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Marine Conservation - Research Assistant

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2 - 24 Wochen  ·  Alter 16 - 50+

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Highlights

  • Work alongside experienced marine conservation scientists and the local community on vital projects
  • Dive with magnificent Manta Rays every day in the world-renowned diving haven of Raja Ampat, Indonesia, as a Manta Ray Research Assistant
  • Learn essential marine biology field skills and become a certified Reef Check Eco Diver
  • Engage in diverse local community projects, from teaching English to promoting waste management and environmental education
  • Scuba dive in one of the world's best diving locations, gaining recognized qualifications and valuable experience

Besonders geeignet für

Alter 16+
Alleinreisend
Pärchen
Familien
Gruppen
50+

Über das Programm

Conduct Manta Ray research, Reef Check surveys, and assist with community projects as a Barefoot Conservation Research Assistant!

The Project

Barefoot Conservation is working in partnership with the Raja Ampat local government, local Papuan Communities and stakeholders, to protect the coral reefs of Raja Ampat and the communities that rely on them.

This partnership is bonded by a willingness to make a real difference, and ...

Über das Programm

The Project

Barefoot Conservation is working in partnership with the Raja Ampat local government, local Papuan Communities and stakeholders, to protect the coral reefs of Raja Ampat and the communities that rely on them.

This partnership is bonded by a willingness to make a real difference, and the understanding that research, survey dives and Marine Protected Areas cannot work unless accompanied by education and the sustained alleviation of poverty. 

The Raja Ampat project is designed to work at a grass roots level, thus making a real difference to real people, and a difference that each volunteer can see and be a part of.

Our Goals

  • To conduct marine underwater surveys using the Reef Check methodology, collecting data, for the use in advising local government, local communities and other NGO partners, on the health of coral reefs and the marine life in Raja Ampats Marine Protected Areas (MPA's).
  • Produce a local Manta Ray Identification (ID) database, through underwater manta ray surveys. Sharing collected data with local government and NGO partners.
  • Monitor the number of Crown of Thorns Starfish (COT's) in the region, undertaking COTs survey/removal dives during large outbreaks.
  • Undertake educational programmes on environmental issues, sustainable fishing techniques (if necessary) and the economic benefits of MPA's.
  • Increase quality of life and alleviate poverty in local communities, through our community projects - Education, Waste Management, Health Clinics, Family Planning, Dental Hygiene and Renewable Energy.
  • Encourage entrepreneurial attitudes to deter from unsustainable destructive activities like shark finning or dynamite fishing.



Tagesablauf

Day-to-Day Expedition Life

Your typical day will consist of 2 survey dives and time spent on various community projects in the local community. At Barefoot Conservation we believe it is vital to work in the community, educating, improving equality of life and alleviating poverty, alongside producing ...

Tagesablauf

Day-to-Day Expedition Life

Your typical day will consist of 2 survey dives and time spent on various community projects in the local community. At Barefoot Conservation we believe it is vital to work in the community, educating, improving equality of life and alleviating poverty, alongside producing a detailed habit map of the surrounding coral reef/marine life that the community rely so heavily on.

Breakfast will be served at 7am and depending on the weather, and advice from our local dive guides/boat crew, you will either start your first survey dive of the day at 9am or visit the local community to assist on various community projects which the Community Officer will organise.

At the end of each survey dive you will relay the data from your dive slates on to the data recording sheets, for later entry into our database. 

After lunch (12:00-12:30) you will do the opposite of what you did in the morning, so if you worked on community projects in the morning, your undertake survey dives in the afternoon and vice versa.

Dinner is served at 19:00 and, after a short de-brief session on the days activities, the evening is yours to relax, have a cold beer and talk about the amazing marine life you saw or the kind villagers you made friends with, while watching the sunset off Barefoot jetty.

Some evenings may involve an advanced presentation or Indonesian language lessons for those interested and theory sessions for volunteers taking extra PADI scuba courses.

Monday to Friday are reserved for survey dives and Community project work.

