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Coral Reef Restoration, Shark Research and Rescue Borneo at Pom Pom Island
May 20, 2018 @ 8:00 am - July 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Join Shark Stewards on an exclusive tropical conservation and diving experience July 2-9, 2018. Each July we work with the Tropical Research and Conservation Centre on Pom Pom Island in Malaysian Borneo, with natives and visiting students restoring damaged coral reef, rescuing and studying local sharks and working to protect the marine ecosystem. Guests will have the opportunity to assist in research and conservation do turtle walks to recover eggs for the nursery and release hatchlings and learn about tropical reef ecology. Shark Stewards is inviting aquatic adventurers restoring coral reefs, counting fish, conducting science and living for one week on a tropical island. Scuba, freedive or learn to scuba.* Contact for information.
Check out our rescued sharks and help survey the growing population.
Limited room. $750 US for 5 days on island. Transport form Semporna dock to and from Pom Pom, Food, dive gear included. PADI open water and advanced certifications available for additional fee. Participants must find their own way to Semporna, Sabah. Flights are available via Kuala Lumpur or Kota Kinabalu from Singapore, Hong Kong, and other major cities.
Includes tent camp, all meals (alcohol not included).
As part of the Sabah Shark Protection Association, we are working to increase marine habitat protection, collect sharks and ray fisheries data including catch records to increase species protection in Sabah and Malaysia in July. We will be using the Trident ROV to survey the reefs, and quantify Crown of Thorn starfish, a species that has suddenly proliferated and consumes coral causing another risk to the reef. Follow the expedition on our National Geographic Explorer page.
This work is supported by small grants and donations. This is an all volunteer effort. Please support this work in the coral triangle, or join us diving and restoring the reef in 2018
Follow the adventure here and on National Geographic.