• Malaysia
11 weeks

Program Details

Non-Monetary Benefits
Year Round
Age Min.
  • 18 years old or above.
  • A background in biological sciences and/or marine conservation is desirable.
  • A strong swimmer & comfortable in the water.
  • A minimum of PADI Openwater Diver (preference for more advanced diving qualification and over 15 logged dives).
  • Outgoing, friendly, team player, open minded, passionate about nature and conservation.
  • Be able to communicate & write in English.
  • Happy to share a room with another intern/volunteer.


Starting Price
Price Details
Our programme is broken down into three fixed terms of 11 weeks each. The first two weeks of each term are focussed on training - you'll learn about turtle and marine survey techniques, learn how to I.D. coral and reef fish, and work on your diving skills.

The fee covers:
- Food and accomodation for the duration of the internship.
- Transfers to and from the mainland to the island.
- Training materials.
- Diving equipment and diving costs.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Some Activities Meals Wifi
What's Included (Extra)

- Fun Dives
- Two free T-shirts
- Boat transfers from the mainland

What's Not Included
Airfare Airport Transfers Travel Insurance
Feb 13, 2020
Oct 25, 2019
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About Program

Tengah Island Conservation assistants play an essential role to the continued sustainability of our conservation/research projects.

As an intern you'll get hands on training in sea turtle monitoring, hatchery management, marine biodiversity surveys and public outreach. You'll also be able to work on your diving skills as our volunteers usually carry out numerous survey dives and underwater cleanups during their time with us.

- Conservation of the endangered Green Turtle and critically endangered Hawksbill Turtle
- Reef Monitoring: Underwater surveys on coral reefs; substrate survey, fish survey and mapping coral reefs.
- Beach and underwater clean-ups
- Micro-mammals and invertebrates study
- Habitat restoration
- Educational activities with guest, resort staff and local schoolchildren

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Program Highlights

  • Sea turtle monitoring & hatchling release
  • Coral reef surveys
  • Training on coral and fish identification & survey techniques
  • Live on a beautiful tropical island
  • Beach & underwater clean-ups

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