Barefoot Conservation

Diving in Raja Ampat Islands

A marine conservation volunteer program based on Pulau Arborek, involving basic accommodation and meals as well as an education in monitoring local coral reefs, with built-in scuba training and certification. Additionally, the nonprofit runs a manta ray identification program, several community development projects and a liveaboard dive boat (Ratu Laut) that takes volunteers to remote and beloved islands such as Wayag.

Rooms are private or dorm-style and constructed of wood and thatch, all with shared bathrooms. Volunteering requires a minimum of three-week commitment if you are not yet scuba-certified.