Before becoming a tourist guide, you will go through a training period filled with lots of fun training sessions under water. Here you will learn about the coral reefs and how they were destroyed as well as slowly built up again.
Who are we?
Gili Eco Trust, or Yayasan Ekosistem Gili indah, is an NGO based on Gili Trawangan. It was founded in 2000 to protect the coral reefs around the Gili islands from destructive fishing. In 1999 local fishermen founded the SATGAS to patrol the waters around the three Gili islands. At that time there was a lot of dynamite and cyanide fishing, destroying all the coral and killing the aquatic life inhabiting the reefs. Coral reefs had been left in a disastrous state after the intense El Niño in 1997-1998. The local population reacted and started to organize patrols around the islands in order to eliminate and educate against the bad fishing practices. An agreement was concluded between the fishermen, defining the legal techniques of fishing, limited to certain authorized zones, with the purpose of putting an end to dynamite and cyanide fishing practices.
What is the volunteer jobs about?
Explore the underwater world of our Biorock artificial reef where we have over 150 powered structures home to thousands of corals. Snorkel with turtles, swim through schools of fish and check out new reefs that were previously destroyed by anchors and destructive fishing methods. Don’t forget your GoPro! With Biorock workshop training, you will then be leading groups of tourists on guided snorkel tours around the Biorock reefs.
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