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Barcelona, Spain. The diving club is in Sant Adrià de Besòs, one of the most appreciated municipalities in Barcelona for its beaches and sporting events, mainly aquatic sports. Near the diving club, you can find some of the most famous Barcelona beaches, such as Platja del Fòrum or Platja del Camp de la Bota.
Volunteers’ daily tasks can vary depending on the time of the year, but can include:
138 kgs of trash collected last year
2021 goal: To collect 500 kgs
A typical weekday may look like this:
08:00-09:00 am | Breakfast at the volunteer’s accommodation
09:00-12:30 am | Take the metro to the project and do your first dive of the week. You will start by learning the fundamentals and after a couple of days you will start the eco-diving
01:30-02:00 pm | Take the metro back to the volunteer accommodation (about 1.5 hour commute).
02:00-02:30 pm | Lunchtime
02:30-07:00 pm | Relaxing & Travel time. Usually, the afternoons are free to travel around the city, learn Spanish, or relax. Sometimes, you can also dive during the afternoons depending on the specialties or certification you are doing. Your instructor will inform you about this on the first day.
Sample of Diving Plan – Depends on your diving level and the number of weeks you join.
Note: volunteers with no diving experience will learn to dive before engaging in any underwater conservation activities. The program fee covers the cost of the required online and in-person training, full scuba equipment, and volunteer supervision from an experienced dive instructor. All volunteers complete internationally recognized diving certifications (CMAS). Depending on the current diving experience and the length of the stay, the volunteer will complete a certification ranging from Open Water Diver to Advanced Open Water Diver and specialties such as Marine Ecology and Fish. The project works with a local diving school, therefore the volunteer will always be supervised by an experienced dive instructor.
*Participants that join for 1 week only get diving activities on Tues, Wed and Thur. (this is the schedule for the 1st week for 1 week bookings).
Internet: Wi-Fi is included.
Laundry: Available for €3.5 use.
Accommodations: The accommodation is in dorm-style rooms, and we also provide an optional room upgrade with a cost of 140€ / week / room.
Food: Two homemade meals are provided each day. Special diet accommodations (e.g. vegetarian, vegan, etc) are available.
Barcelona has some of the most incredible sites in the world. Gaudi’s world-famous architecture, unparalleled Catalonian cuisine, gorgeous beaches, and incredible local culture. The city is also a springboard for easily visiting the rest of Spain and Europe. We will provide you with excellent advice to discover Barcelona like a local! Weekday afternoons and weekends are free for exploring and relaxing.