· Research Diving Expeditions · Indonesia ·

Experience close encounters with manta rays, sharks, turtles and sunfish in some of Indonesia’s top diving destinations while completing your research diver and divemaster internship and taking an active role as a field researcher. Join our network of marine biologists and dive profesionals or collaborate for your independent research.

Indo Ocean Project is a marine research and conservation program in the heart of the coral triangle, training the next generation of dive professionals through our unique conservation dive master internship program. Our field expeditions in Indonesia hosts international and local research projects on marine conservation efforts including marine megafauna, coral restoration, ecological monitoring, community outreach and education programs. We are constantly seeking hardworking and enthusiastic people who take part in our dive master/research diver-training program and join the research team. You don’t need to be a diver or a scientist to take part! Our project relies on the experience and expertise of our participants from around the world.


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.


Intern with Indo Ocean Project and gain hands-on experience with marine research techniques while completing your divemaster certification in paradise.



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 Raja Ampat July 2023

Quarterly Report Raja Ampat July 2023

Over 8 months running the Raja Ampat Project and we are slowly but surly working out the kinks of operating in one of the world’s most remote destinations. Find out what the team has been up to the last three months!