5D4N Volunteer for Baby Sea Turtles, Cats, Kittens + Try Diving

Tioman Island, Mersing, Pahang, Malaysia

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Tioman Island: 5D4N Volunteer for Baby Sea Turtles, Cats,...

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“hi, I'm nicole! - 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. I believe in good planning with a dose of spontaneity / flexibility, comfort & value over cheapness, strive to keep prices at market rate / what you might usually pay. I like staying in more quaint / localised accommodations VS commercialised hotels, enjoying the local recommended food of each place I visit, and soaking in some good lively ambience and atmosphere, preferably with chill live music and a drink or two! I'm also really into Photography, picked it up since 10 years + ago, first as a hobby. I've now been working as a Photographer for 6 going 7 years shooting Events for companies. Happy to share everything I know about Photography / help you take some sweet new profile pics if you're coming on a trip with me! ;) got a question about a trip? WhatsApp message me at +65 9184 0209.”

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Highlights

got a Question about this trip? WhatsApp message me (nicole, Animal Encounters) at +65 9184 0209

*** FYI: the Turtle Centre has always required min 4N to stay / volunteer at Turtle Centre for chance to see Baby Sea Turtles for the past 3 years we have run trips with them.
we have been informed this might be increased to 1 week next year. we will try to negotiate to keep to our timing 5D4N as we know your leave in precious! 
but just FYI the trip may become longer! 

TRY DIVING! OFFICIAL SAFE PADI HALF DAY EXPERIENCE

* PADI : Professional Association of Diving Instructors, the World's leading Scuba Diver training organisation. 

In the past, Scuba Diving was considered an activity only more affluent people could do. You would need to be ready to pay ~ S$600 for a Diving Course over 4 - 5 days before you could be officially certified to Dive.

Included in this 5D4N package is the opportunity to learn Diving from official certified safe PADI instructors in just half a day! 

5D4N Volunteer for Baby Sea Turtles, Cats, Kittens + Try Diving starting at Tioman Island, Mersing, Pahang, Malaysia

photo: Klook

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! 

(Lucky Yous! I learnt Diving 4 Years ago and didn't have this Cool opportunity to try Diving out first before I was ready to commit the time and money for the official License!) 

* This is purely an introductory experience meant to help people get a feel of Diving if it is for them.
You would still need to do a proper official 4-5 day course should you desire to be officially certified as a Diver! 

All Photos below personally taken by me! :) Trip Organiser Nicole

5D4N Volunteer for Baby Sea Turtles, Cats, Kittens + Try Diving starting at Tioman Island, Mersing, Pahang, Malaysia

CHANCE TO SEE BABY SEA TURTLES - LEARN ABOUT CONSERVATION, VOLUNTEER AT TURTLE CONSERVATION CENTRE

Use your 9 Aug and 12 Aug 2019 National Day Holiday & Hari Raya Haji long weekend for this meaningful trip!

August is one of the best times to visit as it has a good chance of both Turtle Eggs Hatching as well as Mothers Nesting. 

* Being one of the Best season to visit, book your slot fast by 1 May 2019! As a small local Conservation centre, they do not boast many slots and do get fully booked early. Their max capacity is only like 15-20pax at one time. 

Depending on your luck, you might just get to release Baby Sea Turtles to the Sea! 

5D4N Volunteer for Baby Sea Turtles, Cats, Kittens + Try Diving starting at Tioman Island, Mersing, Pahang, Malaysia

* Please note that these are totally natural occurrences that are not within our control and cannot be guaranteed.
 

This will be our 4th time going. We have been there in 2018, 2017, 2016, and several nests hatched all 3 times! 

Participants are advised to be mentally prepared that you might not see any Baby Sea Turtles at all, and take seeing any Baby Sea Turtles as a privilege from Mother Nature!

5D4N Volunteer for Baby Sea Turtles, Cats, Kittens + Try Diving starting at Tioman Island, Mersing, Pahang, Malaysia


As shown in graphic above, August shows a good rate of chance to see both Turtle Nests being Laid and Nests Hatching compared to the rest of the months in the year.

LEARN ABOUT SEA TURTLES, THEIR PLIGHT, & CONSERVATION EFFORTS


5D4N Volunteer for Baby Sea Turtles, Cats, Kittens + Try Diving starting at Tioman Island, Mersing, Pahang, Malaysia

Help to Patrol the Beaches at Sunrise & late at night in search of any Mother Sea Turtles nesting / laying eggs. ( By Foot / By Boat to nearby Beaches around the bay).

5D4N Volunteer for Baby Sea Turtles, Cats, Kittens + Try Diving starting at Tioman Island, Mersing, Pahang, Malaysia

Pop by the Hatchery to check if any of the safely kept Sea Turtle Nests have hatched.

