Because we care about
the marine environment
and the future of our planet

Luminocean connects scuba divers, volunteers, gap years, and those fascinated by the ocean, with local people to support marine conservation efforts. Luminocean offers consulting services to dive centers that would like to become more environmentally responsible and to schools and universities to integrate a curriculum that emphasizes raising awareness for the marine environment.


About Us

Luminocean is the branding for the combined work of the social enterprise PT Marina Citra Selaras and the foundation Yayasan Cahaya Samudera Indonesia. Both are registered in Indonesia. Joint cause is to build human capacity to protect Indonesia's valuable marine resources and with this contribute to the future of our blue planet. We can only live on this planet if we change our life style and become more aware of challenges we will face in the next decades.


About Our Passion

We believe that people can live in harmony with nature, that they are aware of their impacts and their own ability to change to live a happier, healthier, and more sustainable life. Our aim is protecting the coastal and marine environment, as well as conserving biological diversity and mitigating the impacts of ocean threats. We do this through sharing knowledge to empower people to take charge of their own development and improve their lives by conserving nature.


What we do

We aim at the protection of our blue planet by providing consulting services, information and courses to the following audience:

 International Students

Students from all over the world are welcome to take our classes or conduct an internship mentored by us to develop their practical skills in marine biology or related fields. As a student, you are also welcome to suggest your school to conduct excursions to any of the sites where we work together with our dive center partners.

Scuba Divers & Travelers

You don't need a marine biology background to join us. As an enthusiastic diver or soon-to-be diver, you can participate in our courses and learn more about the underwater world and coral reefs. By taking a course you will have a positive impact on the environment and the education of local students.

Mahasiswa dari Indonesia

Mahasiswa dari Maluku atau Universitas Indonesia lain bisa kontak kami untuk mendapat mentoring dan sponsoring untuk penilitian S1 sama S2. Kami menfasilitasi training menyelam (lewati dive center partner kami) dan training metode penilitian mulai dari membuat proposal sampai menulis publikasi.

Universitas & Sekolah dari Indonesia

Kami menyediakan konsultasi kepada institusi pendidikan di Indonesia untuk memperkuat fokus penilitian dalam subyek konservasi. Kami juga menyediakan konsultasi kepada peniliti Indonesia untuk mempublikasikan dalam jurnal internasional.

Universities Worldwide

We invite universities to contact us for information about cultural exchange and excursions during which students can learn about marine ecology and directly practically apply what they have learned. We have cooperated with the University Bochum, Germany, successfully in this matter since 2017.

Dive Spot

Dive Centers

We offer consulting services to dive centers from all over Indonesia to improve their environmental responsibility and reduce their negative impact on the marine environment. Joint Ecodiver courses for staff and guests can also be conducted. Please contact us or more information.


“It was such an incredible experience. I love scuba diving but Luminocean's program brought me to a whole new level of experience. Will definitely recommend it to my friends.”

Ecodiver Course Testimonial 

Christine, France


Our Partners

Dive Center at the Banda Islands

Environmental organisation, Indonesia & worldwide

German association for environmental protection

mahasiswa indonesia

STP Hatta-Syahrir

Fisheries college on Banda Naira

Cruise organiser, sponsor

Dive Resort, Tulamben Bali

Marine Biodiversity and Biosystematics Lab


Balai Kawasan Konservasi Perairan Nasional Kupang

Department of General Zoology and Neurobiology

Environmental organisation, Indonesia

Diving in the Reef

Contact us


Upcoming Events

  • Mar 27, 11:00 AM GMT+1
    Join our webinar series and enjoy scientific literature on Marine Biology and Conservation presented to you in non-scientific matter.
  • Feb 27, 11:00 AM GMT+1
    Join our webinar series and enjoy scientific literature on Marine Biology and Conservation presented to you in non-scientific matter.