How the Gili Shark Conservation Project Gave me Hope

Imagine waking up to mountainous landscapes with the wind gently blowing as your boat cuts through the clearest ocean waters you have ever seen. Imagine doing this everyday with the knowledge that in just a few moments, you’ll be swimming alongside Moorish idols, green sea turtles, schools of snappers and ...
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Our trip to the Tanjung Luar Fish Market in Lombok, Indonesia

Recently the Gili Shark Conservation team went on a trip in Tanjung Luar fish market in East Lombok. An experience we each dreaded but one we knew had to happen so we could have a clearer idea of the war we are fighting in protecting sharks and what we are ...
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What Happens With all the Data we Collect?

We often get the question: what do we do with all the data we collect. Well I am here to tell you! We go on 8 dives a week .... and you would be amazed how many things we do on those dives; no day is the same. So, to start ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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