About the program

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

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. 

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.

Why Choose Us?

● 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 Archipelago’s first Solid Waste Management system 

● Live and work in a traditional Cambodian fishing village 

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

Contact us


  • Cost: From $1,950 USD 
  • 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: 

Ben Thorne - [email protected]


  • All program activities, including: Scuba diving, PADI scuba diving course fees and Learning manuals 
  • In-country support from experienced program staff 
  • An engaging career development workshop 
  • First aid training 
  • Return speedboat between mainland and island-site 
  • Accommodation & food 
  • Wi-Fi 
  • Access to a gym
  • Hot water showers


The Song Saa Foundation is not only a fantastic way to launch a career in conservation, it's a wholly rewarding - and fun - experience in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Our volunteers share their experiences and photos here.

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