We are thrilled to report that Globalteer’s Borneo Marine and Turtle Conservation Project has this month returned to its former home on an idyllic island off the Eastern coast of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.
The project’s “home” is once again the island of Pom Pom, a picture postcard tropical island of swaying palms, white sand beaches and unbelievably clear water, making it the perfect spot for snorkelling and diving, both of which activities are available to all our volunteers at the project.
Staff at the site area already reporting dozens of turtles which is a good sign for the upcoming nesting season, as they explained,
“There are lots of turtles, we had seven visible at one time during a dive to the northern tip of the island. We are seeing about ten on every dive. Only one nesting yet but there are lots in the water waiting for the right time…”
The project had taken the difficult decision last year to transfer operations to the northern part of mainland Borneo in after a series of isolated criminal incidents the area around Pom Pom meant that volunteer safety could not be 100% guaranteed. However, with no problems in the area now for several months, and the stationing of 24 Malaysian police offers on the tiny island, the project is delighted to be able to return and accept volunteers on the island again.
If you’d like to volunteer with the coral replanting or turtle conservation teams in this unique and beautiful tropical marine environment, then please visit the Borneo Marine project page to find out how you too could be on your way to paradise.
Relevant training is available for all placements, leading to PADI certification for dive voluteers. If you have any PADI certification already, you may also be entitled to a discount. Prices start at just £710/US$1,065 for two weeks (excluding flights). See you paradise!