8D7N Sea Turtle Conservation + Try Diving (no license required!)

Tioman Island, Mersing, Pahang, Malaysia

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This adventure is: #on the weekend, #tastebud tickling, #for a good cause

Tioman Island: 8D7N Sea Turtle Conservation + Try Diving ...

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“got a question about a trip? WhatsApp message me - https://wa.me/6591840209 | +65 9184 0209 - heyitsnicole.sg, from ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS WILDLIFE TOURS | AnimalEncounterWT.com - I love uncovering hidden Travel gems & going the distance to experience them all around South East Asia over Singapore's various public holidays / long weekends! I'm particularly a fan of Animals, Wildlife & Nature - believe in taking the time to research about Ethical Animal Experiences, enjoy the most natural Wildlife Safaris, meaningful experiences, spend less time at touristy / but must see spots + dedicate most time in my itineraries to Nature. ”

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8D7N Sea Turtle Conservation + Try Diving (no license required!) starting at Tioman Island, Mersing, Pahang, Malaysia
OUR LONGEST RUNNING TRIP (this will be our 4th year yay!!), NEAREST TO SINGAPORE EXPERIENCE..
get involved in Sea Turtle Conservation and Try Diving (no license required!) whilst you're at it! 

Enquiries: WhatsApp Message Me
(nicole, ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS WILDLIFE TOURS)
click here to send a message: https://wa.me/6591840209
+65 9184 0209

for the past 3 years, the Turtle Centre has required min 4N stay for the chance to see Baby Sea Turtles. from this year onward, the Turtle Centre will require min 7N stay. whilst more leave will be required (4D), by staying longer, this also helps increase your chances of seeing Baby Sea Turtles! ;)

This is a Volunteer Experience trip, meant for People who would like to combine Giving Back to Nature with Travel.

CHANCE TO SEE BABY SEA TURTLES

Come learn about Conservation, Volunteer for Baby Sea Turtles - & if you are lucky, release them to the Sea! We'll do Sunrise Beach Patrols in search of Nesting Mother Turtles. There will be opportunity to do a Sunrise Boat Patrol too. Monitor the Turtle Hatchery where Nests of Eggs found are kept. If a Nest hatches, we will be able to release the Baby Sea Turtles to the Open Sea!

VISIT IN AUGUST WHEN MOSTS NESTS ARE BEING LAID / EGGS ARE HATCHING

We have identified August as the best time to visit since it has the highest rate of Turtle Nests being laid + as well as Turtle Nests hatching. We are proud to say that during our yearly visit in August for the past 3 years (2018, 2017, 2016), we saw Baby Sea Turtles on all 3 trips! *Please note that Nesting Mother Turtles & Baby Sea Turtles hatching are totally natural occurences that are not within our control and cannot be be guaranteed.

TREK TO NEARBY WATERFALL FOR A SWIM / TREK TO SUMMIT VIEW

Monday is Trek to Waterfall or Summit View Day! Immerse yourself in Nature. Refresh yourself in the Fresh Waterfall Water / Admire the Beautiful View of Tioman Island Bay. Depending on the Trekking Guide available, we will Trek to either the Waterfall or Summit View. If our group is bigger, we might also be able to vote majority for the choice we want!

LEARN ABOUT CORALS & GO SNORKELING AS MANY TIMES AS YOU'D LIKE!

Learn about the Turtle Centre's, Coral Rehabilitation Project, started in 2017. Check out the Coral Rehab Tank where Coral Fragments are being grown on structures for a few months, to later be transplanted back on the Reef out in the Bay! Go Snorkelling as many times as you'd like! Snorkelling Gear is provided for your daily use. Pretty nice to go after lunch. ;)

ENJOY ONE OF THE TOP BEACHES OF THE WORLD

Visit the Lesser Known, East side of Tioman. The West (left) side is where Ferries usually drop all Tourists off. We will be taking a 20min Jeep ride across the dense, uphill jungle to the lesser known, East side. Home to one of the World's Top Beaches, according to FlightNetwork.com!

