Global Vision International (GVI), Fiji’s Marine Research and Conservation Project aims to conduct research that will facilitate long term benefits to the local communities of the Yasawas and help guarantee food security for future generations.
GVI has a survey team, comprised of international volunteers that collect data on benthic life forms, targeted invertebrate and fish species.
All findings are reported back to local communities to enable informed decision making regarding natural resource management.
Global Vision International (Fiji)
PO BOX 4431
Global Vision International
1 Emperor Way, Exeter Business Park
Phone: 01727 250 250
Learn to dive in the incredible waters of Fiji and contribute to vital conservation efforts
Travel to the clear blue waters of the South Pacific Ocean, learn or improve your diving in one of the world’s most beautiful tropical countries and discover an incredible underwater environment.
Join an international team of volunteers on this marine conservation expedition that works on collecting data, by underwater research dives, that will help establish Marine Protected Areas, research that will provide long term benefits to the local community and help guarantee food security for future generations.
Learning new scuba diving skills, conducting underwater surveys in the warm, turquoise waters of the Pacific, spending time getting to know the local community and their traditional villages, teaching children about environmental conservation during weekly school visits, assisting in the creation of a network of Marine Protected Areas, coming across a myriad of fascinating marine creatures to study, enjoying island hopping, stunning remote island locations, scuba diving, snorkelling, traditional ceremonies, idyllic traditional Fijian villages, white beaches, climbing volcanic mountains, enjoying breathtaking scenery, cave swimming, cultural immersion in the Fijian way of life, learning to speak Fijian.
Scuba Diving Requirements:
You will spend the majority of your time on this expedition Scuba diving and as such you need to be qualified to at least PADI Open Water, or equivalent. Non divers can join for 8 and 12 week durations, GVI will supply you with all the training you need to be certified up to PADI Advanced Diver training. The 4 week duration is only open for divers already qualified to PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent. For non divers wishing to attend for 4 weeks, we can recommend local dive centres that will help you qualify before your intended start date.
We are always looking for enthusiastic and dedicated people to join our team. This expedition offers qualifying and high-performing volunteers the chance to stay on the expedition for a longer duration on a GVI Scholarship free of charge and as part of the staff team in the field. If you would like to work towards a field career and make the very most of your time abroad, you might want to work towards a place on a GVI Scholarship. Successful scholars may find themselves offered full time employment with GVI, and many of our current staff have come through this route. Contact us for more information!
Please note, the awarding of scholarships is at the sole discretion of GVI and may be offered immediately after the completion of your program or at a later date.