DIVING FACILITIES

& COURSES

Dive untouched reefs in the heart of the Bazaruto Archipelago

Learn how to breathe underwater and discover another world. Our 5-star PADI dive centre is part of the BCSS research station, given much of our fieldwork is executed underwater. Whether you are a beginner or more experienced, our instructor Mauro Jije will make you feel comfortable and confident underwater, as you gain comprehensive experience about scuba diving in the BANP.

Use our new & well-maintained scuba equipment

Learn from an experienced, local instructor

Enjoy comfortable, sustainable accommodation

Stay in a sustainable, zero-waste accommodation

Contribute to the BCSS research station

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DIVEMASTER INTERNSHIP

Become a professional diver

Assist the Dive Manager of BCSS with everyday tasks while improving your diving skills and gaining in-depth knowledge of safety measures and dive theory. Whether you are a new diver or already possess certifications, you’ll step off Benguerra Island feeling confident to guide groups and conduct research underwater. 

Become a professional divemaster through a 3-month training

Dive in a marine protected area with manta rays, sharks and turtles

Assist our dive manager with daily marine operations

Assist the science team on expeditions and learn about marine science

If you want to meet great people, learn new skills and make an impact as part of a well-oiled team that truly cares for our oceans, then BCSS might be one of the best places to be.

– Shenji Schaeppi, volunteer

DIVING COURSES

Learn how to dive or improve your skills

Join the unique opportunity to dive into the world of marine science while learning to scuba or free dive, getting involved in BCSS’s research projects, following permaculture workshops and staying at the zero-waste, CO2-neutral marine field station on Benguerra Island.

Enjoy two weeks of intense marine science training and get involved in BCSS’s research projects whilst living on Benguerra Island. Monitor marine debris, tag fish and sample DNA, get involved in wildlife spatial mapping and identification, learn how to practice permaculture and get to know the local community, amongst many other activities.

• Fish tagging & DNA/Isotope sampling
• Wildlife spatial mapping & identification
• Collect seawater temp. & light data
• Outreach events with local community
• Join research expeditions

Learn how marine science fieldwork is conducted and contribute by collecting valuable data during this four-week volunteering program.

• Scientific diving expeditions
• Shark tagging
• Seawater sampling and oceanography
• Outreach events with local community
• Wildlife identification

For six weeks, dive into the world of marine science and be taught by the experienced science team directly as you conduct fieldwork at sea.

• Laboratory work
• Scientific diving expeditions
• Fish tagging & DNA sampling
• Marine debris monitoring
• Permcaulture training

Work eight weeks long with scientists and conservationists to learn about pressing issues and solutions in today’s ocean.

• Scientific diving
• Ocean Observatory stations maintenance
• 3D seabed mapping
• Deploying cameras and landers
• Identify wildlife from boat and footage

Experience & Assist: US$1650 (2 weeks)

Engage & Help: US$3000 (4 weeks)

Emerge & Contribute: US$4300 (6 weeks)

Study & Protect: US$5400 (8 weeks)

Experience & Assist: US$1650 (2 weeks)

Engage & Help: US$3000 (4 weeks)

Emerge & Contribute: US$4300 (6 weeks)

Study & Protect: US$5400 (8 weeks)

Download the Divemaster Internship brochure

Download the brochure

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