Coral reefs will save the day. Here is why they are important.

Coral Reefs Will Save the Day: Here’s Why They’re Important

All divers will tell you how beautiful coral reefs are. They’re like the cities under the ocean, home to hundreds of fish and wonderful creatures! Their value lies far beyond their beauty and the pleasure it brings to those who explore it. Coral reefs are fundamental for many reasons. From protecting our land to providing us with food, all the way to putting money in our pockets. Money, money, money Many coral reefs are the […]

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We Found a Coral Cat Shark!

2nd of November 2019Recently, with our lovely friends at Oceans5 Dive, we found a dead Coral cat shark. While diving around the beautiful Gili Islands, we stumbled across this poor creature. The shark was brought back to land for further inspection, so we could analyze how it ended up in such a state.  Our Lead Scientist, Andre, had a close look at the little creature. She had a lot of bruising and marks around her […]

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Bali’s New Conservation Area

Too often we are feeling the doom and gloom of news in the world of conservation, but it’s not all bad news! A local success story, Bali’s Benoa Bay has been declared a conservation area to protect it from reclamation. Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister confirmed the decision last week, which has meant a reclamation project in the bay area has ended, This is following years of negative commentary from the public. The decision was […]

How I got the funding to join a conservation program abroad and make the most out of my gapyear

How I Funded my Application

So… we all need to face the hard truth that as fun as these projects are, they are not exactly cheap. The expenses of volunteering are the same as if you were coming on a holiday: you need to pay for your transport, food, accommodation and any extra courses you would want to take. The costs slowly add up, and they can get quite pricey. However, despite the costs the experiences you gain from it […]

Do a divemaster internship with a conservation twist

Do A Divemaster Internship With A Marine Conservation Twist

Do you want to become a Divemaster and do marine conservation? Join our project and do both! Do your Divemaster at Gili Shark Conservation Project and you can contribute to marine conservation while gaining your PADI Divemaster qualification too. Want to know what our marine conservation project is about? The Gili Shark Conservation Project is an award-winning grassroots organization. We’re based on the beautiful paradise island of Gili Air, Indonesia. Our research team (which could […]