From 1 Week
At our Osa in-water project you have the unique opportunity to get hands on experience with scientific research. Based in the sleepy village of Playa Blanca, inside the Golfo Dulce, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica, this project gives you the chance to not just help with our in-water turtle studies but to immerse yourself in the true Costa Rican experience. Researching population demographics and ecology of the endangered eastern pacific green and the critically endangered eastern pacific hawksbill turtles, you help our vital research having real life implications on the conservation of these amazing animals.
Volunteers provide an income within the community , as we use local families to provide the food and accommodation services for all volunteers.
2 boat trips per week to catch turtles, accommodation, 3 home cooked meals per day, training by our on site biologist, and a once in a lifetime hands on experience!
What’s Not Included
public transport to the pick up point, airport transfer, insurance
Twice a week, we undertake our inwater study of Sea turtle populations in the Golfo Dulce. The day is from 8am until 3pm, where we set nets to catch sea turtles. Other days we focus on mangrove reforestation, beach cleaning, environmental education and other conservation activities
Program And Price
minimum 1 week stay from $350
Before I came to the Osa In-water project I had never seen a sea turtle, been out of the country, or been away from my family for longer than a week. It was the scariest thing I had ever done but it was also the best decision I ever made. I learned more about myself in the three months that I spent in Costa Rica than any other time in my life. Every day is filled with new adventures and experiences, whether we were working with turtles, in mangroves, or education. Working with the turtles was a remarkable experience that I will never forget. Coming from the desert, I have never been so close to marine life. Working with such a big beautiful animal that you pull right out of the ocean was incredible. I was so happy that I got the chance to be part of a mangrove reforestation project. Work in the mangroves is hard messy work but during your time here you get to see the seeds you planted at the beginning grow into little trees and it is all worth it. The days we got to work with the kids were always so much fun! They were always so excited to meet the “turtle people” and were always enthusiastic to learn
Coral Conservation & Biorock Reef Restoration Course
During the Introduction to Biorock Reef Restoration Course students will complete the Biorock® Specialty course (PADI speciality certifica...
Cross Borneo Adventure Tour
Expedition Overview We will provide you with the ultimate challenge, by crossing one of the most rugged islands in the world, Borneo. Travel...
Diver Development Internship with Marine Action Research
From 2 weeks
The Diver Development Internship allows avid divers that are passionate about ocean conservation to improve their diving skills by learning ...
Eco Divemaster Course
4 - 6 weeks
Professional PADI Dive Master training with additional environmental training and certifications suitable for those with a passion for conse...
Gili Eco Trust - Eco Warrior Internship
Minimum 2 weeks
A day in the life of a Gili Eco Warrior varies hugely Waste management projects: Working at Bank Sampah Gili Indah processing the 1000’...
Kalamos and Kastos Field Volunteer Program in Sustainable Development
From 15 days
Goal The goal of our field volunteer program is to contribute to sustainable development in the area, and is part of the kalamos and Kastos ...
Kalamos Island Ecotours
From 2 days
From €12EUR PER DAY
Terra Sylvestris offer both pre-defined and tailor made eco tours in our base in Kalamos Island based on the time you have available and you...
Marine Biology Internship with Marine Action Research
From 2 weeks
MAR’s marine science internship program at the Zavora Marine Lab was developed to provide a world-class opportunity for science students a...
Sea Kayak in Raja Ampat and Support Local Communities
From 8 days
In conjunction with the Raja Ampat Research and Conservation Centre, Kayak4Conservation is a community development program, with the mission...
Volunteer with ORCA Foundation
From 2 Weeks
ORCA Foundation’s volunteer program comprises 3 key elements: 1. Conservation: Rescue of marine birds, assist with beach strandings, s...
Whale Shark Research Volunteer
2 Weeks & 4 weeks
By joining us aboard our research vessel and helping us collect baseline data on whale sharks and the marine environment, volunteers are a c...