Gili Shark Conservation

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About Us


Are you looking for the ultimate holiday adventure in Indonesia? Join our shark conservation team on Gili Air and become a researcher! We’re a small team, taking care of marine conservation and shark research around the Gili Islands in Indonesia.

Unlike the majority of the world, we are big shark lovers. And living in Indonesia, the center of the Coral Triangle, we should be seeing one of the most diverse collections of sharks found in the world on a daily basis. Yet we don’t. Indonesia is unfortunately the largest shark fishing nation in the world. The IUCN states that’s the 1000+ assessed species of cardiligenous fish (sharks, rays, skates,chimearas), 30% are threatened with extinction!

The goal of our shark research project is not just to raise awareness for shark- and marine conservation but also to assist the local community and helping the Gilis to become a plastic free paradise! We offer packages from 2 weeks upwards including 8 dives a week, your next PADI diving certification, accommodation in a beautiful villa, delicious food and a lot of knowledge about shark research and marine life.

You’ll be a full part of our research team, helping to support marine conservation and the local community on Gili Air. Besides our work for shark conservation, we have several projects on land and in the water, to support the local community and create a plastic free paradise. We are working closely together with national and international organisations and collaborate with scientists like Dr. Mark Bond and Dr. Christine A Ward-Paige. 

Join the team!

We are always looking for enthusiastic people who want to live in paradise and make a difference during their holiday or gapyear. Help the sharks and the community of Gili Air by giving your time and love. You don’t need to be a shark expert or a diver to join our project, however a passion and commitment to marine conservation is important. We appreciate all the unique skills that you can bring to our project and welcome people of every corner of the world.

During your stay with the Gili Shark Conservation Project you will learn how to dive / improve your dive skills, become a PADI scientific diver and a PADI shark conservation specialist. We teach you everything you need to know about a BRUV (Baited Remote Underwater Video) how to identify sharks & turtles, conduct survey dives, how to analyze and input data and much more.