With the number of organisations offering conservation expeditions it is important to know that you are going to the one that is right for you. Joining one of these trips can be a life changing experience and so it is essential that you do your research and know who you are going with.
Coral Cay Conservation (CCC) is an NGO that has been operating since 1986 and so has a wealth of experience in offering conservation expeditions around the world. Only operating a small number of projects at any one time allows our dedicated staff team to focus on each one individually, ensuring their success and safe running.
As a volunteer you will get to experience new cultures, see some truly amazing places, work alongside passionate people and make lifelong friends, whilst helping to protect some of the most endangered ecosystems on the planet.
This is your chance to get involved with projects that are having a long term impact on the preservation of our environment. Our approach to conservation is multifaceted, incorporating scientific research, awareness raising and local capacity building. We work with everyone from local governments and officials to the individual communities that rely so heavily on the environment.
We believe that the long term success of our conservation work depends on the local community and so we offer scholarship programmes which give nationals of our host countries the tools they need to be at the forefront of environmental management. The money you pay as a volunteer helps to fund this, making our scholarships completely free and therefore open to anyone.
Although the work on all of our projects is worthwhile, not everyone wants the same in terms of their own personal experience. This is why we offer a range of ways in which you can get involved, in order to get the most out of your expedition, from individual short term trips to long term internships and everything in between.
“My experience in CCC was very refreshing. I felt like a child again – filled with so much awe and wonder. The knowledge
acquired through the training gave me a better lens with which to see, appreciate, and celebrate underwater life.
I would like to thank CCC for the opportunity of having such a heart-warming experience that I will always carry with me."
Jesus Fetil, 2017 CCC Scholar
"CCC is more than just an institution, it is a family. A family who are willing to help and support you to become a better person, teach you all the things that you need to learn to become an environmental steward, and push you beyond your limits for you not to give up easily in every step of the way."
Ryan Palacol, 2017 CCC Scholar
Your safety is our number one concern. Conforming to both BS8848, the British Standard for overseas expeditions, and being a founding member of the Year Out Group, we operate within a strict set of safety guidelines making our trips as risk free as possible.
We have a 24 hour operations room on call to help in any situation with trained, experienced staff on hand to offer advice and guidance. Our Field Base Managers are carefully selected based on their previous experience and go through in depth training in the UK before heading overseas.
We go the extra mile to ensure your safety.
"An unforgettable and rewarding experience where I had the opportunity to meet amazing people and enjoy diving in some of the most beautiful places, while feeling to be a part of something important."
Laura - Philippines- 2017
"Great fun, and very interesting. A brilliant opportunity for expanding my knowledge and making new friends."
Angus - Philippines - 2017
"One of the best experiences of my life, the location and people were brilliant, I would go again tomorrow."
Adam - Montserrat - 2017