities and Tasks in Thailand
Openmind Projects works with the Thai Department of National Parks, Research Centers and local communities.
The Centers and National Parks work to protect marine ecosystems but are under resourced. Volunteers can support local staff and researchers in their work.
• Volunteers work to protect and restore the marine environment. Overfishing, habitat destruction and yes, dive tourism too, cause serious problems!
• Help monitor the status of coral reefs, fish species, and sea turtles.
• Help with cleaning up and restoration work like mangrove reforestation.
• Support local staff and researchers in collecting data that is used to educate authorities and local communities.
• On occasion volunteers are encouraged to teach English to local staff, at a nearby school and create tourist and educational information in English.
• Local work depends on local plans and season, weather conditions.
Our Marine conservation projects take volunteers, on surveys along the Andaman coast in Thailand, from Myanmar in the North to Malaysia in the South, to unseen places where tourist divers don’t go.
Openmind Projects won the Thai Tourism Authority Volunteer Campaign, the ‘Little Big Project’ in 2013 and donated the price money $5000 USD to saving threatened sea turtles.