Things to Do in Bali: Plant Your Own Coral Reef!


It started from a concerned local, i Wayan Patut, who saw his home island, Serangan in South Denpasar District, Bali Province, Indonesia, was reclaimed until nearly 4 times it size: from 112 hectares to 481 hectares in around 2 years. To make matter worse, Wayan also saw a lot of local people did coral ‘mining’ and selling it as a source of income.

In 2003, Wayan started a local fishermen group, Karya Segara, who started planting reefs to rehabilitate coastal conditions on the Serangan island and in 2010, he teamed up with Green Island Bali to promote the rehabilitative activities to vacationers of Bali.

green_island_bali_4When you visit Green Island Bali, you get to ‘adopt’ and name a coral reef and plant in the deep waters yourself, if you’d prefer. When we visited, the water current was quite rough, so we trusted the skilfull Green Island divers to plant the coral for us. Soon after, they also snap a picture of the coral for us!

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Green Island uses a special way to grow corals: transplanted coral fragments are taken by cutting coral branches later this branch is attached to a substrate shaped like a cone made ofsea sand and cement. After that, these transplanted coral fragments can be planted in the Coral Garden area which now reaches 6.5 hectares.

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In the pontoon, guests are provided with meals and can do a lot of fun activities such as swimming with sea turtles, shark feeding, and pool activities such as canoeing, water walk, water spin roll, and much more.

Since 2010, Green Island Bali has been planted more than 10,000 corals reef as well as actively conducting other conservation activities such as Seahorse Release Program, Baby Sea Turtle Release Program.

GREEN ISLAND Bali
Conservation, Marine Education, Eco Tourism
Jl. Pulau Singkep No. 3B, Denpasar, Bali – Indonesia, 80222
O : +62 361 263 110
F : +62 361 242 053
M : +62 813 2237 5806
E : marketing@greenislandbali.org
W :  www.greenislandbali.org

 

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