· 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

Quarterly Report Bira Project March 2024

Quarterly Report Bira Project March 2024

Jessica and Benjamin Graves - Bira Proejct Co-ManagersIn the Northern Hemisphere at least, spring has almost sprung and likewise it feels so in Bira. After our South-West facing bay was battered by the Westerly monsoon with high winds, rain, thunder and lightning, as...

Announcing The Purple Grant: Empowering Women in Marine Sciences

Announcing The Purple Grant: Empowering Women in Marine Sciences

We are delighted to unveil the Purple Grant in collaboration with Purple Dive Penida, an initiative designed to empower Indonesian women in the field of marine sciences. This grant, awarded twice a year, is made possible through Purple Dive Penida's dedication to...

Quarterly Report Penida Project February 2024

Quarterly Report Penida Project February 2024

Dive into the latest Nusa Penida Project Quarterly Report for exclusive insights from our dedicated staff members on marine research and conservation initiatives. You’ll gain firsthand knowledge of scientific findings and program updates, showcasing our commitment to preserving Nusa Penida’s natural beauty and fostering community engagement.