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Reef Restoration and Building Artificial Reefs

Interested in what dive volunteers can do in building artificial reefs or reef rehabilitation? Read what type of artificial reefs there are, how they are built and the pros and cons of a man-made reef.

Check out a real life Human Laboratory in a Balinese village and the story of how local fishermen are restoring their reef, repopulating fishlife and upgrading village livelihoods through dive voluntourism.

Be part of the Human Laboratory, find out the activities you can participate in a Balinese reef restoration, do coral transplantation underwater with your hands, conduct coral-and fish- health monitoring and and join the fishermen in the implementation of a sustainable fishing program.

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This is a running account of people, things, events worth remarking here in Les Village. It will be updated continously. ------------------------ 28...
We host in this section the previous postings on voluntourism that Ms. Elaine Kwee made before this website was donated to Sea Communities.  How...
How you can help? You can sign up and come to Les Village as a voluntourist. If you do not have the time, you can still help the project 3 ways: (a)...
Scuba divers, snorkelers, ocean lovers, eco-tourists, casual tourists, and everyone else with time and resources to spare, let's bring voluntourism...
Les Village fishermen netting ornamental fish
Who wants to go to Bali to restore a reef? You can experience life in a real fishing village and go troppo for a while. Living and working with...
Artificial reefs – the handmade version Some weeks ago, I did an in-depth article about how artificial reefs are constructed, the many different...
Planting a Reef Ball
You think it's cool to use your hands to regenerate a coral reef? See a tangible piece of your dive volunteer handiwork grow? Do you warm to this...
Garbage in, Garbage out It’s a windy day. A plastic bag has just whipped over my garden, flown over the fence and will land in the harbour. One day...
4-7 August 2012 Great Barrier Reef Orpheus Island Research Station Coral Survey Program. This is a rare opportunity to stay and dive off Orpheus...
Lord Howe Island Volunteer Marine Conservation Diving
5-11 May 2012 Lord Howe Island Marine Monitoring with the Marine Park Rangers. Lord Howe Island is the Galapagos of the West Pacific. Two hours...

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