Research Diver


For decades, Indonesia has been ranked as the number one shark fishing nation in the world. Make a real difference in conservation trough 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.

During your stay with the Gili Shark Conservation Project you will learn how to dive / improve your dive skills, become a scientific diver and a shark conservation diver. We teach you how to conduct survey dives and how to drop a BRUV (Baited Remote Underwater Video). Our scientist will help you to study, analyze and input the data collected and watch the BRUV video footage.

Make a real difference in conservation through research and data collection and through local awareness events to help save the sharks of Indonesia!


Why do you need to pay to join the Gili Shark Conservation Project?

Projects like the Gili Shark Conservation Project need money to run their programs. Our funding comes from grants, donations from Shark Warriors and program fees. To offer you a unique program we make costs in facilitating, managing, and monitoring your involvement, which are all essential elements in making your time abroad meaningful and sustainable.

What do you get?

The Gili Shark Conservation Package is a complete holiday package. You will receive:

  • Your PADI Open Water Diver Course or you next level of certification ( PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course or PADI  Rescue Diver Course).
  • 8+ dives a week including rental equipment and guides
  • Shared accommodation in a beautiful secret hidden getaway: Villa Nangka *
  • Our private driver will pick you up from either the airport in Lombok or Bali
  • Return boat ticket from Bali / Lombok to Gili Air
  • 3 delicious meals a day during project days (Tuesday till Saturday)

* Private accommodation is available for an additional fee upon request

The Gili Shark Conservation Package does not include:

  • Indonesian VISA
  • Your flight ticket
  • In country spending money
  • Travel and/or dive insurance


**all prices are in USD

2 weeks $1,998

3 Weeks $2,997

4 Weeks $3,996

+per WeekPrice $799

Diving Add-ons: (prices on request)

Dive Master Course (minimum stay 8 weeks)

Free Diving Course

Deep Diver Specialty Course

Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty Course


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