· Marine Research & Conservation in Indonesia ·

Conserving our oceans through research, education, and sharing of knowledge

Welcome to Indo Ocean Project, your gateway to a world of underwater exploration, research and adventure. We are more then just a diving program – we are a community of passionate individuals dedicated to preserving our oceans for generations to come.

Our award-winning initiatives and internships allow you to refine your diving skills while actively contributing to marine research and conservation efforts. Immerse yourself in the vibrant coral reefs and diverse marine life at our three ocean observatories in Indonesia. Complete internationally recognised certifications guided by industry-leading professionals.

You don’t need to a scientist or a diver to get involved! Join us in our missions to protect and understand our ocean’s delicate ecosystems. Indo Ocean Project is not just a divemaster program, it’s an opportunity to dive into a world of knowledge, make a meaningful impact, and become a steward of our plant’s underwater world.

Explore with purpose – join the Indo Ocean Project community today!


We adopt an economic, environmental and social responsability policy in all our project locations and partnering dive centers.


Conserving Indonesia’s marine environment through research, education, and sharing of knowledge.


Join our award-winning and innovative Divemaster and Research Diver Internship or collaborate with us for your independent research.




Project Highlights: BRUV, coral restoration and Penida Turtle ID

Diving Highlights: Manta rays, molas, turtles, thriving coral reefs, occasional pelagics like hammerhead and thresher sharks.


Southern Sulawesi

Project Highlights: BRUV, shark ID, coral restoration, MPA development

Diving Highlights: Reef sharks, turtles, incredible coral reefs, occasional pelagics like hammerhead and thresher sharks.


West Papua

Project Highlights: BRUV, shark and manta ID, biodiversity

Diving Highlights: Reef sharks, manta rays, biodiverse coral reefs, macro critters, occasional whale sharks and marine mammals.

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Quarterly Report Penida Project May 2024

Quarterly Report Penida Project May 2024

Mette Carlsen - Penida Project ManagerI am delighted to share my last quarterly report as project manager of the Indo Ocean project Nusa Penida program. I will be finishing my time with IOP in July and am both proud and sad to say goodbye to the amazing experience it...

Best of BRUV videos 2023

Best of BRUV videos 2023

“Discover the Best of BRUV Videos from Nusa Penida, Bira, and Raja Ampat on our website. Dive into stunning marine ecosystems teeming with marine life, from sharks and rays to manta rays and sea turtles. Join us in celebrating these underwater wonders and learn more about our conservation efforts in preserving these precious habitats.

Quarterly Report Raja Ampat Project April 2024

Quarterly Report Raja Ampat Project April 2024

Selene Gaiani and Mario Casati - Raja Ampat Project Co-ManagersThe past three months have been full with positive energy, blessed with splendid weather and unforgettable dives here in Raja Ampat! A special thanks to the dedicated interns who joined us during this...