Marine conservation vacation in Portugal

“A week of diving and marine conservation in the Atlantic, based in Lisbon. Portugal. Beginners welcome. Accommodation, training and food included. ”

Highlights

Marine conservation in the Atlantic | Accommodation in Lisbon city centre | Responsible Portuguese diving operator | Working with local community | Open Water Dive certification for beginners | Ecology training focus

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Marine conservation vacation in Portugal

Environment

Eco-Diving
In this program, you will have not only the opportunity to learn and share insights about the importance of the marine ecosystem, but you can also actively participate in its protection!
During your stay, you will learn how to dive and how to collect trash from the Atlantic Ocean to be recycled outside. You will understand how to sort it and how to record every step of the process, so a report can be written over time to create awareness for this problem. Last year alone, our divers collected 588 kgs of trash and started the report that will be more and more complete as more divers join the project.
Our main aim is to clean as much trash as possible and to raise awareness of this issue so we don't have anything to collect in the future!

Accommodation and meals
The accommodation implements the best practices for recycling and prevention of food waste, so they only reduce the resources used, minimize the impacts of their waste and reuse whatever they can.

Group Size
In this project, we work with small groups usually up to 5 strong to ensure that we don't put too much pressure on the natural resource and to offer a personalized experience.

Our team
We live our values and promises in our day-to-day! Through energy conservation measures, responsible shopping and recycling policies, we are proud to be actively reducing the waste produced and having a real impact on the environment.

Community

Community engaging
Travelers can also work to raise awareness of the locals, both with the young public but also with the fisherman community. They can create and participate in initiatives and events which promote the education towards a more sustainable approach in sectors such as fishing, water sports, etc...
They can also contribute to educating children from local schools about environmental issues, conservation, and protection of the local biodiversity and marine resources.

Accommodation and Meals:
Travelers will be accommodated in a social Hostel which contributes to the sustainability of a local social organization. All meals are cooked there as well.
They support over 40 children who live there, serve 1000 meals a day to families living in poverty and provide other services such as psychological support, vacation opportunity to local kids among other activities.

Local sourcing
We only promote tourism experiences who respect local traditions and minimize social negative impacts. We preferentially suggest locally guided tours.

Our team
Through volunteer work, flexible working hours that promote a better work-life balance, and sourcing from local and socially and environmentally responsible suppliers we strive to apply our values to our everyday work ethic as a company.

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