About Us


Our organisation adopts a holistic approach to undertake coral reef conservation, through the integration of marine research, management, education and social development initiatives. ReefDoctor works with local fishing communities to encourage the sustainable use of marine resources in order to protect ecologically valuable marine habitats and secure the future livelihoods of coastal communities. We believe […]

Reef Doctor’s Core Work


ReefDoctor is one of only a few NGO’s working in Madagascar to help monitor coral reef health, protect threatened coastal ecosystems, and manage marine resources. The organization, located next to the fishing village of Ifaty, has been working in the Bay of Ranobe since 2002. The Bay of Ranobe is a semi-enclosed lagoon in south-west […]


ReefDoctor's work: What we do.

Seaweed farming grows in the Bay of Ranobe Community managed aquaculture continues to grow in the Bay of Ranobe, with seaweed farmers in Mangily celebrating their very first sale on the 2nd September 2015. Combined, the farmers sold over 600 kilograms of the red seaweed known commercially as cottonii, to be exported for industrial uses. […]

Volunteer with ReefDoctor


Whether it’s a gap year diving break, furthering your studies abroad or just a break in your travels to do something different, volunteering with ReefDoctor is an experience you’ll carry with you for the rest of your life. ReefDoctor volunteer programs are a unique opportunity to experience Madagascar, its people and its culture, whilst contributing to marine conservation and sustainable community development.

You could make a real difference at our truly dedicated project. Take part in the on-going monitoring and restoration of coral reefs, the design and implementation of sustainable fisheries and the establishment of marine protected areas. Make a lasting contribution to the conservation of perhaps the most beautiful (and most threatened) ecosystem of them all, the coral reef.

Take a look at our volunteer programs

ReefDoctor Volunteer Programmes

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    Research & DiveMaster Intern

    The Research and DiveMaster Internship is on offer for those looking to make a greater time commitment to ReefDoctor (6-12 months). This position allows people with a keen interest in tropical marine conservation but with limited experience, to gain their first steps in this exciting but demanding field.

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    The ReefDoctor Eco-Diver Program is a great way to become dive certified, learn about the marine environment and experience conservation in action. It has been designed for those who can only join us for a limited period of time.

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    Research Assistant

    The ReefDoctor Research Assistant programme trains volunteers to become integral members of our marine research, conservation and management projects