Gili Shark Conservation

Ready to dive into action and learn more about marine science and ocean protection?

Apply today for our research assistant program and make your next holiday count!

Our Mission

We get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning us our day very difficult.

Our mission is to support NGO Gili Matra Bersama in protecting and restoring the coral reef environment within the Gili Matra Marine Recreational Reserve and to help them to create the first recognized shark nursery ground in Indonesia by 2025.

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Our ocean commitment for the next five years


Research Methods

Seagrass Restoration
Roving Survey Dives
Photo ID
Coral Health Index Surveys
Coral Watch Survey
Manta Tow Surveys
Citizen Science Data Collection
Reef Check
Coral Restoration
RUV (Remoted Underwater Video Surveillance)

What We Can Offer You

Research Assistant Program

Spend half of your day underwater as a scientific diver and the other half of your day at our HQ as a research assistant.

Divemaster Conservation Program

Take your first step towards becoming a dive professional, working alongside experienced dive instructors, marine biologists and entrepreneurs from around the world.

Coral Restoration Scholarship

- Only for Indonesian Citizens - Apply here for our unique coral restoration scholarship in which we teach you in 9 weeks how to setup and monitor a coral restoration project.

Our Partners

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SeaKeepers Award

In 2019 we received the annual Seakeepers Award as a recognition of our exemplary work and direct role in conservation management.

GoAbroad Award in the category ‘Innovation in Philanthropy’.

In 2022 Coral Catch was honored with the prestigious GoAbroad Award in the category of ‘Innovation in Philanthropy’. This recognition underscores our commitment to innovative solutions and impactful philanthropic endeavors in marine conservation.

PADI Community Grant Program

In 2022 Coral Catch was one of the first organizations of PADI’s Community Grant Program Funding.

PADI AWARE Community Grants are awarded to ocean protection initiatives and projects in direct support of the United Nations Decade of Science for Sustainable Development.

Sea Hero Of The Year 2023

Rose is one of the co-founders of Gili Shark Conservation and the founder of Coral Catch, a unique scholarship program which she developed for NGO Gili Matra Bersama to empower local girls to have a career in marine conservation. In 2023 Rose was named Sea Hero of the Year by Scuba diving magazine for making marine conservation careers accessible to all women in Indonesia.

Best Marine Conservation Project In The World

In 2023 GoOverseas rated Gili Shark Conservation the best marine conservation project in the world!

“The Gili Shark Conservation Project, located on the beautiful Gili Islands in Indonesia, offers conservation students, professionals, and enthusiasts alike the ability to work on important marine conservation projects. “

10 Young Women Making an Impact in Conservation

Maisy Fuller, the operational manager and senior researcher of Gili Shark Conservation was named in the top 10 ‘Young Women Making An Impact In Conservation’. 

Go Overseas Safety Award 2024

Safety is paramount in our mission, and we are proud to have been recognized by Go Overseas with the prestigious Safety Award. It shows our commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of our volunteers as they engage in marine conservation efforts. 

Go Overseas Support Awards 2024

We’re proud to announce that we’ve been honored with the Safety and Support Awards for 2023!  This recognition highlights our commitment to providing a safe environment and comprehensive support for our Shark Warriors throughout their journey. 


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