Indo Ocean Project was founded by marine biologists and dive professionals to create a high level training and ecological monitoring program in the heart of the coral triangle.
Our field expeditions in Indonesia hosts international and local research projects focused on marine mega fauna, coral reef conservation, and marine policy. The aim of the Indo Ocean Project is to generate high quality scientific data to inform local mangers and stakeholders about the status of Marine Protect Areas (MPA), and to increase marine conservation awareness among the local communities and general public. We combine our research project with a dive master internship program to allow aspiring marine researchers or dive professionals to gain hands on experience in a professional environment while completing several internationally recognized certifications.
You don't need to be a diver or scientist to apply! So join our community of ocean warriors and kick start your conservation or diving career.
- Complete your dive master course in paradise
- 5 marine ecology specialty certifications
- Immerse yourself in tropical marine biology
- Practical hands on research diver training and techniques
- Work alongside a team of award winning dive professionals and marine biologists
Description: For advanced divers who have completed most of their diver training before program start date.
Prerequisites: For candidates who have completed their Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver, Rescue Diver, CPR/First Air & O2 Provider courses prior to their program start date. Have a minimum of 40 logged dives and have been cleared for diving by a doctor.
Minimum Time Commitment: 8 weeks
Description: For experienced divers who need to complete their rescue skills during their program.
Prerequisites: For candidates who have completed their Open Water Diver and Advanced Open Water Diver courses prior to their program start date. Have a minimum of 20 logged dives and have been cleared for diving by a doctor.
Minimum Time Commitment: 10 weeks
Description: For divers with beginner knowledge and experience who have completed their first diving course with a few extra dives.
Prerequisites: For candidates who have completed their Open Water Diver training prior to their program start date and have been cleared for diving by a doctor.Minimum
Time Commitment: 12 weeks
Description: For applicants who have no previous diving experience and need to complete all the required prerequisites to complete your Dive Master certification.
Prerequisites: Comfortable in the open water, can complete a timed 400m free swim and tread water for 15 minutes, have been cleared for diving by a doctor.
Minimum Time Commitment: 14 weeks
Description: For divers who do not want to complete the dive master course and just focus on conservation and research activities.
Prerequisites: For candidates who have a minimum of Rescue Diver certification, minimum of 60 logged dives and have been cleared for diving by a doctor. You must be a competent diver before entering this program.
Minimum Time Commitment: 4 weeks