Weekly Beach Clean Up in the Harbor of Gili Air

Weekly Beach Clean Up in the harbor of Gili Air

Oceans 5 presents a weekly beach clean up, that will take place every Friday at 16:00. The beach clean up is a result of the rubbish that end up at the beaches on Gili Air during the rainy season.

Beach Clean Up Gili Air

Who can join?

Everyone, young, old or diver, non-diver can participate in the beach clean up.  The beach clean up takes place in the harbor of Gili Air. Oceans 5 Gili Air provides for all participants bags and gloves. After and during the beach clean up all rubbish will be sorted for recycling. The collected sorted debris will be taken to a special recycling centre on the main land Lombok.

Creating environmental awareness

By creating a weekly event Oceans 5 likes to create awareness for the debris problem in Gili Air. Tourists who are arriving on Gili Air expecting beautiful beaches and crystal clear water. When the opposite happends it will results in bad advertisements for Gili Air and the tourist industry on Gili Air. If Gili Air want to stay as a tourist destination, the island has to adapt to the needs and expectations of their tourists.  Everybody on Gili Air, locals, western and tourists have to work together to keep Gili Air clean and attractive for visitors.

“Creating environmental awareness is the starting point to generate a substainable stable economy for the future generation of Gili Air.” Quote Owner Oceans 5 Gili Air, Sander Buis

Beach Clean Up Gili


While plastic has many valuable uses, people have become addicted to single-use or disposable plastic — with severe environmental consequences. Around the world, one million plastic drinking bottles are purchased every minute, while 5 trillion single-use plastic bags are used worldwide every year. In total, half of all plastic produced is designed to be used only once — and then thrown away.

Researchers estimate that more than 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic has been produced since the early 1950s. About 60% of that plastic has ended up in either a landfill or the natural environment. An some of this plastic ends up at the beaches of Gili Air.

About 270,000 tonnes of plastic float on the surface of our oceans and many more drift between two waters. Their impact on marine life is well identified: turtles, birds or marine mammals often die after ingesting plastic residues from can bags or packing rings that we dump into the environment. Every year, plastics kill 1.5 million animals. However, the impact of plastics on reef-building corals had been ignored until now, perhaps because of their alleged distance from plastic sources. However, analysis of plastic debris in the oceans has shown that it can carry many bacteria, including some pathogens that cause coral disease

Practical information:

  • Every Friday at 16:00
  • Starting point: Oceans 5 Gili Air, Harbor Gili Air, 
  • WA: +6285333397823
  • Oceans 5 is located straight in the harbor of Gili Air. The location is in the front of the new build ticket office
  •  It is free to join

PADI IDC Resort Oceans 5 Gili Air

Oceans 5 dive resort opened their doors in April 2010. Quickly they became a PADI Instructor Development Centre. By focussing on their quality of teaching they received in 2014 the PADI Career Development Centre status by PADI and the DDI Instructor Training Centre status by DDI. 

In 2017 Oceans 5 partnered with the Gili Shark Conservation. Together the create programs for a substainable tourism destination. 

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