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

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

Start and end in Fiji
Tour Operator:
GVI
Max group size:
24
Age range:
15 to 80
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
37058
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Itinerary

Start and end in Fiji! With the Volunteer/Community tour Marine Conservation Expedition in Caqalai, Fiji (28n+), you have a 28 days tour package taking you through Fiji, Fiji. Marine Conservation Expedition in Caqalai, Fiji (28n+) includes accommodation, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  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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Where You'll Stay

Bungalow

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Customer Reviews

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    5.0
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    5.0
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    5.0
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Food
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  • 4.5
  • Marine Conservation Expedition in Caqalai, Fiji (28n+) reviewer 1
    · September 3rd, 2019
    I absolutely recommend this program, it was truly life changing and I am looking forward to volunteering here again!
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    Trip date: August 2018
  • SC
    · November 22nd, 2017
    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... Show more
    Marine Conservation Expedition in Caqalai, Fiji (28n+) customer review photo 1
    Trip date: April 2017
  • KH
    · November 14th, 2017
    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... Show more
    Trip date: April 2017

Frequently Asked Questions

    • 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)

    • What are some tips for volunteers travelling out to the field

      Bring snacks to supplement diet
      Books/iPod for free time
      Bring an unlocked phone and buy a Fijian sim card to stay in touch with home
      Expect basic island living!

    • What are the various durations of this program that are available

      This program runs for anything from 4, 8 and12 week durations, depending on the time of year and specific starting date. Please inquire for information regarding this.

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      As a traveller from USA, Canada, England, South Africa you will need an adaptor for type I.

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    • Vaccines
      • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      • Typhoid - Recommended for Fiji. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Fiji. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Fiji. Ideally 2 months before travel.
      • Yellow fever - Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Fiji. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    • Visa
      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
      • Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before June 13th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after June 13th, 2021, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with GVI. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and GVI will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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    • Accessibility
      Some tours are not suitable for mobility-restricted traveller, however, some operators may be able to accommodate special requests. For any enquiries, you can contact our customer support team, who are ready and waiting to help you.

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