Marine conservation training in Fiji
Marine conservation training in Fiji
Marine conservation training in Fiji

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RealStep offers you a unique sustainability training in Fiji, at our partner organization. Contribute to the conservation of the marine life of the islands alongside specialists and experts. You will have the opportunity to acquire theoretical and practical training in a heavenly setting, between treatments and diving sessions in the waters of the region.


NGO Project Coordinator
Protected site manager
At-sea observer
Local developer




Intermediate English


Description of the program

This sustainable development training offers the opportunity to acquire many skills as well as different certifications. The PADI qualification, for example, is included in this marine conservation project in Fiji. Discover the marine ecosystem of the archipelago, and develop in-depth knowledge in its conservation by collecting data for studies on coral reefs or different species of fish.

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Like all of our training courses for working in the environment abroad , this project in Fiji allows you to benefit from complete learning while contributing to the preservation of the region's ecosystems.

Tasks of the trainees on the sustainable development training

Attention : during the training, many diving sessions are planned. Participants must undergo on-site PADI training to carry out the project, or else be certified.


This project is part of the so-called career training:

This training program in sustainable development is part of the so-called “career” projects. In addition to the mission that you carry out on site, it allows you to benefit from real support, and to access the position of project coordinator in 6 months. Here you combine theoretical training with practical learning, with online modules to be completed after the end of the mission. At the end of the program, you obtain an international certification recognized and issued by the University of Richmond, in the United States.

The accompaniment is therefore present upstream, on site but also downstream of the project. During the course of the mission, you will also have a remote project to carry out: you will have to solve a problem with other partner organizations in marine conservation, environment, animal protection... A coach will follow you and support you to help you better in solving these problems, and at the end of the project you will have access to a platform of job offers in NGOs, following the professional training you will have received.

Remote projects included in professional training will be carried out AFTER having carried out the mission in the field.

If your training lasts 4-11 weeks, you will work on a remote project for a period of 4 weeks after completing the field assignment.
If your training lasts 12 weeks or more, you will work on 2 remote projects for a duration of 8 weeks after completing the field mission.

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Conditions on the job guarantee

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Skills acquired and impact of sustainable development training :

Our partner organization, composed of members from all over the world, conducts various research on the marine ecosystem by collecting data during diving sessions. The objective is to best guide conservation strategies led by locals, to help local organizations to make the best decisions for the management of the marine environment. While training, you have a positive and lasting impact on the region, the communities, by contributing to the progress of studies and therefore to the making of management decisions favorable to the environment.


The Leadership module is included in this training in sustainable development in Fiji, and allows participants to develop leadership skills, particularly useful in all career paths. Each week, a specific concept related to leadership is studied, such as teamwork, and an assignment on the subject is to be done. A mentor, member of the local team, will be present to guide and accompany the volunteers throughout the training. A certificate and a personal recommendation are given at the end of the program.


Life in the camp

Participants are immersed in an island environment with an international team. There is no shortage of reefs around the island, offering a particularly rich subject of study to the host structure and to the various participants who will be able to observe in depth a unique marine biodiversity, within the framework of this training on the development sustainability in Fiji.

Host organization

Founded in 1997, our partner organisation coordinates projects around the world. They permanently employ 150 people in base camps on 5 continents.
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In Fiji, our partner works closely with local organizations on long-term projects. They work only under the supervision of the community leaders and at their request.

Sustainable solutions with minimal impact on the environment:

- Creating sustainable solutions to support self-sustaining communities.

- Ensuring access to clean water sources.

- Developing micro-enterprises around food, with a particular focus on education and agriculture.

- Supporting local schools with school supplies.

- Providing expertise and ideas on energy and electricity issues.

- Implementation of studies and educational programs on the marine environment.


Strong points

Certificate and training in leadership and team management
Theoretical knowledge and field learning
Underwater surveys in the warm waters of the Pacific
Diving training with PADI certification
Support from a Career Coach
Access to Job Board

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