Saturday is for fun dives where the Barefoot dive profiles are relaxed slightly, and dive computers can be used for multi-level divers, that are deeper and longer.

Wednesday mornings the team goes to Waisai the capital of Raja Ampat to collect/drop off volunteers and pick up supplies. Volunteers can join this trip to use the internet and buy any extra luxury items in Waisai. Please be aware that the capital only has a population of 6000 and hence is still small, so it does not have hundreds of shops.

Sunday is a complete NO dive day, this is for health & safety reasons and gives your body time to recover from the weeks diving. This gives you some valuable downtime when you can sunbath, play volleyball or football, go for a swim/snorkel, read a book, go for a walk around the island, watch a movie or visit the local village.

Saturdays & Sundays may be used by the Scuba Instructor when teaching extra PADI Scuba courses, however only confined diving (no deeper than 5 meters) can be undertaken on the Sunday.


Freizeitaktivitäten

In your free time it is possible to play volleyball or football, as we often arrange friendly games with the local village we are based in. Volunteers can also go snorkeling, as our house reef is amazing, and you can often spot manta rays at the end of our private jetty!

At the weekend, Saturday is ...

Freizeitaktivitäten

In your free time it is possible to play volleyball or football, as we often arrange friendly games with the local village we are based in. Volunteers can also go snorkeling, as our house reef is amazing, and you can often spot manta rays at the end of our private jetty!

At the weekend, Saturday is reserved for fun diving, so volunteers will get 3 fun dives in (one is a night dive). We often combine these fun dives with a day trip away to Pianemo or another island, taking lunch with us so volunteers can have a picnic on a secluded beach, sunbath, read a book or snorkel. 
Sundays we have a rotation for cooking duties as the kitchen staff do not work Sundays, this means volunteers may have to help cook one of the 3 meals during the day (Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner). When volunteers are not on the rotation, Sundays is free time, so you can chill in a hammock, read a book, play cards or board game, or watch a movie (internet is good enough to access streaming services). 



Voraussetzungen

Voraussetzungen

Mindestalter: 16 Jahre

Um an diesem Programm teilzunehmen, musst du mindestens 16 Jahre alt sein.

Sprachkenntnisse

Du brauchst folgende Sprachkenntnisse: Englisch (Grundkenntnisse)

Staatszugehörigkeit

Es gibt keine Beschränkungen. Helfende Hände aus aller Welt sind willkommen.

Arbeitszeiten

Deine Hilfe wird an folgenden Tagen benötigt: Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Donnerstag und Freitag von 08:00 - 17:00

Leistungen

Leistungen

Dienstleistungen von Barefoot Conservation

Volunteers fees go towards:

  • The running of the project
  • The accommodation
  • The food
  • The diving
  • Fuel for the dive boats
  • Transfers to/from the basecamp from Waisai 
  • Facilities maintenance
  • They also help pay the salaries of the 8 local Papuan employees from the village where we are based, who help drive the dive boats, cook the meals, fill the scuba tanks and so on.
  • We also employ 2-3 Indonesian Marine Biologists and 1-2 Indonesian Community Managers, to help run the project, as we feel it is vital to work together with the Indonesia community to help protect Indonesia's coral reefs/marine life, and improve education. Volunteers fees also go towards paying the salaries of these Indonesian staff.
  • Money from the fees also goes towards certain community outreach programs we run in the various villages, like English/Math education, kids dental hygiene, family planning, health care, education on the environment and adult English to name a few. The fees buy vital education equipment for the schools like a computer, letter/number learning games, school books, pencils/pens, rubbers etc..
  • We also make village donations that go towards community lead projects like repainting the village church, repairs to the village power or sports kit for the local kids football team.