HELP OUT AT ANIMAL WELFARE / CAT / KITTEN CENTRE

As the Stray Cat Population has been booming in Tioman, also threatening Nesting Mother Turtles as well as Baby Sea Turtles making their way to the Sea.. the Turtle Centre started an Animal Welfare / Cat Centre to help with Sterilisation of Strays / Pet Cats, to help manage the Stray Cat Population. Learn about why Sterilisation of Strays is important, help out at the Animal Welfare Centre, as well as play mummy to injured / sick / baby kittens & Cats!

BEACH CLEAN UP, RECYCLING, HELPING OUT

This is a Volunteer Experience trip, meant for People who would like to combine Giving Back to Nature with Travel. Some Volunteer Work will include doing Beach Clean Up, helping with Village Recycling. Helping the Turtle Centre with simple housekeeping every morning - ie. watering plants, sweeping. Most housekeeping tasks take about 10-15mins max. Be prepared to help with anything the Turtle Centre might need help with. Things we've had to do previously include: helping to repair broken pipes, bicycles. Gardening. Relocating Turtle Nests due to a Red Ants attack (had to dig and wheelbarrow around a lot of sand).

TRY DIVING (no license required!) BY PADI ASSOCIATION OF DIVING

You can now "Try Diving" (no Diving license required!). a Certified PADI Diving Instructor will teach you the Basics and Need to Knows of Diving, using your Equipment. you will try out your Equipment in the shallow waters on the Beach / Shore, learn the Basic Hand Signals for communication Underwater. there after you will be equipped in same gear as regular Divers to go for your very first 45min Dive Underwater! photo: Klook

ACCOMODATION AT TURTLE CENTRE

Very simple, backpacker style, bunk beds, 3 - 5 pax to a room ( there are by gender & mixed rooms), non aircon. Early sign ups might be able to get a smaller family room (3 pax room). Shared toilet.

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Additional Info

TRIP DATES
SAT 3 AUG - SAT 10 AUG 2019

TRIP DURATION
8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS

LEAVE REQUIRED:
4 Days (Mon 5 Aug - Thu 8 Aug 2019)

TRIP COST: S$849
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* Itinerary serves as Guide only and may change due to weather conditions or other circumstances beyond my control.

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By WEIRDOFREAKO OUTDOOR PTE. LTD. - TA License No: 02937

Enquiries: WhatsApp Message Me
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Itinerary

* to be updated / subject to change

>>> DAY 1 - Saturday
Travel from Singapore to Tioman, Turtle Centre
taking Coach, Ferry, Jeep to East Tioman

- Intro to Centre Turtle Conservation Efforts
- Orientation / Check In, Settle Into Hostel
- Check Out Turtle Nest / Egg Hatchery

* if time permits, Swim Test at Beach / Shore
- Daily Board Meeting: Pick what you'll help with Next Day
- Dinner: lots of little eateries with awesome tasty Malaysian food / Sea Food

>>> DAY 2 - Sunday
- Daily Morning Duty: Help Turtle Centre with Simple Housekeeping
* if time permits, we might do Try Diving session this morning
- Afternoon: Recycling Activities

>>> DAY 3 - Monday
- Trek to Waterfall or Summit View Day
- Afternoon: Help with Gardening

>>> DAY 4 - Tuesday
Test / Practice your Knowledge
* Pair Up and Take Turns to tell each other
what you have learnt about Conservation & Sea Turtles

>>> DAY 5 - Wednesday
- Go Snorkeling in the Bay
* some of us might be assigned to be on Duty
to show Walk In Guests / Public around

>>> DAY 6 - THURSDAY
- Misc Help the Turtle Centre might need help with
* another example of a possible thing we might do: Nest Excavation
ie. when a Nest doesn't hatch, we dig it out and even open up the Eggs to try and identify the cause of non hatching

>>> DAY 7 - FRIDAY
- Beach Clean Up Day
* Last Night!

>>> DAY 8 - SATURDAY
Journey Back to Singapore!

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