Sabbatical in Paradise –
Island Hopping

This sabbatical experience will lead you to two paradise islands in the middle of the Indian Ocean. For twelve weeks you will have the chance to make lots of unforgettable experiences and become engaged in the field of species protection.


Your travel will start in the Maldives, which are considered as oases of peace and beauty due to their untouched nature. Maamigili is one of the small islands located in the South-Ari-Atoll of Maldives. Here you will work in an international team of volunteers to protect endangered whale sharks. The major part of your time will be spent on the crystal-clear sea in a so-called Dhoni, a traditional boat made of woods which was originally designed as a fishing vehicle. On the Dhoni you will surveil the population of wild whale sharks, take photographs and record body length and mass. To exchange knowledge and experiences there will be a strong cooperation between the volunteers and the local people. In this way you are going to gain a deeper understanding of the local life and cultures.

After four weeks you will leave for the next nature paradise: the Seychelles. In terms of white beaches, picturesque bays and colorful biodiversity the Seychelles are in no way inferior to the Maldives. Become active in the protection of wild sea turtles and, in this way, contribute to the conservation of the Seychelles’ fragile nature. For eight weeks you will live on North Island and work on the observation and surveillance of wild sea turtle populations as well as the renaturation of different vegetation areas. Besides that you will implement measures to preserve the marine ecosystem and get to know the fascinating underwater world of this unique natural treasure.


The untouched nature and the peaceful spirit of these two paradise islands will help you to mitigate stress and give you the time to focus on your own needs and ideas. Experience an unforgettable sabbatical.


Outward flight

Malé International Airport, Maldives

Return flight

Seychelles International Airport, Mahé Island, Seychelles


  • Protection of endangered whale sharks in the Maldives
  • Protection of sea turtles in the Seychelles


Maldives, Seychelles


approx. 12 weeks

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