The Ocean Stewardship Program (OSP) focuses on assisting coastal
communities in the Koh Rong Archipelago in southwest Cambodia
and is the countryā€™s largest island-based marine conservation

By taking part in the OSP you have a unique opportunity to work with
seasoned professionals and scientists, contributing to a lasting
legacy in Cambodia. You will be among the only people collecting
ongoing marine survey data for this important region, which will
promote the conservation of the pristine environments of coastal
Cambodia, and ensure the survival of coral reefs, mangrove forests
and seagrass meadows.Ā 

Nestled in a well-managed conservation area with enormous
potential, this is the ideal place to learn to dive and engage in
pioneering marine conservation.


Gain personal hands-on experience in ground-breaking marine conservation initiatives

Work alongside experienced conservation professionals with previous successes in:

  • Establishing Cambodia’s first Marine Protected Area
  • Setting up an artificial reef programme
  • Delivering youth environmental education
  • Creating the Archipelagoā€™s first Solid Waste Management system

Live and work in a traditional Cambodian fishing villageĀ 

Ideal for those studying marine biology and environmental conservation, or those with a passion for the marine world and ecological conservation


  • Cost: From $1,750 USDĀ 

  • Duration: Minimum 4 weeks

  • Start dates: 1st Monday of every month

  • Location: Koh Rong Archipelago, Cambodia

To apply or for more information, please email our Program Manager:Ā 

Ben Thorne –ben@songsaafoundation.org


  • All program activities, including:Ā Scuba diving, PADI scuba diving course fees and Learning manualsĀ 

  • In-country support from experienced program staffĀ 

  • An engaging career development workshop
  • First aid training

  • Return speedboat between mainland and island-site
  • Accommodation & food
  • Wi-FiĀ 

  • Access to a gym

  • Hot water showers