Reef Rehab 1 Week Program

Reef Rehabilitation Program: 1 Week (7 days 6 nights)

5 days diving 2 dives a day


Our volunteers pay for their transport to and from Denpasar area, accommodation, three meals a day, coffee, tea, water, wifi, guide services (land and marine) and for divers, two tanks a day with weights, reef rehabilitation and survey materials, and your own Adopt a Coral baby which you plant. What you pay as a volunteer goes direct to the villagers providing you these services. We pride ourselves on thus being able to empower the villagers to improve their livelihooods through eco-tourism without reliance on handouts.


Day 1 
You will be picked up from your nominated point and arrive at Les Village after a picturesque drive 3 hours north through mountainous Kintamani. On arrival at Les, you will be given a welcome briefing and tour by the village elders, followed by dinner.


Day 2
AM You will have a classroom session on coral transplantation and the coral growth health and monitoring methodology of National University of Singapore’s Tropical Marine Science Institute (NUS-TMSI). We will test you on your knowledge of coral ID so be prepared and revise your training manual beforehand. In the first dive, you will collect the coral recruits from the underwater coral farm. Back to surface, you will glue the baby coral to a concrete plug. After it sets, you will do a second dive to plant the plug into an underwater coral structure.
PM  In your next dive, we will do coral health and growth monitoring data taking for NUS-TMSI. The fishermen will be your mentor buddy.

After dives, you will enter data from your survey sheets.


Day 3
AM You will be briefed on NUS-TMSI’s methodology on point intersect transect (PIT) and tested on the coral and benthic ID. You will do a 70 meter PIT on natural reef recovering from cyanide for NUS-TMSI’s data collection with your fisherman buddy.
PM Coral health and growth monitoring dive follow up photo/data collection.
After dives, you will enter data from your survey sheets.


Day 4
AM You will have a classroom session on to how Les Village’s sustainable netting and self-policing practices work. You will learn about NUS-TMSI’s fish survey methodology, and be tested on the fish species and sizing ID. In your first dive, you will do a fish survey on the underwater Pentagons and Adopt a Coral structures. You will also have an underwater fish ID test. 

Between diving, if the fish buying agent comes to the village, you can ask to see the ornamental fish sorting centre and learn about the ornamental fish trade.

PM  You will do a second fish survey. Alternatively, you can try your hand in helping the fishermen net the ornamental fish, separating fingerlings from catchable sizes. Or you can try this free-diving, as the locals do!

After dives, you will enter data from your survey sheets.


Day 5
AM and PM – two more survey dives on coral or fish, depending on any follow up required by NUS-TMSI.

After dives, you will enter data from your survey sheets.


Day 6

Visit Les Village’s Subak  water management system and the famous waterfall.

Those not flying the next day will have two morning dives at the famous world class wreck USS Liberty at Tulamben.


Day 7
Departure and transfers. Optional side tours on the way back to Denpasar.