Stay in a bungalow on the beach in rural Bali while building and deploying structures to return a section of human impacted reef to its pristine state. Hike to waterfalls, scuba dive, freedive, and learn to surf. On neighboring islands, learn about and participate in ongoing manta ray research including scuba or freediving with these graceful giants of the sea.
Bali, Indonesia & Nusa Lembongan
June 19-July 2
*June 26-July 9 (Full)
*July 3-16 (Full)
4 Trip Leaders
Max 8:1 Student/Adult
(Group Discounts available)
*not including airfare
THE TRIP AT A GLANCE
North Bali Reef
This trip's main project is in partnership with North Bali Reef Conservation outside the rural fishing village of Tianyar. One of Padma’s most immediately fulfilling projects, trip members make and deploy structures in the ocean to restore a section of destroyed reef. Each year the biodiversity of the targeted section of reef has nearly doubled thanks to our efforts. It’s hard to imagine a project that provides such directly and quickly visible benefits to our friends in the sea.
Trips begin in the spiritual and cultural heart of Bali, Ubud. This ancient city is home to centuries old temples blended with modern restaurants, shops, yoga centers, and local markets. You’ll hang out with monkeys, settle into island life, and participate in a blessing and purification ritual at Terta Empul Water Temple.
Gentle and graceful giants of the ocean, trip members learn about, and participate in ongoing manta ray research by getting into the water off the shores of Nusa Penida Island. Many trip members and trip leaders report their time with these manta rays as a highlight of their lives.
In addition to working on reef restoration, students will spend time tutoring English and sustainable living skills in a local school and also play games, sports, and hang out with the local children of Tianyar. When not building reef structures, spending time with kids, or exploring the ocean, students can also work in a recycle center to turn plastic waste into building materials.
For several days you’ll stay on the small island off the coast of Bali. A hub of marine research, students learn about manta rays then get to swim with them while taking pictures of these gentle giants of the sea as part of ongoing research led by Marine Megafauna Foundation. You’ll also visit some breathtaking reefs with crystal clear waters. This phase of the trip includes surf lessons where no matter your ability level, you’re sure to have a blast.
Bali is one of the premier surf spots on the planet. Every trip affords opportunities to surf, as well as several days of surf lessons if you want to start your wave riding journey.
This trip offers ample opportunity to explore the ocean and see all sorts of reef dwelling species. Trips include talks on habitats, species and conservation practices to enrich your experience beyond just seeing shiny pretty fishies. Students receive advance snorkel instruction and for those who are scuba certified, there are a few opportunities to dive at some of the best spots in Bali. Trips also include at least one night snorkel in Tianyar where you’ll swim amongst bioluminescence that sparkles vivid blue all around you.
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$4375 (Group Discounts available)
Trip Tuition Covers:
• Most Meals (We occasionally encourage trip members to explore local restaurants)
• Project planning, materials, and management
• Adventure Activities
• Travelers medical, emergency and evacuation insurance
• Local and International trip leaders
Trip Tuition Does not Cover:
• International airfare (trip leaders can help select and arrange airfare for groups)
• Local shopping
• Additional sightseeing activities