Marine Conservation  Practical Course

Marine Conservation Practical Course

Placement Fee:  £1,594 for 2 weeks placement

Deposit Payment: £899

Remainder of £695 to be paid 1 month before attending the project

Fee includes:  

  • Full board 
  • All meals
  • Shared single gender accommodation 
  • Return airport transfers from Hurghada or Marsa Alam airports
  • PADI Open Water Course and practical diving activities. If already qualified, students can substitute open water course for OOSC survey diver course
  • Daily Lab access
  • On site support from resident marine biologist
  • Optional Participation in existing citizens projects to further practical scientific diving skills
  • 2 x Accredited Marine Animal Rescue/Conservation/Zoology/ Biology/Ichthyology Diploma courses

£899 (deposit payment) for 2 week placement and 2 x Accredited Diploma courses


This 2 week placement is based on the undeveloped coast of the Red Sea where there are various coral reef structures, 3 separate protected mangrove locations and extensive sea grass meadows all with an incredible depth of marine life and all unaffected by the global tourism boom.

Diving is extremely varied with numerous pristine coral gardens, challenging wall dives, off shore ergs, sea grass meadows, extensive cavern systems and a resident pod of dolphins.

This practical placement provides an ideal opportunity to get involved in many aspects of Marine Conservation.

There are opportunities to study and monitor fringing reefs, sea grass meadows, mangroves, fossil reefs and much more.


As well as diving, reef cleaning and marine research, this marine conservation practical placement involves assisting with education and action with the local community to reduce environmental impacts created by the modernisation of society. Students can get involved with face to face interviews with the local community fisherman whose families have been fishing the Red Sea for as long as they can remember; meetings with the authorities that control and monitor the fishing regulations; practical experience in conducting various clean ups and visits to various sites of different types of pollution such as oil, chemical, construction etc.

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain hands-on marine research experience. We include a choice of any 2 accredited Marine Animal Rescue/Zoology/Biology/Conservation/Ichthyology Diploma course as part of this practical placement with the opportunity to put the theory in to practice by learning widely used data collection techniques & fish and coral identification and optional participation in citizens science coral monitoring project.

 Marine Conservation Practical Course - fantastic experiential learning opportunity

2 x Accredited Diploma courses plus scientific hands-on training

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This  Marine Conservation Course based in Egypt, is a great way to gain hands-on conservation and research experience to compliment your accredited Level 3 Diploma courses.

Students stay at a small friendly resort popular with scuba divers, snorkellers and those who want a quiet, peaceful, relaxed atmosphere but with the convenience of having the small traditional town of El Quseir on its doorstep. Accommodation is in shared (up to 4 people), single gender Eco Huts - constructed with natural materials blended with a modern contemporary interior. The rooms are supplied with clean bed linen and towels.

What does this 2 Week Marine Conservation Practical Course Include?

Fee includes:  

  • Full board 
  • All meals
  • Shared single gender accommodation 
  • Return airport transfers from Hurghada or Marsa Alam airports
  • PADI Open Water Course and practical diving activities. If already qualified, students can substitute open water course for OOSC survey diver course
  • Daily Lab access
  • On site support from resident marine biologist
  • Optional Participation in existing citizens projects to further practical scientific diving skills
  • 2 x Accredited Marine Animal Rescue/Conservation/Zoology/ Biology/Ichthyology Diploma courses

Not included:

  • International and internal airfare
  • Visa application/fees
  • Vaccinations
  • Insurance and luxuries

£899 (deposit payment) for 2 week placement and 2 x Accredited Diploma courses


Please note that your placement fee does NOT include the following: International and internal airfare, visa application/fees, vaccinations, insurance and luxuries. Deposit non-refundable.

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