New in 2020


As climate change is creating a huge shift in coral abundance and diversity, the need to assess the health of our reef is paramount to conservation here at CICI. Without the reef-building coral, there will be a dramatic shift in coral reef inhabitants and functional groups, which will impact food chains (including humans!) within the Milne Bay province, PNG. Hence, gaining more knowledge of these animals is all part of your program! This project is going to assess the reef-building coral and reef fishes around the Conflict Islands through the development of a long term survey program. Participants will record the health and persistence of the reef building coral and fish inhabitants around key islands, including recording species, coral growth and reproductive output within habitats. Participants will learn skills in

  • Boats/ropes 

  • Animal handling/tagging/sampling

  • Fish Identification

  • Coral Identification

  • Scientific data collection and analysis

  • Ecological surveys

  • Dive certificates (if requested) 

  •  Snorkeling while collecting data

  • Coral Fragmentation and gardening

  • Education and Awareness


This is designed as a 2-week or 4-week program, The total trip cost is $1950 per person for 14 days. You will require to put down a $400 non-refundable deposit to secure your  placement in the program after acceptance. The balance is required to be paid in full one month prior to commencement. For inclusions please see PDF

Not included in cost

  • flights

  • visa

  • insurance (required)

  • Police clearances 

If your are a Papua New Guinea National please contact us for rates.

Conflict Islands, Milne Bay

Papua New Guinea

Tel: +675 7165 4596

Skype: hayleyversace

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