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  • Writer's pictureGuido Paap

Marine biologist + Divemaster volunteer position

Updated: Jan 17, 2023

We are looking for a graduated marine biologist with a special interest in corals to help out with our coral reef restoration pilot project in Diani Beach, Kenya. The starting date of this volunteer position is March 1st 2023 with a minimum stay of 3 months. Operating hours are from 8 am until 4 pm from Monday till Friday at our ReefoDivers dive base.

Job description

Marine biology

  • Manage and maintain all marine biological aspects of the pilot project

  • Nursing corals and outplanting corals on the degraded reef

  • Conduct marine life surveys, data analysis and write reports

  • Conduct marine life presentations and guest-oriented workshop activities

  • Guide local Reef Rangers during the coral reef restoration diving activities


Ideal candidate

  • Social, pro-active and passionate about marine conservation

  • Well spoken & written English, preferably scientific report writing

  • Communicative and active on social media for promotional purposes

What do we offer

  • Free scuba diving with ReefoDivers Diani

  • Free PADI Coral Reef Restoration Diver Specialty certification in the first month

  • An allowance of $250 per month (after the first month of training)

  • Vegetarian lunch at the beach bar is included on working days (Monday - Friday)

  • Divemasters have a possibility to share in our dive course profits

Expected personal expenses in Diani

  • Accommodation ($150 - $250 per month) There's the option to take over the convenient appartement of the previous volunteer

  • Local transport ($2 - $3 per day) Public transport options are tuk tuk and motorbike

  • Meals ($2 - $12 per day) Depending on your diet, local or international food options

How to apply to volunteer

  • Send us a motivation letter with regards to our job description via:

  • Provide your CV and a copy of your scuba diver certificate

  • Application closing date: January 27th 2023

We will make a selection of interested candidates which we will invite for an interview by phone.

For more information and pictures visit our website or contact us via this webform.

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