Frequently Asked Questions
Joining our coral reef restoration program can be both a rewarding and challenging experience. You will be immersed in an environment where the cultural norms may be very different to what you are use to. However, through our program you will gain an insight into an ancient culture that most tourists will never have the opportunity to experience. Below are questions and answers for some further general questions:
Our morning activities normally run from 09:00 to 11:00 with a break for lunch before starting again at 14:00 and continuing until around 16:00. Due to the nature of these activities the running times are flexible and are likely to differ depending on what is planned for that day. For example, on days where we deploy reef structures we may have an earlier start.
Yes, our reef restoration program runs from Monday to Thursday, with Friday, Saturday and Sunday free to travel and explore Bali.
if your flight arrives on the Sunday, we will provide a transfer from the Denpasar airport directly to Tianyar. If you arrive before your program starts then you will need to make your own way from the airport to your accommodation. We will organise for you to get picked up directly from your accommodation and brought to Tianyar on the Sunday before our reef restoration program starts.
You should aim to arrive on the Sunday before the reef restoration program starts. We understand that flights may be cheaper on different days and so if you wish to come earlier you may have to find your own accomodation until the scheduled transport to Tianyar on Sunday.
Yes, please let us know when completing your application form if you wish to stay in the same room as your friend or partner.
The is a laundry service provided by a local woman who charges a small amount depending on the number of clothing items you have. Her business is in the centre of Tianyar, a short walk from the our accommodation.
We recommend bringing your own snorkelling equipment. There is a small number available to borrow but for the sake of ease and personal hygiene it would be best to use your own.
Our main focus for now is the construction of artificial reefs (https://northbalireefconservation.com/artificial-reef-structures.html). We recognise that some people may not be suited to this kind of work. Different people have different strengths and there are other facets of conservation that we are trying to expand upon which may suit these strengths.
We aim to dive at least once a week depending on the conditions