Diving to make a Difference: Dive Voluntourism at Les Village, Bali

To those of you who have followed me from way back (thank you very much!), do you remember my post around 1 year ago, about my cousin-slash-godfather who’s in Bali, Indonesia?

Well, he hasn’t came back to the country since January 2013 because he’s really enjoying his work there as a facilitator in a fishing community called Les Village.

Fisherfolks of the village previously used potassium cyanide to catch ornamental fish which killed their coral reefs. They have already stopped this practice and have adopted environment-friendly and sustainable methods of fishing since then. Also, they have rehabilitated their coral reefs, You can be a volunteer and build an artificial reef or if you don’t have enough time for a tropical vacation, you can help them in three (3) ways:

  1. Adopt a Coral
  2. Sponsor a Fisherfolk Diver
  3. Donate educational materials for Informal English Class

Les Village, Bali, Indonesia

Planting corals.

Planted corals thriving and others starting to grow on the edge of the block.

Tagging a green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) and then undergoing a Balinese ritual before sending back to the sea.

All credits due to their respective owners. (from their Facebook page)

Isn’t this great? If I have the money and the time, I would really love to go there.

For more information on their voluntourism activities and their rates, you can visit their official website at http://www.divevoluntourism.com/.

You can also check their Facebook page below, which is updated with exciting developments almost daily at https://www.facebook.com/divodive.

Be a Les Village Voluntourist now! Dive with a difference… to make a difference!

Also, if you know someone who might be interested, please share this to them. Thank you!

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