You might wonder why you have to pay to participate in our marine protection project. We made sure we got you the best deals on food, diving, accommodation and transport and put this together in a complete holiday package.  So once you arrive in Indonesia all of your major expenses are taken care of and you can enjoy your adventure to the fullest.

Our funding comes from grants and program fees. To offer you a unique experience we developed a program to facilitate, manage and monitor your involvement, which are all essential elements in making your time abroad meaningful and sustainable.

Included in the program price is not only your training to become a research diver, the great experiences you will make and the impact you will have on the ocean but a lot more – read below what’s included in your package as a shark warrior.

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

  • Your PADI Open Water Diver Course or your next level of certification ( PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course or PADI  Rescue Diver Course).
  • PADI AWARE Shark Conservation Distinctive Specialty Course
  • PADI Scientific Diver Distinctive Specialty Course
  • Entry ticket for the Gili Matra Marine Park
  • 8 dives a week including rental equipment and guides
  • Shared accommodation in a beautiful secret hidden getaway: Villa Nangka 
  • 3 delicious meals a day during project days (Tuesday till Saturday)
  • In-country transportation by our lovely drivers Wayan & Kadek 
  • Return boat ticket from Bali / Lombok to Gili Air
  • Program T’ shirt
  • Visa Support 

The Gili Shark Conservation Package does not include:

  • Rental of Dive Computer (All dive equipment rentals are included in your package except for a dive computer. We highly recommend that you buy your own dive computer as you need to have a dive computer or underwater timing device to take part in our research dives. You also have the option to rent a dive computer from us for 50.000 IDR per day)
  • Refresher Course (If you haven’t been diving for 6 months or longer and you have less than 10 dives, we strongly recommend you to do a Refresher course. The price of a Refresher Course is 900.000 IDR.  Experienced divers who have not been diving in over six months are usually their own best judge if they need a formal course to regain their scuba skills. However, every diver who had not dived in two years should seriously consider the course. You can read more about the PADI Refresher Course here.)
  • Indonesian VISA
  • Your flight ticket
  • In-country spending money
  • Travel and/or dive insurance


*    All prices are in USD
**  Prices are subject to change due to both international and local factors

  2 weeks 3 Weeks 4 Weeks +per Week
Price $ 2,199 $ 2,949 $ 3,699 $ 750


Become a dive professional and sign up for our Divemaster Internship – $ 700 USD
Would you like to become a PADI Divemaster while you join the Gili Shark Conservation Project? Read more about our special Divemaster Internship Program.

Extend your diving time with the Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty Course – $75 USD
When you join our Research Team and do up to 8 dives a week we can definitely recommend you to do your Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty Course. As a certified Nitrox diver you will enjoy benefits such as longer bottom times, shorter surface intervals and you will feel less tired at the end of the day.

Visit our friends from the Pelita Foundation in beautiful South Lombok – $260 USD
The Pelita Foundation and the Gili Shark Conservation Project have a special collaboration. We both have the aim – in our own unique way –  to make the world a little bit more beautiful. Their mission is to empower the children of Lombok to reach their fullest potential. You can join their program for a weekend and help the kids to improve their English, join their surf lessons and share life and leadership skills. 

Learn how to dive to 20 meters on one single breath during your Free Diving Course – $370 USD
How far can you go on one single breath? Free diving is the most natural way to explore the underwater world. The instructors of Free Dive Flow love to share their passion with you and will definitely help you set and achieve your goals and explore your full potential. The AIDA 2 Freediver Course (Beginner Level) takes 3 days. 

Explore the coral reefs around the Gili Islands in a new and fun way during a Subwing Trip – $35 USD
When was the last time you did something for the first time? Discover the magical underwater world of the  Gili Islands while gliding through the water like a mermaid. Gili Air is the only place in Indonesia where you can discover this new water sport.