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Volunteers will stay in the beautiful coastal city of Split. The second largest city in Croatia, Split has maintained a mix of traditional Dalmatic culture and a buzzing night life scene. With popular tourist attractions all around, we encourage volunteers to explore Croatia in their time off. The most popular destinations would be the city of Dubrovnik, Plitvice National Park, Krka National Park, and the capital Zagreb. In addition, the beautiful islands make for a magical day-trip in the summer! The volunteer project takes place in the beautiful town of Omiš, around 25km from Split.
If you think of the Croatian coast, chances are you’ll picture sparkling clear Mediterranean waters, beaches full of swimmers and an abundance of sea life. While this is often the case, it still requires plenty of work of dedicated marine conservationists to keep the water clean and reduce sea pollution. The primary goal is to clean and protect as much of the sea area as possible.
Volunteers are involved in restoring and maintaining the natural state of the marine ecosystem of the Dalmatian region and the wider Adriatic Sea. Volunteers will learn and use scuba diving skills to get into the water and make a real difference with ocean clean-ups and other activities, to help the natural ecosystem remain as pristine as possible. Programs like this are crucial to ensure the long-term stability of the ecosystem for generations to come, volunteers can have a massive impact on the area!
Volunteers will work for approximately 4-5 hours, sometimes more, depending on the work and location where the dive takes place. The principal goal is to take as much trash as possible, especially plastic and remove it from the water. Foremost, volunteers need to feel safe and comfortable underwater, an instructor will lead diving lessons to ensure all volunteers are safe when conducting their volunteer work. Constant local support will be provided to make sure any issues for volunteers are taken care of!
Volunteer duties include:
Note: Travel time from the volunteer accommodation to the project site in Omiš is around 30-45 minutes.
Weekly Diving Plan:
Internet: Wi-Fi is included.
Laundry: Coin-operated washing machines are located nearby for volunteers
Accommodations: Volunteers will stay in a sustainable and social hostel in the center of Split. Accommodation is dorm-style with 6 to 8 people per room, same gender. There is an option to upgrade to a private or double room for an extra fee, based on availability.
Food: Three homemade meals are provided each day. Special diets might be available on request (e.g. vegetarian, vegan, etc).
We want volunteers to know the natural and cultural surroundings and will provide you with helpful tips and tricks that will help discover Split and Croatia like a local! The shifts will last between 3 and 5 hours per day and take place either in the morning, in the afternoon, or in the evening (depending on the program), which will leave you with plenty of free time to go explore, take a stroll around the surroundings, catch the most important sites, interact with the locals or relax, and of course, weekends off as well! Popular travel options:
Organized tours can also be arranged for an extra fee.