'Seabed Enhancement'
 Maori  'Tiaki Moana'
The focus theme of this experience is giving back. In Maori tikanga it is 'utu' or the practice of reciprocity.  We have become the ultimate hunters of marine life, but when do we give back?

​The first phase of this voyage is about sharing with each other our personal fishing and environment stories from all over, getting to know a bit about each other. Finding our unity as fisher-folk or environmentally concerned citizens.

The next phase is a garden meander and talk that covers some principles we employ in reef building. Here we cover the non- linear nature of our world, unseen forces, the role of personalizing our efforts primarily through art as a way of  establishing a connection with marine life. 

The third phase revolves around the practical activity of actually building a basic reef module to be deployed in the designated Opotiki Community reef area.

The final phase has to do with taking pride in our creation, photographing and sharing. The actual deployment is carried out some time later, often by volunteers after the concrete cures. 


Allow around 3 hours for the Tiaki Moana course. Costs $250 per person inclusive of materials, safety gears and deployment certificate.