We are also offering a GRAND DISCOUNT on our Application Fees! Now, you can apply for any of our volunteering/internship programs for just $99/£80/€87*
*Valid on all programs starting from November 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021. To avail the discount, you can use the code: HAPPY99

Marine Conservation Volunteering Program in Portugal

Trip Highlights

  • Volunteer for Marine Conservation in Portugal and contribute towards saving the precious underwater life
  • Hands-on experience to protect the marine live dwelling in the Atlantic Ocean
  • Learn to be a pro-diver under expert supervision
  • Structured all-inclusive program with 24/7 support
  • International exposure to a different working culture
  • Fun and meaningful experience with other people from all over the world
  • Chance to explore Portugal’s popular places as well as hidden gems
  • Program Certificate after completion


Volunteering Solutions, in association with a local organization in Portugal, is aiming to protect the marine life with the help of the volunteers. As a part of the Marine Conservation Program, you will have the opportunity to join a variety of conservation efforts focused on the protection of the marine ecosystem in the Coastline of Portugal. Discover this new underwater world and contribute to clean up the Atlantic Ocean by bringing trash out during your dive.

Cascais is a fisherman village a few km from Lisbon. The meeting point of many tourists for its beaches, culture, and entertainment is also the ideal place for eco-diving, given its vast coastline rich in fauna and flora. The Marina de Cascais is a port, situated near the Bay of Cascais, which has a series of restaurants, commercial spaces and sailing, and diving schools. This where you'll be spending your time while volunteering for the Marine Conservation Program.

Being associated with this highly recommended program, you can:

  • Take internationally recognized Diving certification courses.
  • Explore the underwater world of Portuguese coastline (fish, caves and sunken ships are some of the examples!).
  • Learn about the marine ecosystem and how you can protect it. Collect trash from the Ocean to recycle it etc.
  • Work with the local community - educate the local community about environmental issues, conservation and protection of biodiversity and marine resources.

This program would be perfect for high school and college students, as well as gap year travelers who are keen to learn something new and contribute effectively towards social change. Observe fish of all colors, touch weird seaweeds, explore underwater caves and discover boat wrecks and much more. You will discover wonders hidden underwater, a Portuguese treasure unknown to many but loved by those who are brave enough to take this challenge. 

Note: You will always be supervised by an experienced diver instructor and will receive comprehensive training on the marine conservation subject. Any person can participate, from beginners (that will start with the Open Water Dive Certification) or more experienced divers as the program is adapted to your diving experience.

Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities

Volunteer Work Schedule


Dates & Cost

Program Requirements


Got a Question? Write to us

Is There Something More That You'd Like To Know ?

  • Just in case you've more things to ask us, or probably you're looking for a customized program - you can simply get in touch with us !
  • Drop us a mail at [email protected]
  • Call us at: 1- 888-790-3096 (US/CAN)
  • You can also have a 'one-on-one' chat with our experts!

Change Country?

Looks like you're from United Kingdom. Visit our UK/Ireland Website for a better viewing experience and to view prices in GBP.