Internship Programs in Bali

Marine Conservation Volunteer Abroad Programs in Bali

"The sense of belonging of the team was natural, diving in Pemuteran, Bali, is an experience I will never forget and I am happy I have made this decision" Ben, Belgium

First days in Bali

On my introduction day, I was accompanied by Rima from Bali Internships. She helped me by being the mediator between me and the project manager at the Coral Reef Restoration Program so I can start the program smoothly and understand better.

I felt welcomed the first moment I met the team, it made me wanted to start the project right away. The project manager Mr. Komang was giving me a through information about my first week for the dive course. Since I did not have any dive license, I had to complete my open water to be able to be part of the volunteer divers team. The dive course went well and I was happy to complete my diving course within 3 days with Mr. Komang, he is a very good dive instructor.

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The challenges and my most favorite volunteer tasks

During my volunteering weeks, my most favorite tasks are definitely diving and cleaning the coral structures and baby corals planting. Although sometimes I wish I could have done more for the NGO, as the day felt bit slowly if we did dive, due to the current/water conditions or the weather. Nevertheless, I still feel that I have had given the opportunity to try and to do everything possible doing. The key is being pro-active, asked if there are things need to be done or when my help is needed.

I learned a lot about myself during this voluntary work program, I learned that I can be independent and decide things for my own. This trip I planned to Bali was the first time I traveled alone, surprisingly I ended up enjoying it, although for my future travels, I prefer to I have someone I know from home to make my journey more enjoyable.

In the beginning of my time in Bali, I was quite stressed out to started the project all by myself, but once I was here, met the team, the other volunteer, I knew I was going to have a good time. Pemuteran village is a beautiful place to visit, a great place to rest your brain and to experience the relaxing vibes in this village.

I definitely enjoy my freedom I had in Bali, where everyday it did not feel as if I had obligation to go to "work", as the sense of belonging of the team was natural and not forced. The diving part is something I will never forget and will always be in my memories, and diving is one of the coolest things I have ever done in my life and I am happy I have made this decision. I will miss this place.

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