Join one of our research expeditions today
Indo Ocean Project was founded by marine biologist, dive instructors, and ocean enthusiasts from around the globe to create a nation wide standardized data collection and research diver training program in Indonesia, the heart of the coral triangle. IOP has been working together with Nomads Diving Nusa Penida, Dr. Mark Bond from Florida International University, and the local communities to carry out scientific research to address shark, ray, and marine conservation issues in this area of the Indo-Pacific.
Our field expeditions in Indonesia hosts international and local research projects focused on marine mega fauna and coral reef conservation in marine reserves across the country. The aim of the Indo Ocean Project is to generate high quality scientific data to inform local mangers and stakeholders about the status of shark and ray populations in the Marine Protect Area (MPA) , and to increase marine conservation awareness among the local communities and general public.
Education and awareness is the foundation of conservation so we have developed training and expedition programs to allow the general public to get their hands dirty and get involved. You don’t need to be a diver or a scientist to get involved, our project relies on the experience and expertise of our volunteers from around the world to take action and take part.
Complete your Dive Master and Research Diver combination course in some of Indonesia’s top diving destinations. Work alongside an experienced staff of dive professionals and marine biologists and contribute to ocean science initiatives while obtaining an internationally recognized professional diving certification.
Experience close encounters with manta rays, sharks, turtles, and sunfish and enjoy the world class diving of Nusa Penida, Bunaken, or Bira has to offer. Take an active roll as a field researcher collecting vital data for international conservation databases including Support Our Sharks, eOceans, sharks-base, and The Great Ocean Log. Also take part and develop our resident projects such as Dr. Mark Bond’s (Florida International University) Baited Remote Underwater Video research, abundance survey dives, biodiversity mapping, micro plastic/marine debris surveys and more.
Want to join the team? Apply online! One of our staff will contact you within 48 hours to continue your application.
Contact us for available start dates!
Location: Tanjung Bira – Southern Sulawesi
Project Highlights: Shark ID, Marine park development, BRUV
Diving Highlight: reef sharks, turtles, incredible coral reefs, occasional hammerhead and thresher sharksContinue reading “Bira Project”
Location: Nomads Diving, Nusa Penida
Highlight projects: BRUV, coral restoration, and penida turtle ID
Diving Highlights: Manta rays, mola mola’s, turtles, and thriving coral reefsContinue reading “Penida Project”
Location: Pulau Bunaken, Manado
Project Highlights: BRUV, turtle ID
Diving Highlights: wall diving, turtles, reef sharks, seahorses, macro lifeContinue reading “Bunaken Project”