· 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!

ECO COMMITMENT

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

MISSION

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

GET INVOLVED

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

PROJECT LOCATIONS

NUSA PENIDA

Bali

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.

BIRA

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.

RAJA AMPAT

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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Project News

1% For The Planet

1% For The Planet

Indo Ocean Foundation is proud to be an Environmental Partner with 1% for the Planet, a global network with thousands of businesses and environmental organisations working together to support people and the planet.

Quarterly Report Raja Ampat Project January 2024

Quarterly Report Raja Ampat Project January 2024

Ready to find out what the Raja Ampat team have been up to the last 3 months? Hear from co-managers Sel and Mario and the program coordinator, Shae, in this month’s quarterly report.

Indo Ocean Secures 2nd Place for the Third Consecutive Year in GoOverseas Community Choice Awards!

Indo Ocean Secures 2nd Place for the Third Consecutive Year in GoOverseas Community Choice Awards!

We are thrilled to announce that Indo Ocean has once again been recognised for excellence in providing internships abroad. For the third consecutive year, we have secured the 2nd place award in the Overall Top Internship Providers category at the GoOverseas Community Choice Awards. This achievement underscores our commitment to offering exceptional international internship experiences and the positive impact we continue to make on the lives of our participants and our oceans.