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Gili Shark Conservation Project


For decades, Indonesia has been ranked as the number one shark fishing nation in the world. Make a real difference in conservation through research and join our research team in Gili Air.

The Gili Shark Conservation Project is a small conservation and data collection program. It is the first of its kind in the Gili Islands, and takes an active role in conservation issues in Indonesia’s three Gili Islands; Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air.

We are always looking for enthusiastic people who want to live in paradise and make a difference during their holiday. 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 shark conservation is important. We appreciate all the unique skills that you can bring to our project and welcome people of every corner of the globe.


Gili Air Desa Gili Indah Kec. Pemenang
Lombok Utara
Nusa Tenggara Barat 83352



I had the best time with the Shark team. Everyone is kind, welcoming and always smiling. We always had fun, regardless of what we were doing. I got to learn a lot about sharks and coral reefs and gained valuable experience in biological reaserch.

I would recommend this program to all ocean lovers who want help make a difference. It is a perfect mix of diving, scientific research and communitity outreach - all this while enjoying a beautiful island, great food and most importantly: making lifelong friends.

The only downside is you won't ever want to leave ...

Yes, I recommend this program
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It’s hard to put into words my time with The Gili Shark Project. I did my divemaster internship with them and it was definitely the most fun I’ve ever had. All of the staff was so supportive during my divemaster course and there was no stress because I was always surrounded by smiling, happy people who were more than willing to drop whatever they were doing to help me. Beach cleanups and surface intervals were definitely some of my favorite times. Beach cleanups involved interacting with everyone on the island and enjoying time getting to know people from all over the world while cleaning up the beach. The friends I made here are people I will never forget.
Again, I cannot express how much I enjoyed this experience. Gili Air is such a magical place and all the people are what make it so great. I really hope you get the chance to experience it.

Yes, I recommend this program
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For a person having not dived in nearly 20 years this program was a chance to rekindle an underwater love affair while experiencing the passion of incredible individuals working towards a common goal.
Regardless of your previous skills and experience, this program will give you an undeniable appreciation for marine life, an opportunity to up-skill and a chance to aid in effective research, all the while in the company of people with an insatiable appetite to make a difference, both environmentally and socially.
I extended my stay and feel so fortunate to have been able to stay 5 weeks and enjoy the company of so many wonderful individuals. Wonderful people who just by association make you want to be a better person.
Lombok and the Gili Islands may have been shaken by a major earthquake this year, but they are ready for you right now.
What are you waiting for - go experience things unlike you have ever done before.

How can this program be improved?
Your participation!
Yes, I recommend this program

Being a part of this program was a really great experience for me. Everyone was really friendly and helpful, and I felt very comfortable with Ocean's 5 (the dive shop) and with the Gili Shark Conservation team. We did two dives a day with the team in incredible dive spots. Another invaluable part of the experience for me was getting to know the team, people from all over the world. Overall, I had a wonderful time and I highly recommend this program.

Yes, I recommend this program

If you are a diver and want something more than a dive holiday Gili Shark Conservation is the way to go. Giving a helping hand to a focused conservation project alongside an excellent and enthusiastic team in a gorgeous setting was the perfect balance for me. Rose, Zara and Andreas are there to make sure you have all you need and to help you integrate with the super-chilled local scene. The project involves full-days of commitments but it is impossible to get stressed on Gili Air. If you can stay longer than two weeks you will manage to contribute more to the project since much of your first week will focus on upgrading your Padi qualifications. If you are looking to volunteer for his project my advice is: Go for it!

Yes, I recommend this program


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