Shark, reef and community conservation

Project name:

Gili Shark Conservation

Project purpose:

Shark, reef and community conservation

Project activities:

  • community awareness

  • data collection/analysis

  • scuba diving

  • teaching

Weekly cost (approx USD):



Direct benefits you gain:

  • data/statistical skills

  • field research skills

  • gain qualification and/or credit

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • development goals (supporting local community)​


Sustainable Villa Ningka

When does the project run?


accommodation included, food included, refillable drinking water,

How long can I stay?


Details of the day-to-day life on the project:

Minimum volunteer period of 2 weeks. Weekly volunteer fees decrease to $799 a week after the 4th week.


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

  • Your PADI Open Water Diver Course or you next level of certification ( PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course or PADI  Rescue Diver Course).

  • PADI AWARE Shark Conservation Distinctive Speciality Course

  • PADI Scientific Diver Distinctive Speciality Course

  • 8 dives a week including rental equipment and guides

  • Shared accommodation in a beautiful secret hidden getaway 

  • 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 option to add additional experiences to your stay are also available:

Become a dive professional and sign up for our Divemaster Internship – $ 700 USD

Extend your diving time with the Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty Course – $60 USD

Visit our friends from the Pelita Foundation in beautiful South Lombok – $260 USD

Learn how to dive to 20 meters on one single breath during your Free Diving Course – $370 USD

Explore the coral reefs around the Gili Islands in a new and fun way during a Subwing Trip – $35 USD

Reviews & ratings



Very Good Program

My week at Daktari was excellent and the program is very intense in the sense that we all get together with the kids and animals from 7am until 9 pm. It is an excellent choice for a first volunteering program abroad considering and I would definitely like to go back someday



It was an experience that I feel extremely lucky to have been a part of

Wild Sun Rescue is an animal rehabilitation center located in the remote and scenic fishing village of Cabuya, Costa Rica. The long-term (12 week) volunteer experience involved getting to do hands-on work with all of the animals that are housed at the center, including howler monkeys, capuchins, opossums, squirrels and raptors. The daily duties included diet prep (mostly chopping and cooking fruits and veggies), enclosure cleaning, facility maintenance (repairing enclosures, building new enclosures and enrichment), and animal handling and medical treatment. It was an experience that I feel extremely lucky to have been a part of--nowhere else in the world would I be able to work with all of these amazing animals, in such a unique and beautiful location. As a wildlife biology intern, I also had the opportunity to create my own research project at the center, supervised and assisted by the internship coordinator.

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