Abholung vom Flughafen Sorong Airport

The meeting point on your expedition start date is the Darefan hotel which is 5 minutes from the airport. At the hotel  you can relax in the hotel lobby or roof top restaurant while you wait for the 9am ferry to depart for Waisai the capital of Raja Ampat. A Barefoot representative will collect you from the Darefan Hotel at 08:00 to take you to the ferry port, where your catch the ferry (approx 2 hours) to Waisai. Our boat will meet you on arrival in Waisai and take you on the final 60 minute boat ride to your home for the duration of your expedition. NOTE: If you are already travelling in Indonesia before your expedition or travelling in Singapore please contact us for alternative ways to get to Sorong if you do not wish to fly from Jakarta.

Unterkunft

We provide same gender beach bungalows with balconies over the sea. These bungalows are dorm room style with max 4 volunteers in the same room, in bunkbeds. 

We provide same gender dorm rooms, and also have several private beach bungalows with a double or single bed, for any volunteer who prefers not to share a room. There is a small extra supplement for these private beach bungalows.

The project site has western style toilets and limited fresh water to shower/wash in. While the island does have water wells, these are now getting increasing salty, so currently our fresh water comes from our desalination machine or from Waisai each Wednesday, while we find a solution to the communities/islands fresh water supply issue. Due to this and because we are a conservation project on a tropical island so we may at times limit the amount of shower time.  

Verpflegung

Volunteers are provided with 3 meals a day, breakfast at 7am, Lunch at 12 midday, and dinner at 7pm. 


All drinking water, tea and coffee is also provided. 

We provide 3 meals a day (specific dietary needs can catered for). These meals are at fixed times during the day, so that the day's dive surveying and community projects can be effectively managed. Meals are based upon local cuisine and seasonal availability of locally produced food. Meals are prepared and cooked by local staff, except on Sundays when expedition staff & volunteers will prepare and cook all meals.

While we will endeavor to provide a balanced diet of fresh fruit and vegetables during your expedition, you may wish to consider bringing a supply of vitamin supplements.

Volunteers with specific dietary requirements will be catered for, please indicate these requirements on your booking form.  

Internetzugriff

Gute Verbindung vor Ort

Was ist NICHT inklusive?

Was ist NICHT inklusive?

Flugtickets

Der nächstgelegene Flughafen ist Sorong Airport (SOQ) in Sorong. Wir helfen dir günstige Flüge nach Indonesien zu finden. FINDE GÜNSTIGE FLÜGE

Reiseversicherung

Ins Ausland zu gehen ist ein Abenteuer, auf das man sich stets gut vorbereiten sollte. Plötzliche Krankheit oder Verletzung, Stornierung oder Diebstahl - eine Reiseversicherung für Indonesien bietet die nötige Sicherheit. ANGEBOT EINHOLEN

Impfungen

Bevor du deine Freiwilligenarbeit in Indonesien antrittst, solltest du dich noch einmal von deinem Arzt beraten lassen und deine erforderlichen Impfungen für Indonesien überprüfen. IMPFSCHUTZ ÜBERPRÜFEN

Informationen zur Anreise

Our program runs through out the year and we have set start dates each month. For unqualified divers undertaking the PADI Open Water and Advance Open Water courses, the program will start a week earlier then those volunteers who are already qualified to an Advance Diver level.

Please note the PADI course do not include the PADI eLearning and Certification fee which must be purchased separately.


Getting There 

The main airport used to get to Raja Ampat is "Sorong" on the western tip of Papua, this area is extremely safe, is very well built up and set up for tourism. The best way to get to Sorong is:

  • Jakarta to Sorong to Raja Ampat

You can fly from Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia to Sorong. As all internal flight to Sorong leave early morning we recommend you look for flights that arrive in Jakarta around late evening (7pm) the day before your expedition start date. This way you will spend less time in transit at Jakarta airport. Operators that fly to Sorong from Jakarta are: AirAsia, Lion Air, Batik Air, Sriwijaya and Garuda Air. (all have stopovers in either Makassar, Ambon or Manado, accept AirAsia and Batik Air which are the only airlines to currently fly direct). We recommend using flight search websites, and highly recommend arriving the day before your expedition start date if possible.

