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Coral reef management and conservation

Project name:

Sea Sanctuaries

Project purpose:

Coral reef management and conservation

Project activities:

  • community awareness

  • data collection/analysis

  • habitat restoration/management

  • 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

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • contributes to environmental policy​

  • publishes work

Wild Sun Rescue Center



When does the project run?


food included, accommodation included, electricity, western toilets,

How long can I stay?


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

Your time with us will be spent diving – conducting marine life surveys to collect invaluable base line data – as well as helping with community projects. There’s time to explore the islands, hike through jungle terrain, visit sacred lakes or kayak around Secret Bay. And if, like us, you just can’t get enough of the reefscapes we make time for fun dives too.

Blast and cyanide fishing has had a devastating effect on the seascape and although illegal, these destructive practices still occur sporadically. Over fishing is causing the marine life populations to dwindle as the delicate balance of the food chain is disturbed. We’re working closely with local communities and been working with the local government to set up No Take Zones (NTZs) in the area to help protect the reefs and encourage re-population. The result of this effort is two NTZs, totaling almost 70,000 hectares, in the Raja Ampat area. 

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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