become a PADI Divemaster and PADI Scientific Diver

My Story Of Becoming A Divemaster While I Joined The Research Team

Let Me Start By Telling You Why I Chose To Join The Gili Shark Conservation Project My name is Luana, I am 33 years old and from Switzerland. I found the project through the internet while I was searching for a place where I could complete my Divemaster training and ...
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How to pursue a career in marine conservation

Shark Warrior In The Spotlight: Fernando Melendez

Over the past five years we have hosted hundreds of participants from all over the globe and we are so proud to say that many have gone on to pursue a career in conservation and marine science. Last week we caught up with Fernando Melendez who participated with us back ...
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Volunteering with the Gili Shark Conservation Project In Indonesia

Shark Warrior In The Spotlight: Tess Reid

From doodling during lectures to creating inspirational designs and sustainable merchandise, we caught up with Tess Reid this month to learn about what she has been up to after her time with the Gili Shark Conservation project. With her passion for art and design combined with her enthusiasm for conservation ...
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What it's really like to live on a tropical island in Indonesia

What It’s Really Like To Live On A Tropical Island

Have you ever dreamt of living in Earths equivalent of ‘Paradise’? How it must be to wake up every morning in a place surrounded by crystal clear ocean with only a sandy beach as a boarder. Imagine a place where traffic doesn’t exist and where flip flops are considered as ...
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A blog about why not all sharks are scary

Scream Your Heart Out: Sharks Aren’t All Like in JAWS

Lots of people in this beautiful world think that sharks are scary! Blood-thirsty, raw blooded killers, on a mission to human-hunt! They’re big, fast and scary and have thousands upon thousands of teeth! They lurk in the dark, murky waters, waiting to attack! You are wrong. Scream your heart out, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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quiz what type of shark are you?

Get to Know Yourself Better: What Type of Shark Are You?

Do you ever sit in the shower and wonder what type of shark you are? Do you sit at your desk, staring out of the window, pondering whether you and a Whale shark could be friends? Do you contemplate if you're the Great white or the Mako shark in Shark ...
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It’s actually cool to be environmentally friendly these days. Let’s embrace that with open arms! Here are four easy things to do to start green living.

Be Environmentally Friendly: Four Steps for Green Living

It’s actually cool to be environmentally friendly these days. Let’s embrace that with open arms! Here are four ways you can action green living. 1. Be a minimalist Everyone’s heard of Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, last season’s Netflix sensation. But what can we learn from it? Using less is ...
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Cover blog: Four Reasons I Quit My Job for Scuba Diving and Conservation

Four Reasons I Quit My Job for Scuba Diving and Conservation

It’s usually a long time coming. You don’t just quit your job. You think about how to quit your job for a long time before you finally have the guts to pull the plug. There are 100 questions to answer: “What if I can make it better? What if I’m ...
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Top 5 Dives Sites Around The Gili Islands

The Gili Islands in Indonesia are famous for the amazing underwater world, lots of turtles and (baby) sharks! Divers from all over the world come to experience the warm and clear idyllic waters as well as the diversity of marine life. The water temperature averages at 28 degrees and the ...
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Take Diving To The Next Level - Become a Citizen Scientist

Take Diving to the Next Level: Be a Citizen Scientist

Have you always wanted to be a marine scientist, but not had the skills or courage it required? Have you been thinking lately that you would like to do more meaningful diving? Have you been itching to make a difference? We have good news. You can achieve all these things ...
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Shark Conservation In Indonesia

Why I Joined The Gili Shark Conservation Project – Twice!

I’ve been fortunate enough to travel around a lot of the world for both business and pleasure but rarely do I ever return to the same place. I figure there are so many new places to visit in the world, why would I ever return to somewhere? But this year ...
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Cover Blog all You Ever Wanted To Know About Baby Sharks And Shark Reproduction

A Full Guide to Shark Reproduction and Baby Sharks

Did you dive in the Gili Islands yet? Were you lucky enough to visit the baby sharks, or pups as they are technically called? The Gili Islands are unique for their shark nursery of whitetip reef sharks. This is one of the reasons why we started our project - to ...
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7 Ways to Pursue Your Dream of Getting a Job in Marine Conservation

Do you feel like you should have been born a mermaid/man? Are you one of those who cries (visible or not, we won’t judge) whenever you see wildlife suffering from human impact? Then we bet your dream job is marine conservation. Are we right? If so, you’ve probably already realized ...
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