The meeting point on your expedition start date is the Darefan hotel which 5 minutes from the airport where you can relax in the hotel lobby or roof top restaurant while you wait for the 9am ferry to depart for Waisai the capital of Raja Ampat. A Barefoot representative will collect you from the Darefan Hotel at 08:00 to take you to the ferry port, where your catch the ferry (approx 2 hours) to Waisai. Our boat will meet you on arrival in Waisai and take you on the final 60 minute boat ride to your home for the duration of your expedition. 

NOTE: If you are already travelling in Indonesia before your expedition or travelling in Singapore please contact us for alternative ways to get to Sorong if you do not wish to fly from Jakarta.


Dive Trainee start dates for 2024: 24 Jan, 21 Feb, 20 Mar, 17 Apr, 15 May , 12 Jun, 10 Jul, 07 Aug, 04 Sept, 02 Oct, 30 Oct, 27 Nov, 24 Dec.   + 22 Jan 2025

Qualified diver start dates for 2024: 31 Jan, 28 Feb, 27 Mar, 24 Apr, 22 May, 19 Jun, 17 Jul, 14 Aug, 11 Sept, 09 Oct, 06 Nov, 04 Dec, 31 Dec.     + 29 Jan 2025

Verfügbarkeit
Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez

Programmgebühren

2 Wochen (Mindestaufenthalt) 1.606€
3 Wochen 1.854€
4 Wochen 2.350€
5 Wochen 2.666€
6 Wochen 2.790€
7 Wochen 3.038€
8 Wochen 3.286€
9 Wochen 3.534€
10 Wochen 3.782€
11 Wochen 4.030€
12 Wochen 4.278€
24 Wochen (Maximaler Aufenthalt) 7.564€
Durchschnittliche Gebühren 558€/Woche

Programmgebühren

558€ / Woche 2 - 24 Wochen Alter 16 - 50+

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Dauer

2 - 24 Wochen

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Barefoot Conservation

Fantastisch 4.5 rating (42 Bewertungen)

Non-profit - gegründet 2012

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Gesprochene Sprachen: Englisch

Über die Organisation

Marine Conservation and Community outreach program's in Raja Ampat, Indonesia.

Lerne deine Organisation kennen

Barefoot Conservation is a new and exciting, not-for-profit organisation that takes a fresh look at marine conservation and community awareness.

Our focus is grass roots conservation and community action. Our aim is to engage, educate and empower the local community to make sustainable conservation a way of life, not just a project.

We feel this holistic approach to conservation will give you/us a greater depth of experience and understanding. Through community projects we gain vital insights into the needs and values of the community and how marine conservation efforts can be integrated to benefit local people.  

Our conservation strategy is to help the local community build their resilience to climate change, globalization, and the economic and ecological choices the region will inevitably face.

A major part of our scientific work is our marine research program. This will monitor and assess the impact of climate change, over-fishing, and pollution on the marine environment and the people whose livelihoods depend on it. The information we gather will be used by the local government, local stakeholders, community and NGO's to implement measures to prevent and mitigate ecosystem degradation.

What sets us apart from similar non-profit dive volunteer organisations (other than the stunning pristine untouched paradise location!) is that volunteers see exactly where their contribution to the community is going, and the ratio of your fee that goes into the community is very high. The part of your expedition fee that doesn’t cover diving, insurance, food, accommodation, transport, fuel and minimal staff wages (most of our staff, even the CEO, work for free!)  will be spent on community projects. For example, this money may go towards building a new kindergarten & village community centre. Or your money combined with others may buy new school books, toothbrushes/paste for dental hygiene or medicines which are vital for education and health in the communities. You will then help distributing these in the schools/villages and be able to stay in touch with the children you have helped educate.

Barefoot Conservation only employs full time Indonesian teachers from the region, to teach in the classrooms of 4 different village schools. These teachers, along with the help of our volunteers, write the lesson plans, run the lessons together, and work closely with the children all year round, so they can form a good teacher to student relationship. These local teachers who are fluent in English, work with the children from grades 1 to 6, so they can build on this relationship, year on year.

