Project Manta Reef for Snorkelers

December, 23, 2013 - 05:26AM


This was THE project just recently on Gili Trawangan…

A lot of work, a lot of energy, a lot of people involved to help lifting, planting, cutting, bending, welding…. the list goes on.

Thanks to Coral Guardian for the idea and the design, and the nice video!

Big Thanks to Nathalie Barillet, her family, friends and companies who gave a huge donation to the Gili Eco Trust so we could make this project happen, and in memory of her brother Holyver who loved scuba diving, the Gilis and knew about the importance of coral reefs.

Check it out in front of Vila Ombak Hotel, 32 Biorock structures mixed with ceramic and marble stones for happy fish and corals, powered with solar panels, all at shallow depths so it can be snorkeled easily.

For more information please click on the link to the Gili Eco Trust on the home page or go to and search for “Manta reef restoration project”