- Help conserve Sea Turtles on a tropical island paradise
- Enjoy afternoon snorkel surveys
- Night patrols under the stars and moon helping mother sea turtles lay their eggs
- Spend your day off lounging on Malaysia’s most beautiful beaches
You will join our research and conservation team on the beautiful Perhentian Islands. By Day you will help us to take photos of sea turtles in the sea. The photos will be used to create a database of individual turtles and where they have been seen.
This research will allow us to know how many males, females and sub-adult turtles there are living in the islands and will help us to create a localized sea turtle management plan.
Arrive at Safe Park Holidays' office on Monday and take a boat transfer to the Coral View. Attend afternoon briefing and orientation, become acquainted with the local area through tour of area and shops, and participate in water confidence session. Share dinner with fellow volunteers and attend marine presentation in evening.
Your project will be based the village and the turtle beach, and you will swap locations every three days. At the village, you will kayak to the location of a 2-hour swim/snorkel sea turtle survey in the mornings, perform data analysis and participate in cultural activities through the afternoons, and have your evenings free.
While at turtle beach, you will perform a snorkel sea turtle photo ID session, talk to tourists that visit the beach, and help with hatchery duties in the mornings. In the evenings, volunteers will rotate turtle watch duties.
While in the village, you will be staying in a traditional Malay house. While at turtle beach, you have the option of sleeping under the stars amongst the sand, relaxing in a hammock, or spending the night in our simple but comfortable beach hut.
Daily meals are provided and allow participants the opportunity to experience Malay culture and cuisine.