Come join the ecoMovement with Roctopus ecoTrust
We offer one, five, and two-week marine conservation programs, as well as intensive internships and a one-of-a-kind ecoDivemaster Training Program.
ecoTrust Marine Conservation Diving Programs
Change up your fun diving while making a positive change!
All programs include digital academic materials, all diving, personal instruction, and high quality dive equipment
All eco training dives guarantee a 4:1 student to instructor ratio
Open to all scuba divers with a minimum Advanced certification or equivalent. We can run any recreational training you need before your ecoDiving here at Roctopus.
One Day ecoDives
Learn about our marine conservation projects and participate in two ecoDives with a conservation instructor.
During an academic session, your conservation instructor will introduce you to our incredible local reef ecology, teaching you the important roles of different species from whale sharks and turtles to coral and reef fish, down to the species we can’t even see. You’ll understand how important balance is to the ecosystem and be introduced to the projects we run to restore and maintain this balance.
On your two ecoDives you’ll practise identifying signs of health and stress on the reef, identifying species, and learning how to replant a broken coral fragment.
One Week Program
ecoTrust Diver Program
This 5-day course is a comprehensive introduction to our priority marine conservation projects on Koh Tao.
You’ll get 3 days of training, learning about aspects of our local reef ecosystem, its threats and our strategies for conservation and resoration, and develop your conservation diver skills. Then you join our full ecoTrust team putting your skills into action contibuting to our projects!
This program includes 4 eco training dives and 4 eco project dives, and several academic sessions.
Courses begin each Monday.
2 Week Program
2 - 4 Week Volunteer
Falling in love with your work? After completing your ecoTrust Diver Program, you can continue to join our ecoTrust team on their daily project dives, assisting with water quality testing, environmental monitoring, coral restoration, and much more!
You are guaranteed 8 dives per week and are invited to join all “dry” activities like advanced conservation academics, microplastic coastal surveys, labratory practicals, artificial reef building, and anything else going on!
- 2nd week: 7500THB
- All additional weeks: 6400THB
2 Month Internship
This intensive experience is designed to maximize your training in marine conservation, built for students, early career professionals, and avid divers. Includes unlimited diving.
3.5 Month ecoDivemaster Internship
Amplify your Divemaster Training course by integrating it with our in-house marine conservation training, and take advantage of unlimited fun diving for the duration of your program.
Monthly Extensions Available
We require a minimum 2 month commitment from all of our interns. Based on your university requirements, personal project scope, or individual goals, extensions with unlimited diving are available.
You can also choose to add your Divemaster Training onto your program at a discounted rate!
Get in touch to have our team help build the program that works for you!