Welcome to natures sunken garden - The Maldives. During your expedition you will get to sample the true, authentic Maldivian culture, accessing many places that traditional tourists do not get to see. Embedded as a core part of our program and alongside your volunteering schedule, you will get the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in a range of activities which will provide unforgetable moments and lifelong memories.
Swimming and Snorkeling
With temperatures lingering often around 30°C and humidity often surpassing the 80% mark, even murky water would look tempting… But in the Maldives the pristine oceans are one of the countries proudest and most beautiful assets. Azure-blue, crystal clear water and coral reefs teeming with fish visible just below the surface of the water are trademarks of the nation. It is undeniably tempting to plunge into the ocean on a daily basis. The Maldives offer some of the best snorkeling in the world – Simply grab some flippers and a mask and you’re set to go. When snorkeling you will frequently find yourself staring face to face with rare tropical species such as manta rays, reef sharks, turtles or even dolphins if you are lucky. The reefs themselves are beautiful and truly are a wonder of nature!
Fishing, besides making up a large percentage of the country’s economy, is a favorite past-time of many of the inhabitants and most of the islanders have a passion for that! Night fishing usually begins with a burning sunset turning into a starry sky. This is an opportunity not to be missed. Catching such a wide variety of exotic fish is an experience of a life-time!
Any fish caught during your night fishing trip can also be prepared and eaten locally, with evening beach barbecues -almost as common as the fishing trips that precede them!
Uninhibited Island Visits
A real desert island experience! We will be dropped off on an uninhabited island in the morning, and left there all day! We provide everything you will need, including food, beverages, sports and snorkeling equipment to make it the perfect day out for you. Picnics on such islands are great fun, and offer volunteers an opportunity to explore, sunbathe and relax in a tropical paradise. Picnics and barbecues on an uninhabited beach, with a few good friends, are truly one of the greatest things the Maldives has to offer. The idea of exploring a completely wild island should also appeal to the adventurous side of our volunteers!