Some of the money will go toward wider community based projects like our Ocean Warrior project, educating the local children & community on how to keep plastics out of the ocean or kids dental hygiene program. 

Our community projects work to alleviate poverty and create entrepreneurial solutions to ensure conservation is a viable and attractive economic alternative to current practices such as shark finning and/or dynamite fishing. By raising awareness of, and helping implement, strong ecotourism and sustainable fisheries management, we can ensure that the community and visitors benefit from the remarkable marine resources for generations to come.

Under our Indonesian Universities Scholarship Programme, we invite Indonesia's future marine biologists to work and study with us for free. This provides a wonderful opportunity for synergy between international volunteers and Indonesian students, sharing ideas and building a cohesive environmental ethic for the future. 

Mission:

Barefoot Conservation's mission is to work in partnership with the Raja Ampat local government, local Papuan Communities and stakeholders, to protect the coral reefs of Raja Ampat and the communities that rely on them.

This partnership is bonded by a willingness to make a real difference, and the understanding that research, survey dives and Marine Protected Areas cannot work unless accompanied by education and the sustained alleviation of poverty.

Our projects are designed to work at a grass roots level, thus making a real difference to real people, and a difference that each volunteer can see and be a part of.

Goals:

  • Undertake Reef Check & Manta Ray surveys in the surrounding area for use in advising local government and communities on Marine Protected Areas (MPA's).
  • Undertake educational programmes on environmental issues, sustainable fishing techniques (if necessary) and the economic benefits of MPA's.
  • Increase quality of life and alleviate poverty in local communities, through our community projects (Education, Waste Management/Clean Water, Health Clinics, Renewable Energy).
  • Encourage entrepreneurial attitudes to deter from unsustainable destructive activities like shark/manta finning or dynamite fishing.

42 Bewertungen · rating4.5

ramona schmid rating2.4

2024 at Marine Conservation - Research Assistant

1.Stern: Schnorcheln, Bestaunen von Grossfischen, Mantas möglich.. 2.Stern: Für das enthusiastische Engagement der jungen Biologen, die z.T. als Projektleiter oder Praktikanten für 3Monate bis ca.2 Jahre bleiben. Sie vermitteln viel über das Riff , führen ein in das Internat. Survey ...
Tobias Mosterd rating4.8

2024 at Marine Conservation - Research Assistant

I've been here for 4 weeks now and it has been nothing but amazing. I've learned so much from the marine biology lectures, practice dives and the actual research dives. I really feel like I am helping the environment here (beach cleans, research and learning) and giving back to the community ...
Thomas Heckl rating2.2

2024 at Marine Conservation - Research Assistant

Unfortunately, the programme does not deliver what is promised on the website. But the important thing is that this is not down to the staff and scientists at the camp. They do their best to cope with these poor conditions. The rental equipment is old, broken and inadequate. The number of tanks is ...
Klara Helene Stephan rating5

2024 at Marine Conservation - Research Assistant

I had the pleasure of participating in a volunteering program with Barefoot Conservation, unfortunately only for a short time. Nevertheless, I quickly felt comfortable and connected within this wonderful community. The staff are not only super nice but also extremely helpful. It's impressive what ...
Marie Pilette Jannet rating5

2024 at Marine Conservation - Research Assistant

Words fail me to describe how this adventure has given me everything I was looking for. I've had an extraordinary time with wonderful people. I've discovered marine creatures that I'd never seen before and, above all, I've learnt so much about myself. I'd like to thank the staff, who are absolutely ...
Mathilde Primdahl Hoest rating5

2024 at Marine Conservation - Research Assistant

I had the most amazing 3 weeks at Barefoot conservation on Arborek! I have been travelling for 9 months and this is definitely one of the highlights. Already thinking about going back! The diving is the best I have experienced (countless sharks, manta rays and a few turtles, not to mention the ...

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