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

Clown Anemone Fish Portrait
reef with photographer
colourful coral reef
scuba diving on coral reefs
hawksbill sea turtle
diverse coral reefs
amazing fish life
coral fan and diver
great visibility
amazing coral reefs png
hard coral reef
Green Turtle coming from Drop-Off
Large Tawny Nurse Shark
Pygmy Seahorse
Sea Fan and Anthias Sunball
Solar Nudibranch
Lionfish Dancing
Orange-Spotted Pipefish
coral Reef Scuba diving
Ornate Ghostpipefish Side
Hard Coral Garden
Batfish and Sea Fans


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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