reef restoration program

Coral Reef Restoration Program

Conservation Diving

Conservation divers are essential to our reef restoration effort as we dive twice at each of the four restoration sites once per week to deploy the artificial reefs alongside members of the local community. In the mornings, conservation divers and their buddy teams arrange the artificial reef structures into the optimum formation to maximise the habitat available for fish recruiting to the new reef. After the deployment dive we take a short surface interval before our second dive to survey the coral and fish communities developing on the artificial reef aggregations. In the afternoon, we debrief and evaluate the results of our reef monitoring, working together to develop our coral and fish ID skills as a team. The new data from our reef monitoring program is inputted to our database and shared with local authorities and interested researchers. We aim to dive up to eight times per week and so you’ll need to have at least a PADI Open Water Diver certification.

The coral reef restoration program starts every week on Friday mornings and finishes on Monday afternoon, with Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday free for travelling and exploring at your leisure before starting again on the Friday. Our reef restoration program runs on a weekly basis from February to December with a minimum stay of one week.

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All PADI courses are available to take alongside our coral reef restoration program. You can take the course in the mornings to learn new skills and increase your confidence ! Then after the course everyone comes together to evaluate the data we collected from the artificial reefs. Join the course now !


Our Artificial Reefs

Bali Conservation Diving empowers local communities to construct and deploy artificial reefs in areas where the natural reef communities have been lost. Artificial reefs help to restore areas of exploited coral reefs by allowing coral larvae to naturally settle and grow in the sandy areas where they otherwise not be able to. These artificial reefs are also designed to incorporate complex habitats for fish and can quickly turn a barren underwater desert into a bustling reef fish community once more.

Many areas along the North-East coast of Bali have been exploited in the past and are struggling to recover, although these sites still have great potential for restoration. Our coral reef restoration program focuses on four sites along the coast and we closely collaborate with the local communities in each area to restore the coral reef communities using artificial reefs.


Accommodation & Amenities

Our accommodation is located at the Bali Conservation Diving resort in Tulamben where we are treated to views of the sunrise over the ocean in the morning as well as breathtaking sunsets behind the Mt. Agung volcano in the evening.

Our rooms have a maximum capacity of two (unisex twin rooms with two single beds). We also have rooms with double beds for couples or friends travelling together. All rooms have individual fans and mosquito nets installed for your comfort

Our kitchen prepares three nutritious meals on diving days made from fresh ingredients from the local market. If you inform us of any dietary requirements our local chefs will do their best to cater to you.

We have Wi-Fi on site, so you will easily be able to stay in touch everyone back at home.

Our drivers are available to take you to various locations on the island in your free time. Bali is a beautiful place to explore and we want you to make the most of your time here.