Gili Shark Conservation is a grassroots conservation and data collection project seeking hardworking and enthusiastic research volunteers who want to live and work in paradise and make a difference on their holiday.
This dive intensive program is located on the quiet and relaxed island of Gili Air, a 2-hour boat ride from Bali. As an intern with Gili Shark Conservation, you will be working alongside underwater researchers and learning about the fragile ecosystem and its many living organisms. It combines a nice balance between work and play while you enjoy the beautiful surroundings of this jewel in the Gillis.
You will learn how to conduct survey dives and BRUV (Baited Remote Underwater Video) data collection, and be apart of and island wide shark and ray abundance surveys, monthly trips to Lombok fish markets, beach and underwater clean ups, and community events to help the Gili Matra Marine Reserve and the environment of Gili Air.
For decades, Indonesia has been ranked as the number one shark fishing nation in the world. This overfishing has resulted in a greatly reduced number of sharks in the local waters.
Make a real difference in conservation through research and data collection and through local awareness events to help save the sharks of Indonesia! You will be entering the project as one of the team members and your ideas and hard work are valued in its growth and success.
Minimum of 2-week project, 18 years +, no diving experience necessary.