Conservation in Indonesia

Conservation and Biodiversity

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Refund Policy
Flexible Rescheduling
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Book today and take advantage of our new...

Refund Policy
Flexible Rescheduling
Low Deposit Options

The biodiversity and its conservation within Indonesia are imperative to the survival of the local people and the marine ecosystem. Both Raja Ampat & Komodo are Protected National Parks managed by Marine Protected Area networks, which are shifting the employment of the local populations away from unsustainable fishing, and towards sustainable ecotourism.

By diving with La Galigo, you are directly supporting the conservation and biodiversity of the local ecosystem and the sustainable development of the local peoples in both Raja Ampat & Komodo. A percentage of your booking with us goes directly to the causes highlighted below.

If you wish to make an individual donation to any of the organisations, please let one of us know when you confirm your booking.

Komodo Conservation

In Komodo, La Galigo have closely with the local organisations such as D.O.C.K (Dive Operators Community Komodo) & the WWF. These efforts have included consulting for the benefit of discovering how better the local population can be more involved in Eco-Tourism and making it a more sustainable option moving forwards. We are also very active in promoting better and safer diving practices throughout the park. 

Komodo has seen a sharp rise in tourism since 2015, and this may well be attributed to the fact that it is home to the worlds largest lizard, the Komodo Dragon, and also its abundant Manta Ray Population.   

Raja Ampat Conservation

In Raja Ampat, La Galigo have teamed up with Misool Eco Resort to support them with their regular patrols targeting illegal fishing vessels, actively promoting recycling, and ongoing mutual efforts to preserve the flora & fauna throughout the area by promoting best practices. La Galigo have also been actively involved with Conservation International, in joint efforts to eradicate the invasive and destructive Crown-of-Thorns Starfish (Acanthaster planci).

Raja Ampat is home to some of the worlds most spectacular diverse species both above and below the water, and rose top prominence when it was discovered to be the Global Epicentre of Marine Biodiversity.  

Manta Matcher

How would you like to name your own Manta Ray? If you managed to grab a photo of a Mantas unique underbelly patterns on your trip with us, it is entirely possible. 

MantaMatcher is the first global online manta ray database, managing manta ray sighting and identifications worldwide. Any diver or snorkeler with a camera can take and upload a manta identification photo.  MantaMatcher promotes collaborations, as scientists can now examine if populations are shared between neighboring countries, examine regional and long-distance movements, and examine the lifespans of manta rays.

If you wish to upload your photo, or even adopt a Manta, check out  the following link for further details.

The Guardians of Raja Ampat

Checkout the video link titled “Guardians of Raja Ampat” by Blue Sphere Media.

This brilliant piece of work outlines the development of conservation and sustainability in the regency and the role that ecotourism has played thus far.

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Flexible Booking

To provide you with more flexibility in case you are unable to travel due to Covid-19 related* restrictions we now provide Flexible Booking terms.

  • Refunds are available for all customers booking directly with La Galigo Liveaboard from 26/February/2021 for all trips published until 30/April/2022.
  • Refunds are only applicable when requested at least 60 days prior to your date of embarkation for your trip with La Galigo. Where possible, guests will be offered the opportunity to reschedule their trip for another time when it is more convenient for both / either parties. There may be charges incurred for rescheduling such as increased park fees & alterations to the published price which are the full responsibility of the guest(s).
  • Associated fees such as bank transaction costs & transaction suppliers (TransferWise / PayPal) fees are non-refundable and are the sole responsibility of the guest(s). La Galigo hold no responsibility for losses incurred using such services.
  • La Galigo hold no responsibility for any losses incurred for other relevant services, including, but not limited to; Travel Expenses / Flights / Insurance / Visas
  • The total amount of the refund may be affected due to exchange fluctuations, and this will be communicated to the guest, by La Galigo, at the time of the refund request.
  • In the case of rescheduling (flexible booking), your booking may NOT be used in conjunction with other promotions that La Galigo may be utilising in future for any of their publicised trips.

**Rescheduling is subject to availability. Rescheduled trips must be of equal or lesser value. Should the rescheduled trip be of lesser value, there will be no partial refunds.

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