Reef Doctor

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ReefDoctor is a small UK based, not-for-profit, Marine Conservation organisation conducting coral reef research, implementing sustainable management principles, community awareness, schools education and social development work with the local Vezo fishing communities of the coral reef system of the Bay of Ranobe SW Madagascar part of the 3rd largest coral reef system in the world.

Scuba & snorkel based survey's and research on the coral reefs

Land based research and monitoring of mangroves, seagrasses and coastal fisheries

Educate the children and local communities on the marine environment

Help communities implement sustainable fishing practices

Help our social development and family planning projects

Ifaty village Bay of Ranobe Toliara province SW Madagascar

1, 2 and 6 person Malagasy style reed/wood huts available for volunteers (and staff). All hut on the beach front with cement flour, lockable doors and windows. Each volunteer is provided single bed, bedside table, cloth rack, bed materials, mosquito net.

4, 6, 8 and 12 weeks. Expeditions start monthly between February to December

Program Requirements

  • 18 and older
  • Good health
    • Passing a standard recreational SCUBA diving medical supplied
    • No prior experience or qualifications needed
    • Enthusiasm to undertake hands on conservation in simple conditions in a tropical environment
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