· 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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Marine Protected Areas (MPA) safeguard threatened marine ecosystems by protecting fish populations, limiting anthropogenic stressors, and providing additional livelihood for local populations. However, many MPAs do not function effectively due to lack of funding and manpower, engendering the need to find long-lasting, sustainable solutions to monitor and maintain MPA performance. In this study, we utilized citizen science involvement to survey select fish families, key fish species, and megafauna in Nusa Penida MPA, Indonesia using the roving survey method.

Quarterly Report Bira June 2023

Quarterly Report Bira June 2023

Time to hear from the new Co-project managers, Jess and Ben, and marine biologist Qinthan in this months edition of the Quarterly report from our project headquarters in South Sulawesi.