Eco Marine Life & Volunteer activities
Snorkeling on the Bio Rock Structures
- Bio Rock is an artificial structure which when combined with a safe low electrical charge promotes coral growth creating fast growing marine eco systems. >
Certified divers can sign in for a 1 or 2 day course on bio-rock reef restoration technology called the PADI Distinctive Speciality: Introduction to Biorock Process. >
The course covers the construction and maintenance of the bio-rock system, coral biology, threats to coral ecosystems and different restoration technology options that include; theory, discussion, and two bio-rock dives. Available in Big Bubble dive shop, Trawangan Dive shop and other dive shops on request
Coral Watch Dive
Dive and help the Gili Eco trust. Underwater coral based research to report data on the state, color and health of coral helping to raise awareness.
Turtle Time - Release and Upkeep
To increase the chance of turtle survival from incubation stage, turtle eggs are collected from Lombok and the Gili islands and kept buried on the protected beach. Upon hatching, some are released into the sea while others are kept in three large tanks on the beach to be fed, cleaned and protected till big (30cm) and healthy enough to be released. We do need help in cleaning their shells and eyes with a gentle scrubbing using a brush. You could also help us in cleaning the tanks to keep them happy in clean water. Bring the kids for this unforgettable experience. Contact front desk for details
Join us in teaching at the local school!
Thursday and Saturday mornings, Gili Eco Trust manager Delphine, volunteers her time at the local school to teach a 40 minute class in English or Drawing. Afterwards, they will spend 20 minutes in the school vegetable garden and the Vetiver grass nursery watering and weeding. Vetiver grass is fantastic for the environment as it has strong soil holding properties on steep ground. The school vetiver nursery was set up to grow the grass which will be
transplanted on the local hill to prevent further erosion due to extensive human impact on the North side.
If you would like to spend some time with the wonderful local school kids, teaching and learning, contact the front desk.