From the Classroom in Canada to a Small Island In Indonesia

I have to admit starting this, this type of writing isn’t exactly my forte, (I never even kept a childhood diary). I find myself way more comfortable in the world of scientific papers; theory, statistics, methods, and results. I have found myself on the little slice of paradise known as gili air, staying at a personal slice of paradise called villa Nangka the summer before completing my final year of my marine biology degree back […]

This is why Everyone should do the PADI Rescue Course

The best way to become a confident diver? Doing your PADI Rescue Course in Gili Air! Ever wondered why your dive masters (DMs) and instructors are so comfortable and confident underwater? Or even better, ever wondered how they will manage the situation if you, your buddy, or any other students in your class were to panic or blackout underwater? The answer is simple: Rescue Diver Course—the magical course that morphs divers into strong and confident […]

7 Reasons why Joining the Gili Shark Conservation Project is a Great Idea

Joining the Gili Shark Conservation Project was one of the best things I’ve ever done – no joke. I advanced my diving, made lifelong friends and was exposed to the world of marine conservation in a very engaging, informative and fun environment. I now have a greater grasp on what needs to be done to support the health of our oceans and its inhabitants. This was the first step in what I now see will […]

How dropping the BRUV helps us to create the first shark sanctuary in Indonesia

Because of the nature of shark research in the wild, new techniques had to be invented to answer our questions about the lives of sharks. One of these techniques is the Baited Remote Underwater Video (BRUV). This shark study method has been used in numerous studies around the world and has been shown very successful. Collecting data world wide The BRUV project is part of a collection of researchers from Florida International University (FIU) to […]