Shark Conservation Assistant Research Diver

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founded in 2015
Gili Shark Conservation
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Coordinator | Rose
Coordinator | Rose
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High­lights

Experience what it's like to live on a Paradise island in Indonesia
Gain your next level of scuba diving certification (if you stay longer than 2 weeks)
Become a PADI scientific diver with our exclusive course
Make memories while making a real difference on your holiday
Become a valuable member of our research team and family
Our mission is to promote shark conservation and conduct citizen scientific research essential for effective marine conservation management worldwide. Join us on now!
This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

MAKE YOUR NEXT HOLIDAY COUNT! 

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.

We offer packages from 2 weeks upwards including 8 dives a week, PADI Scientific Diver Course & PADI AWARE Shark Specialty, accommodation in a beautiful hidden gem, 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. 

Our mission is to protect and restore the coral reef environment within the Gili Matra Marine Recreational Reserve and to help to create the first recognized shark nursery ground in Indonesia by 2025.

 

Typical day

OUR DAILY LIFE

As a participant, you will spend 5 days a week from 8 AM till 5 PM with our research team. Our mornings are spent mostly exploring the magical underwater world and our afternoons are spent either in the office inputting and analyzing data or in the field doing community work. 

We are all working very closely together and have a team/family-like atmosphere at the project. You will be a critical member of the team and may be in charge of various data collection projects depending on your personal interests, goals, and length of stay.

Office time doesn’t mean that you will be sitting in an office all day. The ocean and the whole island is our office (lucky us!) so we could literally be anywhere. We are a very ambitious organization with big dreams. To make sure we reach our goals, every day has a theme so you and the other members of the research team know exactly what to focus on.

Free-time activities

Our project week runs from Tuesday-Saturday allowing you to explore the Gili Islands, Lombok, and Bali on your weekends.

With both tourist attractions and off-the-beaten-track destinations close by you have plenty to do during your spare time and weekends (Sunday and Monday). The Gili Islands are a dive destination, however yoga and a variety of water sports such as snorkeling, stand up paddleboard, surfing, Subwing, and many more are key components of the lifestyle on Gili Air. Gili Trawanagan is a busy tourist island with shopping and lots of nightlife. Gili Meno is the quiet ‘Honeymoon Island’ with beautiful white sandy beaches.

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Hiking
Sports
Riding
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Required Documents
Dive medical
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
You need to be able to swim and be comfortable on boats.

All other skills are welcome! We encourage our participants to give back any way they can.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 08:00 - 17:00

What's Included

Services by Gili Shark Conservation
  • PADI AWARE Shark Conservation Distinctive Specialty Course
  • PADI Scientific Diver Distinctive Specialty Course
  • If you stay 3 weeks or more, your PADI Open Water Diver Course or your next level of certification ( PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course or PADI  Rescue Diver Course).
  • Coral ID book + Indicator Species Guide + Scientific Diver Equipment book
  • Entry ticket for the Gili Matra Marine Park
  • 8 dives a week including rental equipment and guides
  • Shared accommodation in a beautiful secret hidden getaway: Villa Nangka
  • 3 delicious meals a day during project days (Sunday till Thursday)
  • In-country transportation by our lovely drivers Wayan & Kadek
  • Return boat ticket from Bali / Lombok to Gili Air
  • Program T’ shirt
  • Visa Support

Airport Pickup at Ngurah Rai International Airport

Arriving in Bali 

Our lovely driver Wayan will pick you up from the airport. If you arrive before 9AM you can travel to Gili Air the same day. Our driver will bring you to the port in Padang Bai and from here you can jump on the boat to Gili Air. If you arrive after 9AM we recommend you to book a hotel for the night close to airport or Padang Bai. Our driver will pick you up the next and bring you to the port from where the boats are leaving to Gili Air. The boat will make 3 stops in total, 1 stop in Lombok, 1 stop in Gili Trawangan and 1 stop in Gili Air. It depends on the other customers in which order they make the stops, so make sure you jump off on the right island.

Arriving in Lombok 

It doesn’t matter what time you arrive in Lombok you can always make it the same day to Gili Air. Our lovely driver Bagus will wait for you at the airport and bring you to Teluk Nara. From the airport its around 1.5 hour drive depending on the traffic. In Teluk Nara a private speedboat is waiting for you and will drive you to Gili Air in 10 minutes. 

Accommodation

You will be staying in a hidden gem at the heart of Gili Air called Villa Nangka - boutique hotel & SPA. Your room is located in one of their beautiful bamboo villas and has fresh hot and cold water, A/C, and a safety deposit box. You will be sharing your room with three other ocean lovers.

Dorm Room Hotel
Food & Beverages

  • Breakfast - we start the day together in one of our favorite places on the island; Villa Nangka. They offer a wide range of choices like . eggs any style, toast, pancakes, fresh fruit and yogurt and yummy coffee.
  • Lunch and Dinner - you can receive an optional weekly lunch and dinner allowance and enjoy the many international and local restaurants on the island. Provided during project days, Sunday to Thursday.
  • We cater to all dietary needs.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) in Denpasar. We assist you to find cheap flights to Indonesia.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Indonesia provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Indonesia you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Indonesia.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Have you been accepted into the Gili Shark Conservation Program? Congratulations, now it’s time to start planning your trip. 

Our week runs from Sunday to Thursday and you have the weekends off to relax and enjoy islands. It is best to arrive on Gili Air on a Friday or Saturday (which means arriving in Bali or Lombok on a Thursday or Friday so you are able to come to Gili Air the next day.) This way you get the most out of the program. 

You can either book your flight to the Lombok International Airport (LOP) or to Denpasar, Bali (DPS). Either way – just let us know your flight details and we’ll organise pick up and transfer to Gili Air.

All the cost for your transportation is included in your package so you don’t need to pay for anything. Please send us a copy of your flight itinerary so we can organize your pick up and transfer.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 8 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$2,199
3 weeks
$2,949
4 weeks
$3,699
5 weeks
$4,449
6 weeks
$5,199
7 weeks
$5,949
8 weeks (max. stay)
$6,699
Average fees
$968 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Gili Shark Conservation will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Gili Shark Conservation during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Shark Conservation Assistant Research Diver

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$968/week

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