Leave nothing but footprints

5 Ways You Can Leave Nothing But Footprints On The Gilis

Traveling sometimes does not make it easy to be environmentally friendly - especially when the place you are traveling to are remote islands! Here are some easy ways that you can help the earth while traveling to the Gili Islands, but these tips apply for traveling anywhere! 1. Bring your own ...
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Scary Shark

What’s More Likely To Kill You Than A Shark?

As a scuba diver, how many times have you been asked the questions “Aren’t you scared of sharks?” or have been told “I’d never go scuba diving - what if there was a shark!”. These are things you’ve probably heard a million times over. And each time you probably have ...
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Our Plastic Free Paradise campaign: One year later!

Our Plastic Free Paradise campaign: One year later! If you visited the Gili islands over 2 years ago, you may have noticed that everywhere and everyone used to use plastic. No question asked, your purchase would be put in a plastic bag, your drink served in a plastic cup with ...
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5 Reasons You Should Join a Beach Clean Up

5 Reasons Why You Should Join a Beach Clean Up 1. Trash has a huge impact on our marine ecosystem At this point, you’re probably thinking that you have heard this before. But let me impress on you the scope of the problem. According to the NOAA, billions of pounds of ...
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The Importance of Marine Protected Areas

The importance of implementing Marine Protected Areas Did you know that Gili Islands are actually classed as a Marine Protected Area? Not many people are aware that the Gili Islands are actually classed as a Marine Protected Area called the Gili Matra Marine Park. Marine protected areas, commonly known as ...
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Why Sharks are Vital to our Ecosystem

Why are Sharks vital to our Marine Ecosystems? Without sharks there would be nothing. They are the most essential keystone species to many aquatic ecosystems. Whilst people think that sharks are “dangerous” and “scary” they only attack on average sixteen people per year, with only one in two years leading ...
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My life after the Gili Shark Conservation Project – by Taylor

My life after the Gili Shark Conservation Project - by Taylor Halfway through my marine science degree, I became uninspired by textbook lessons and lectures. I decided to go out into the world to do some “life study”. The first stop on my 20-month sabbatical was the Gili Shark Conservation ...
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What it Means to be a Scientific Scuba Diver

What it Means to be a Scientific Scuba Diver Most likely, the reason you want to  join the Gili Shark Conservation Project is that you care about the marine environment. One of the best parts of our program is that although we are a marine research center, you don’t need ...
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Our Dream for the Generations to Come: A Plastic Free Paradise

Our Dream for the Generations to Come: A Plastic Free Paradise Everyone has a different idea of the word “paradise”,  some imagine a meadow bursting with colorful flowers and the sound of birds chirping in the trees. Some picture a vibrant village full of happy faces and the sound of ...
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My Life After the Gili Shark Conservation Project – by Nico

My life after the Gili Shark Conservation Project – by Nico I joined the Gili Shark Conservation Project on April 2016 when I was 18 years old. Indonesia was my first destination as a Solo traveler. I left my home country of Argentina in search for a life closer to ...
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How we Capture the Change of the Gili Islands

How we Capture the Change of the Gili Islands “I’ve seen changes every time I dive, but I don’t have any photos to compare” and “The reef was so healthy, I wish I had taken more pictures”. These are two of the most common responses we get when we ask ...
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The Mysterious Fish at Han’s Reef

The Mysterious Fish at Han's Reef It started out as a typical Saturday for the Gili Shark Conservation Research Team. We spent the morning diving and then headed to our home base to prepare for the afternoon’s Community Day Event. While collecting materials for our upcycling workshop, we received an ...
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My Life After the Gili Shark Conservation Project – by Addie

My Life After the Gili Shark Conservation Project It’s been one year since I first set foot on the paradise island of Gili Air to become a Shark Warrior with the Gili Shark Conservation Project. I was a 22 year-old solo traveler, fresh out of University, with no real compass ...
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Dive Against Debris, the first and only marine debris survey of its kind

Dive Against Debris, the first and only marine debris survey of its kind Did you know that marine debris can be found 10 years later more than 10.000 km away from its country of origin? And that millions of marine animals each year are trapped, killed or injured because of ...
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An Update about our PlasticFreeParadise Campaign

** Conservation Classes ** We started to give conservation classes on the primary school of Gili Air. Every Saturday at 7.30 AM we make our way to the school and teach 50 children (!) about the wonderful world of conservation. And there is more; together with the children we started ...
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Why I Loved Diving around the Gili Islands

When I first started to plan my trip to join the research team of the Gili Shark Conservation project, I was excited to dive frequently with sharks and learn more about these amazing creatures and the measures needed to conserve them. However, nothing prepared me for the beauty of the ...
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