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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“The annual Seakeepers Award is given to individuals or organizations who show extraordinary commitment to the cause of marine conservation in Asia. In 2019 the award was given to Gili Shark Conservation and the research team of NGO Yayasan Gili Matra Bersama in recognition of their exemplary work and direct role in conservation management.”


In 2021 we developed a scholarship program for NGO Gili Matra Bersama called Coral Catch. This unique scholarship program empowers local women to protect and restore the coral reefs of Indonesia. In 2022 Coral Catch won the GoAbroad Award in the category ‘Innovation in Philanthropy’.


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.

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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 SeaHero by Scuba diving magazine for making marine conservation careers accessible to all women in Indonesia.


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