1 independent reviews for Marine conservation vacation in Portugal

Reviews for Marine conservation vacation in Portugal


review 10 Sep 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The diving, the hostel and the volunteers. We went diving every day from Tuesday to Friday. The diving instructors were super nice, made us feel very comfortable and were great teachers. The hostel was in a good state and served really nice food. On top of everything the other volunteers at the hostel were great and it was easy to get to know people (and that's usually not at all easy for me) because most of us were there with the same motive - to volunteer on one of the programs.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

If you do the diving in Lisbon / Cascais try to stay longer than a week. The dives are in the morning and are usually quite exhausting. On top of that you are done with your placement at midday where the sun is the strongest and you don't always feel like doing sightseeing in the heat of the afternoon.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes. I was in Lisbon for a week and learned to dive during my stay. While learning we were also able to pick up and collect trash that we found in the ocean so that we could recycle it afterwards.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

10 out of 10, would go again in a heartbeat.

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