Meet Us Ocean Gardener Partner

Learn More About Our Partner Centers Across Indonesia

Ocean Gardener parteners with dive center and resorts across Indonesia to help build coral nurseries, teach people about corals, and restore coral reefs. Each of our partner center is selected for a unique reasons and each location posses a distinct challenge and mission for coral restoration. 

Below you can click on each partner location to learn more about our project, learn about their progress and get involved. If you would like to help by adopting a coral, adopting a reef or help to restore a reef you can either choose a partner location you want to support or let us distribute your donation where they are needed most. 

Murex Dive Resorts - North Sulawesi

Murex Manado and Murex Bangka are professional, friendly, family-run resorts with outstanding personalized service. Murex Manado has artificial reef structures on their House Reef and we have developed a thriving coral farm off Bangka Island included a restoration site at the back of the resort. 

Together with Ocean Gardener, Murex undertakes community programs in the local village of Lihunu on Bangka Island where villagers are educated about coral reefs and how to grow and farm corals to increase fish stocks. The project helps support Lihunu village’s marine protected area initiatives and supply buoys and lines to demarcate no fishing and protected reef areas. 

Calypso Diving - Amed/Lipah Bali

Our Amed/Lipah project has been working really well for the last few month. The nursery installed in June 2019, started producing fragments that were transplanted on the reef, since 2020 already. Some of the reef slope spiders, and gardening on the shallow boulders give a tremendous result. Really worth visiting now. Hundreds of divers enjoy our work now. 

We now have 9 racks, in the nursery. 4 of them are already producing frags, from 6 different species. A dozen spiders have been installed and seeded on the slope. Over a couple thousand corals have been planted among the reef.

Rip Curl School of Surf - Sanur Bali

Rip Curl, the Rip Curl School of Surf and the Prama Beach Hotel Sanur are proud to announce their support and collaboration with the NGO “Ocean Gardener”, with the installation of their first Coral Gardener nursery in front of the Rip Curl School of Surf – Sanur center at the Prama Sanur Beach Hotel as the new Prama Sanur Beach Hotel and Rip Curl Planet Social, Environmental and Responsibility project for Indonesia. This nursery is mainly dedicated to soft corals. Come to learn about soft coral, their culture and multiplication.

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SeaTrek Adventure - Sanur Bali and Across Indonesia

SeaTrek is our liveaboard partner with ambitions to plant coral is some of the remote locations they visit through the country. 

SeaTrek also sponsors a coral restoration nursery in Sanur Bali, and since the start of COVID had been running a by weekly volunteer project in Sanur to clean the coral nurseries and replant soft corals. They achieve a tremendous amount of work and outreach. Their motivation and dedication is overwhelming!

3W Dive - Gili Islands

3W DIVE has formed a partnership with Ocean Gardener who is dedicated to coral reef education, and we now offer a 3 day Coral Diver Course.

As a tribe of scuba divers with an infectious love for the ocean and our island, getting involved with local conservation is essential. The dive center is eco-friendly; we use mainly bio products, minimize our use of plastic, support responsible tourism and aim at raising environmental awareness among our divers. We have now a thriving nursery and restoration area, and a lot of work to keep on doing, come and help us!

Reeflex Dive - Nusa Penida

Reeflex Divers is the brain child and dive dream come true for founders Roman, Harry & Dodi, (A Franco-Anglo-Indonesian dream team). The Reeflex team shares work ethics and focus on delivering a high-end, personalised dive service. 
Reeflex places environmental protection at the heart of every

Reeflex dive experience, and works with Ocean Gardener to build and maintain coral nurseries, restore reefs around Nusa Penida, and provide an educational coral learning experience to their guests. 

Tulamben dive center, dive the Liberty wreck, Bali

Located on the North-East coast The Tulamben dive Center is the first Dive Concepts center. Set back from the main road, it assures peace and tranquility to all the divers staying in this stunning living place. It is also very easy to join one of our dive groups to dive the USAT Liberty wreck which is only 2 minutes by walk from our dive center.

From the restaurant terrace, we can appreciate, at all hours, the view of mighty Mount Agung, a volcano seating at more than 3200m high (10500 feet). Here you will find a lovely welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Here at our Tulamben diving center, you will arrive as divers and leave as friends! We guarantee you an unforgettable experience!

Our schedule allows you to explore this world famous dive site when the influx of divers coming from other centers in Bali have not yet arrived, or have already left.

Tevana House Reef - Bira

Tevana House Reef started off as an sustainable lodge amongst family members for their love of the environment and scuba diving in Tanjung Bira. We wanted to create an sustainable resort where everyone can experience the gardens and incredible sea views of the Earth that has been naturally given to us by Mother Nature.

Tevana means Pleasurable Garden in Sanskrit and House Reef is a scuba diving term for the closest diveable area of coral reef which coincidently the Bira House Reef starts is just off our shores.

In Tevana House Reef we wanted to ensure that when guests came to Bira, they experienced a wholistic travel experience, from being close to the ocean, enjoying the raw beauty of Bira, the culinary experience and finally to live a simple life away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

The project headquarters is located on the island of Nusa Penida in the Penida Marine Park. Penida is a diver, surfer, and yogi paradise only a 30-minute boat ride from southeast Bali and ideally located only 1 hour away from the Denpasar International Airport.

Located at Reeflex Divers on the island of Nusa Penida off the southern coast of Bali, this diving destination boasts multiple manta ray, mola mola, and turtle interactions with research focused on manta conservation and the care and development of our coral nursery.

We have various packages depending on your current diving experience.

Nuansa pulau is a local coral lover association, composed of 26 local members dedicated to protecting coral reefs around Nusa Penida. Born on the beach, grown up fishing these beautiful shores, they’ve seen the decline in catch and coral cover. They are trained coral practitioners, amazing seamen, used to many different coral culture techniques, and to ocean work. They already planted over 25000 corals with Ocean Gardener.

Bira is located on a peninsula in Southern Sulawesi around 200km away from Makasar. It is one of Indonesia’s most stunning beaches and untouched reefs. Far away from the hustle and bustle of cities, this sleepy ship building village has only just started to attract the travellers eye.

The project is located on the main beach, Bira Pantai Pasir Putih, which translates to white sand beach, and it would not have a more appropriate name! This beautiful beach stretching over 2 km along Sulawesi’s southern peninsular is home to the Bira Project headquarters.

We have various packages depending on your current diving experience.