After breakfast on Monday, there will be a presentation about the Turtle Conservation project and a briefing to understand better what we’ll be doing in the week/s ahead. Then we get straight into it - the typical activities you’ll be doing here will involve feeding the turtles, cleaning the tanks, collecting seaweed and catching live food for the turtles and also cleaning the beach to ensure a positive environment. Often the team will need to weigh and measure the turtles to record their growth, and also provide treatment for sick and injured turtles if present. Depending the timing, you may be involved in the release of injured turtles after treatment, site maintenance and construction work such as the creation of new tanks, painting the walls, etc. Other ongoing project work includes the creation of educational materials and school visits to give lessons for local students.
In the evenings there will be opportunities for volleyball or beach soccer or to watch documentaries about turtles which will help you to widen your knowledge about these amazing creatures. Thursday nights we have a bonfire and dinner at the beach.
During your stay here, we’ll take a break from working one day for a trip to Crystal Bay, a beautiful beach and a great spot for snorkelling.