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.
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 combine science with education, both for the larger goal of marine conservation. We educate about plastic waste, make people aware of urgent environmental issues that need action, provide guidance and funds to local students for their marine research projects and train divers in marine biology techniques. We work locally, and our highest priority is working in a way that local knowledge contributes to marine conservation, and state-of-the-art marine biology knowledge adds to local knowledge.
We offer teaching programs to the following audience:
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.
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.
Ecodiver Course Testimonial
“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.”
About the Luminocean Foundation
Yayasan Cahaya Samudera Indonesia is a foundation registered in Bali, Indonesia. It was founded as the non-profit equivalent to Luminocean and is the literal translation of Luminocean in Indonesian. As the name says, the aim of Cahaya Samudera Indonesia is to bring brightness and light to the ocean and its future. This is done by facilitating environmental education for children and young adults living on remote islands in Indonesia. By educating about the impacts that human habits can have on the environment and by teaching about the alternatives every one of us can choose to lead a more environment-friendly and sustainable lifestyle, Cahaya Samudera Indonesia hopes to contribute to the conservation of sensitive ecosystems, such as coral reefs. Fulfillment of the aim is approached by teaching about waste reduction, -separation and -recycling, about the role that coral reefs play for the ecological balance in the ocean and for the provision of oxygen to our atmosphere, about the utilization of solar energy as alternative to diesel generators, about how and why to build waste water gardens, and much more. Cahaya Samudera Indonesia also aims at inspiring children and young adults to read books, open up their minds, think critically and understand that every single one of us can make a difference.
By supporting Yayasan Cahaya Samudera Indonesia you will give somebody a chance to decide her or his own future and the future of the environment where she or he grew up.