Roctopus ecoTrust Marine Conservation

What we do...

The Roctopus ecoTrust is a marine ecology and conservation programme that is based on the island of Koh Tao, situated in the Gulf of Thailand. This programme provides divers and ocean enthusiasts with an in-depth education on coral reef ecosystems and marine conservation, and offers a platform for individuals to engage directly in underwater research, monitoring and restoration projects through various programmes and internships.

Marine conservation we are involved in…

The Roctopus ecoTrust has established several reef monitoring, research and mariner conservation projects around the island that provide essential information on the health of Koh Tao’s reefs, threats that they may be exposed to, and the effects that environmental stress and human impacts may have on corals and the diverse collection of reef organisms they provide habitats to.

Koh Tao Reef Monitoring
Koh Tao Marine Conservation Internships

Get involved with the Roctopus ecoTrust...

The Roctopus ecoTrust offers a collection of coral reef ecology and marine conservation programmes and conservation internships that accommodate individuals of varying ability and experience, providing options to those who have never dived before through to industry professionals. Conservation programmes offered through the Roctopus ecoTrust range from 1-5 day courses to long term internships, including our unique 'conservation ecoDivemaster internship'.

Active projects
Surveys completed
Beach cleans organised

Marine Ecology Blog

A comb jelly lures in prey with a dazzling light show of vibrant colours pulsing rhythmically down its entire body.

A prawn goby (Cryptocentrus cinctus) peers out of its hole, acting as a sentinel for its mutualistic partner, an Alpheid shimp 

 A Box jellyfish (Tamoya spp..) migrates from the deep ocean to feed on zooplankton living at shallower depths.


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