EXPEDITION START DATES

To enable us to carry out our research all year round, expeditions have start dates every four weeks, so volunteers can choose the most convenient time of year to come and join us. Be it as part of your holiday leave from work or as part of a gap year adventure.
 
Once trained you will hold a vital role within our four-man survey teams, and will collect the data necessary to create Marine Protected Areas. For this reason, we recommend that dive trainees join us for at least five weeks and qualified divers, four weeks. This is to ensure that you will get the opportunity to experience all aspects of an expedition, but also so that you have the opportunity to put your knowledge and survey skills into practise collecting the data necessary for our work in country.

Philippines

EXPEDITION COSTS

Philippines

Duration

(weeks)

Dive

Trainee

Qualified

Diver

Returning Volunteer

2

£925

£825

£742.50

3

£1,310

£1,210

£1,089

4

£1,695

£1,595

£1,435.50

5

£1,970

£1,870

£1,683

6

£2,135

£2,035

£1,831.50

7

£2,300

£2,200

£1,980

8

£2,465

£2,365

£2,128.50

9

£2,630

£2,530

£2,277

10

£2,795

£2,695

£2425,50

11

£2,960

£2,860

£2,574

12

£3,125

£3,025

£2,722.50

14

£3,455

£3,355

£3,019.50

16

£3,785

£3,685

£3,316.50

Please note all costs are quoted in Great British Pound (GBP). 

 

Volunteers are welcome to stay for longer than 16 weeks.  Please contact us for prices of longer expeditions

 

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Volunteers with no or limited dive experience will need to join the expedition as a‘Dive Trainee’ and will be trained up to PADI Advanced Open Water level during the first week of their expedition. 

 

Those volunteers with PADI Advanced Open Water qualifications or higher will join the expedition as a ’Qualified Diver’ and will go straight into the one -two week Skills Development Programme.

 

Please see the comparisons table for those volunteers who have a dive qualification with an alternative awarding body.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • UK briefing sessions 
  • Field accommodation 
  • Food 
  • PADI Open Water and PADI Advanced Open Water Training (Dive Trainees only) 
  • BCD and regulator hire
  • Tanks, air, weights, weight belts
  • Reef Check Eco Diver Training
  • ECP First Aid Training
  • Expedition research training
  • Surveying    
  • Recreational diving
  • Field staff supervision 
  • Community and cultural involvement 
  • Contribution toward Coral Cay's local scholarship scheme

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?

  • International and domestic flights
  • In-transit accommodation 
  • Transfers between airports and project sites 
  • Visas
  • PADI manuals & Dive Certification (Positive Identification Cards (PIC's)
  • Reef Check Certification card
  • Travel insurance
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Personal diving or trekking equipment 
  • Personal spending money
  • Personal items

 

For a detailed breakdown of the costs above please see the relevant Project Summary and for the kit lists please see the Expedition Guides.  These are all available on the downloads page