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Marine Conservation Expedition in Caqalai, Fiji (28n+)

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Marine Conservation Expedition in Caqalai, Fiji (28n+) - Experiential Education Limited t/a GVI
Marine Conservation Expedition in Caqalai, Fiji (28n+) - Experiential Education Limited t/a GVI
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Fiji
Viti Levu
Ends
Fiji

Highlights

Start and end in Fiji! With the volunteer/community tour Marine Conservation Expedition in Caqalai, Fiji (28n+), you have a 28 day tour package taking you through Fiji, Fiji. Marine Conservation Expedition in Caqalai, Fiji (28n+) includes accommodation as well as meals and more.
Age range
18 to 80 year olds
Accommodation
Bungalow
Max Group Size
24
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Boat, Local Transport, Mini-coach, Ferry

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  • SC
    Written on November 22, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Living on a tiny island in the middle of paradise whilst learning a new skill and giving back to the environment and the community made my time away incredible. I didn't think I was capable of the things that I now know that I am and have a desire to do more work just like this. It wasn't just the amazing diving in Fiji that I enjoyed so much but the country as a whole; the culture and the people were the most welcoming thing ever and I really did become part of a huge Fijian family for two months. The project gave me a new perspective of the world and made me 100 x more aware of issues around me. I would recommend any of the GVI marine programs to anybody who wants to make a difference, meet amazing new people and see magical places, words can't really describe how awesome these experiences can be.
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  • KH
    Written on November 14, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I mean what more could you ask for! Warm, clear waters to dive in everyday, heaps of marine life that you get to learn about from trained staff, and best of all you get to wake up everyday on a gorgeous island. Definitely a huge learning experience into the marine world and diving.
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: Arrive to Nadi Bay & meet GVI team (Saturday)
  2. Day 2: Orientation
  3. Day 3 - 28: Volunteer program activities
  4. Day 29: Travel back to Nadi Bay

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Videos

  • The GVI Impact
  • Welcome to GVI
  • GVI Marine conservation
The GVI Impact

Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • What are the water conditions year round?

      During Fiji’s summer months, November to April, the water temperature rises to a very comfortable 2730°C (75-80°F). Past volunteers recommend 2mm short suits for these temperatures and although this is cyclone season, this time of year is known for calm seas. The higher temperature does increase the oceanic plankton growth however, reducing visibility to around 70-80ft (24-26m)
      Winter is May to October, when water temperatures are 24-27°C (70-75°F). 3 or 5 mm steamers would be recommended. This time of year is known for fabulous visibility of up to 100ft (30m) All marine expedition volunteers must ensure that their travel insurance covers diving to 30m and medical evacuation in the event of a diving emergency

    • Will there be any free time on program

      Most Definitely! You will be based on Caqalai island, approximately 1 hour by boat from the Viti Levu Mainland and a further 45 minutes to the capital, Suva.You will be working on nearby islands and coastal reefs around the base. In order to travel independently around the area on your days off you must prebook water taxis with the staff; there is usually a water taxi each morning and afternoon to and from the mainland. Costs will vary based on destination, but would normally be between $50-150FJD return
      You will have time off and be free to travel in the local area on the weekends, usually from around 14:00 Friday, coming back to base by 17:00 on Sunday. In this time you could do day trips such as visiting the old colonial capital Levuka, on nearby Ovalau, or trekking up the mountains there. You can also go snorkeling or scuba diving, relax for a night or two in a nearby resort or go further afield on Viti Levu. Before and after your program there are countless attractions that can be reached after a day or two of travelling. You could visit the Dolphins at Moon Reef, take a ferry to Taveuni - 'the garden of Fiji' or explore the interior of Viti Levu - the possibilities are endless!

    • Are there any PADI requirements for this diving program

      Must be PADI open water qualified or equivalent if joining for 4 weeks.
      A completed PADI Medical form is needed regardless of medical history. Hard copies need to be brought to the field by the volunteer.
      Need to join for 8+ weeks if you want the Rescue Diver or Biological Surveys Add-On (at an additional cost)

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