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Coral Reef Restoration Research Project

Project name:

Hoga Island Marine Station (1)

Project purpose:

Get first-hand experience of our active Coral Reef Restoration project, immersing yourself in one of the fastest-growing fields of marine science. During your stay you will increase your field experience and gain transferable skills, working directly with a PhD student carrying out researching coral reef restoration techniques. The research of this project in a National Park hopes to help understand the best ways to restore coral reefs through scientific research.

Project activities:

  • habitat restoration/management
  • data collection/analysis
  • teaching (Reef Survey Techniques)
  • scuba diving



South-East Asia

average rating is 5 out of 5, based on 1 votes, Ratings


Weekly cost (approx USD):



Direct benefits you gain:

  • field research skills
  • remote scenic location
  • reef survey training

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • publishes work
  • contribute to research that will be peer-reviewed science

Wild Sun Rescue Center


Single or Shared wooden huts with Indonesian-style "mandi" (bathroom)

When does the project run?

February - May / August to December


accommodation included
food included
refillable drinking water
shower (bucket)
toilet (western)

Electricity is from a generator between 18:00 and 22:30 every day. All huts have electrical points for charging. The project has local cooks who prepare all meals, while water for bucket showers and flushing is brought from a well on the neighbouring island. Accommodation and lifestyle is basic but comfortable! No WiFi but 4G signal is generally good and data packages are reasonable on local sim cards.

How long can I stay?

minimum 4 weeks commitment, maximum 6 months (Discounts available for longer stays)


  • 18 years ol
  • Qualified SCUBA diver (possibility to complete course on site)

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

Hoga Island offers an idyllic remote setting in the heart of the Coral Triangle - the world centre for marine biodiversity.

Those who visit Hoga fall in love with this unique island and its magical coral reefs. Removed from the usual tourist route, this project is ideal for those looking for a truly remote research or conservation experience.

Discounts for longer stays are available on request.

Reviews & ratings



19 Dec 2021

An amazing project with amazing staff

average rating is 5 out of 5

I work as a travel agent, bringing volunteers to DAKTARI and other projects around the world. After helping a lot of volunteers fulfill their dreams of coming to South Africa, I managed to arrange 2 weeks to spend at the project. What a wonderful time I had starting with the staff who are so friendly and polite, the animals being taken care of as if they were family and the amazing food that was prepared catering to each of the volunteers individual needs. I can only say that if you are looking for an unique and quality experience involving a well thought out educational program and the preservation of native animal species, this is the one for you.


Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage



19 Dec 2021

great experience

average rating is 4 out of 5

i had an enjoyable stay here in DAKTARI. be surrounded by wild animals is a chance and i also loved the teaching part of my stay


Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

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