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Beach Clean up

Let’s work together and let’s try to keep the planet as clean as possible! Join us on a monthly basis for the beach clean up organised by Dune Atlantis.
There is a team on the beach and a team joining a dive to collect trash undewater in the Sanur area.

Every year, we also join the Biggest beach clean up with the NGO One Island One Voice which organizes Bali’s biggest clean-up all around the country! Every year, there are tons of waste collected.

We will keep you posted on our blog for the next clean up, everyone is welcome to join!

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Coral Propagation

Hard Coral propagation with Ocean Quest:

Dune Atlantis guides are trained by The Ocean Quest team to provide Coral Propagation course is a certification our guides have to teach you the techniques and methodology of coral rehabilitation designed by Ocean Quest. The training shows you how to handle correctly the hard corals in the processes of restoration.The plan is to rehabilitate hard coral in Sanur area using the techniques taught by Ocean Quest.

How does it work?

We collect damaged pieces of hard coral, cut them in small pieces and we will fix them to a natural support we can find in the gardening area. This process is really environmental friendly as we use all available resources in our environment without adding any structure. It is an eco friendly way for Coral Propagation which also demands more maintenance. But the most important part is that this is a real study field for all the divers, seeing the positive impact on a new growing reef.

Feel free to contact us for more information regarding the project or to join one of our Coral Propagation course.

Every year, we also join the Biggest beach clean up with the NGO One Island One Voice which organizes Bali’s biggest clean-up all around the country! Every year, there are tons of waste collected.

We will keep you posted on our blog for the next clean up, everyone is welcome to join!

 

Soft Coral Gardening – Ocean Gardener:

Through our partnership, along with Rip Curl School of Surf, Rip Curl Planet and Prama Sanur Beach Hotel, we take part in the Ocean Gardener Coral Nursery in Sanur. This nursery is the first soft coral farm created for reef restoration maintained through a sustainable way, using principles of ecology and the study of the relationship between organisms and their environment. In short, we participate to farming the right species in the right environment.

Ocean Gardener was founded in 2016 thanks to 20 years of coral farming experience in Indonesia in accordance with local and international regulations and with local communities.

Over the years, Ocean Gardener became a real and successful alternative livelihood for thousands of coastal families but it also contributes to educating locals and tourists about sustainable coral farming practices and the importance of corals and its ecosystem.

Join Ocean Gardener with our Dune Atlantis team and help us to replenish and restore damaged reefs in Sanur area.

Do you wish to know more about this project? Feel free to contact us and we can organise a snorkeling tour of the Sanur Garden.

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Mola Mola Project

Discover Ocean Sunfish Research’s citizen science project: Match My Mola!

Match My Mola is a photo identification catalogue for ocean sunfishes that identifies individual fish from the unique skin patterns on their sides..

How did the project start?

This photo identification catalogue was born out of the PhD fieldwork of Ocean Sunfish Research’s marine scientist, Dr. Marianne Nyegaard back in 2013. During 3 consecutive Sunfish seasons on Nusa Lembongan for her research (2013-2015) , Marianne made some incredible discoveries, for example, proving that the species of sunfish known to aggregate in Bali each year is a species called Mola alexandrini; they are not the famous Mola mola!

The photo ID catalogue helped in this discovery and has since proven to be very useful for sunfish species identification not only in Bali but also all around the world. In 2014, Marianne teamed up with Jenny Han Karmy, who came to Bali in 2013 to work as a diving instructor. Sharing this common interest in sunfish and marine conservation, Marianne and Jenny have worked together ever since on their common goal: to further the global understanding of ocean sunfishes through scientific research and citizen science which enables better decisions for sustainable management of unique and vital ecosystems.

Bali is of particular interest due to the large number of visitors hoping to spot the amazing sunfish aggregations that happen every year during the so-called ‘Mola Season’. Indeed, sunfish come close enough and shallow enough to the beautiful Balinese coral reefs that they can be spotted by recreational divers, and even snorkelers!

You could be an asset to this project by submitting your photos of sunfish to the Match My Mola submission form, click here

How can you help?

Share your pictures you took of the Mola with some information on the spotted creature and get a chance to name your fish

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