It is forecasted that by 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. To help try to combat this, volunteers join a passionate team of divers who dive every day to remove marine debris from the ocean.
Each day you will complete one dive lasting about 20 - 50 minutes. Dives vary from 10 - 15m in depth. On each dive, you will be surveying an area of the ocean bed looking for plastic, fishing gear and other rubbish. This will then be collected, separated and disposed of safely. To date, almost 3000kg of waste has been removed from the sea.
Accommodation and food
You will be living in possibly the most eco-friendly guest house in Lisbon. The accommodation is just 30 minutes from the city centre, in a quiet residential area. You will be sharing accommodation with other volunteers.
Important things to know about the accommodation are:
You will be working on the project Monday - Friday, either on a morning or afternoon shift. This working pattern means that you have plenty of time to improve your Portuguese, explore the local area and get to know your fellow volunteers. You will have weekends free to explore the local area including the beaches, Lisbon, Porto, Sintra and more.
Extra useful information about the organisation of this project
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