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Marine Conservation & Diving in Madagascar

Marine Conservation & Diving in Madagascar

Marine Conservation & Diving in Madagascar

Trip Details:

Operator:   Frontier
Price From: 545 CAD
Ideal Age Range:  19 to 30, 31 to 50, Over 51
Fitness Needs:  Moderately Fit
Program duration: 1 week

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About this program

Madagascar captures our imaginations and holds a certain magic. It’s home to some of the most beautiful, secret dive sites, and with that an incredible abundance of marine life. 

Venture to this tropical paradise and explore the relatively untouched marine world, where you will learn about recording data of the coral, fish, and other sea creatures in an effort to learn about the most sustainable ways to protect them. 

While on shore, you’ll have the opportunity to discover the mangrove forests, unique ecosystems, and how the local communities live and use the resources sustainably. 

If you do not already have your PADI Open Water or PADI Advanced Open Water certification, this option is available for 2 week stays or longer at an additional fee. 

Also included in your program: 

  • Pre-departure & In-Country Support
  • Travel & Medical Advice
  • Equipment Advice
  • Discounted Medical Kit
  • Frontier T-Shirt
  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Pickup on Mondays
  • Location Orientation & Training
  • Project Equipment & Materials
  • Vocational Qualification Diploma or Certificate in Tropical Habitat Conservation (available) 
  • Additional PADI Certifications are available for an additional fee. Courses available include: PADI Emergency First Response, PADI Rescue Diver, and PADI Divemaster. 

 

Itinerary

Sample Itinerary

**The final itinerary will be based on the needs of the program, so this sample should only be reviewed as an example of the activities and timing to expect**

6:30am - Mangrove Bird Survey

7:00am -  Breakfast (warm bread, rice porridge, or sandwiches)

7:30am -  Head out on the boat for survey diving or dive training

12:00pm - Lunch (beans with veggies & rice)

1:00pm -  Beach clean-up

3:00pm - Snorkel - search for invertebrates or clean up the local reef

4:30pm - Revision, presentation or quiz time

6:00pm - Dinner - time to review the activities of the day and enjoy a hearty meal. 

 

 

Country Fast Facts

Madagascar

Flag  Flag_of_Madagascar.svg
Continent: Africa
Official Language(s) Malagasy, French
Capital: Antananarivo
Population 22, 434,363 (2014 estimate)
Climate(s) Equatorial, Monsoon, Tropical, Desert, Semi-Arid, Subtropical Humid, Oceanic (Temperate/Warm)
Major Airport(s): Ivato International Airport (TNR)
Economic Driver(s): Agriculture, Tourism, Textile, Mining

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