Debra left her life as a school teacher in the US to volunteer as part of our marine program for four weeks this summer. Her impressive drive and determination saw her overcome each challenge that she faced, and she left us a qualified diver, having contributed to our ongoing research for which we are very grateful!
“Volunteering at MRCI was one of the most rewarding and enjoyable experiences of my life! Four weeks on Nosy Komba flew by quickly as there was always training, studying and surveys to conduct. I learned so much about coral and fish and learning to dive on the reefs was like diving right inside a picture book! The marine program is incredibly well run with excellent teachers and dedicated researchers.
Living at the institute was so easy – the huts and beds were comfortable, the food good and the island beautiful. There was little electricity, so entertainment was found with good books, card games and interesting conversations.
I will always treasure the friendships I made here and the memory of personal challenges I faced and conquered! I’m proud that I was their oldest diver (a 55 year old school teacher) who felt right at home among staff and volunteers from around the world.”
If you’d like to push yourself, discover a new skill and contribute to important research by volunteering with us, contact us to book your trip today!