The Manta Ray

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The Manta Ray was designed by Celia Gregory was her first living art sculpture. It was  made during the Bio-rock® workshop  held in Gili Trawanagan in 2008, people from all over the world attended the course and paying participants enabled a group of over twenty students from Lombok university to attend. The Gili islands are a very popular tourism destination and therefore faces a number of environmental issue that  are created by  rapid development. The Marine Foundation has partnered with local NGO Gili Eco trust who runs the  varied program of activities in an attempt to preserve  the very treasures that bring so many tourists to these islands.

The Manta Ray was  the first sculptured bio-rock®  structure in the gill’s and was the start of many to be created by the Marine Foundation in gill including the turtle, dolphin and starfish.

Visit this project and support this coral garden

  • Supporting  the Gili eco tax – Every diver and snorkeller who visits gili pays a gili eco trust  donation which helps the eco programs on the island to learn more of their  work visit Gili eco trust @
  • Guided Dive and  intro to projects   – get a personnel introduction to the bio-rock coral garden from the Gili eco trust who can give you the in depth facts that will make seeing the bio-rocks structures and sculptures  even more interesting and then go on  guided tour   – contact Big Bubble dive @
  • Padi Bio-rock speciality – to learn even more why not take the take the bio-rock speciality padi specialty course and have a unique experience learning more about this award winning coral restoration method with one of the most experience experts in the method –  contact Gili Trawangan dive @

Project partners

Science partners – Bio-rock® –

local managing partners –  Gili Eco trust –

Hotel partner – Gili Eco Villas –

Dive business partner – Big Bubble dive –

Gili Trawangan dive –

Travel to Gili  with our travel partners  – Blue water express –

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