5D4N Volunteer for Baby Sea Turtles, Cats, Kittens + Try Diving starting at Tioman Island, Mersing, Pahang, Malaysia

HELP TO CARE FOR CATS / KITTENS AT ANIMAL WELFARE CENTRE

5D4N Volunteer for Baby Sea Turtles, Cats, Kittens + Try Diving starting at Tioman Island, Mersing, Pahang, Malaysia

TREK TO NEARBY WATERFALL FOR A SWIM / TREK TO SUMMIT VIEW FOR BEAUTIFUL VIEW OF TIOMAN ISLAND BAY


5D4N Volunteer for Baby Sea Turtles, Cats, Kittens + Try Diving starting at Tioman Island, Mersing, Pahang, Malaysia

5D4N Volunteer for Baby Sea Turtles, Cats, Kittens + Try Diving starting at Tioman Island, Mersing, Pahang, Malaysia

GO SNORKELING AS MANY TIMES AS YOU'D LIKE! SNORKELING GEAR IS AVAILABLE FOR YOUR DAILY USE

5D4N Volunteer for Baby Sea Turtles, Cats, Kittens + Try Diving starting at Tioman Island, Mersing, Pahang, Malaysia

BEACH CLEAN UP, RECYCLING ACTIVITIES 


* As part of being of assistance to the Turtle Conservation Centre, participants are required to help out with simple housekeeping every morning such as watering plants, sweeping. Most tasks just take about 10 - 15mins max. 

Please also be prepared to help out with any manual labour the Turtle Conservation Centre might need help with. ie. Things we have had to help with during previous Expeditions:

Repairing a broken pipe, Gardening repair works due to a heavy storm, Relocating Turtle nests due to a Red Ants attack (had to dig and wheelbarrow around a lot of sand).

5D4N Volunteer for Baby Sea Turtles, Cats, Kittens + Try Diving starting at Tioman Island, Mersing, Pahang, Malaysia

TRIP DATES
FRI 9 AUG - TUE 13 AUG 2019

TRIP DURATION
5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS 
Leave Required: 1 Day (Tue 13 Aug 2019)

TRIP COST: S$495
got a question about a trip? WhatsApp message me (nicole) at +65 9184 0209

*** FYI: the Turtle Centre has always required min 4N to stay / volunteer at Turtle Centre for chance to see Baby Sea Turtles for the past 3 years we have run trips with them.
we have been informed this might be increased to 1 week next year. we will try to negotiate to keep to our timing 5D4N as we know your leave in precious! 
but just FYI the trip may become longer! 

ACCOMODATION AT TURTLE CENTRE
- 4 Nights Stay in Turtle Conservation Centre
* very simple, backpacker style, bunk beds, 3-5 to a room ( by gender / mixed ), non aircon. 

FOOD
- Breakfast & Lunch provided at Turtle Conservation Centre

5D4N Volunteer for Baby Sea Turtles, Cats, Kittens + Try Diving starting at Tioman Island, Mersing, Pahang, Malaysia
AT YOUR OWN COST:
- 4 Dinners in Tioman, Malaysia
- Travel Insurance
- Personal Expenses / Shopping / Souvenirs

IMPORTANT NOTE:
 Please read through the following terms of participation before RSVP: http://www.threeplaygrounds.com/pages/champion-terms-of-participation

* Itinerary serves as Guide only and may change due to weather conditions or other circumstances beyond my control.

DISCLAIMER: Your safety and well-being during the trip are your sole responsibility. By RSVP for this event, you have confirmed that you have read, acknowledged, agreed and accepted the terms and conditions of participating in this trip.

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

got a question about a trip? WhatsApp message me (nicole) at +65 9184 0209

Itinerary

* rough timings / subject to change

>>> DAY 1 - FRI 9 AUG 2019
06.00 Coach Singapore > Mersing
11.00 Ferry Mersing > Tioman
13.00 Jeep to Turtle Conservation Centre, Lunch

Afternoon Programme: 
Intro to Centre Turtle Conservation Efforts
Check Out Turtle Nest / Egg Hatchery 
Swim Test at Beach / Shore

Dinner: lots of little eateries with awesome tasty Malaysian food / Sea Food

>>> DAY 2 - SAT 10 AUG 2019
Morning: Official Safe PADI Try Diving Experience
a Certified Diving Instructor will Teach you the Basics and Need to Knows of Diving, there after you will be equipped in same gear as regular divers to go for a 45min Dive Underwater! 

Afternoon: Help take care of Cats / Kittens at Animal Welfare Centre,
we will help to clean up after the Cats 
(sessions to choose from daily, volunteers rotate day by day)

Dinner

>>> DAY 3 - SUN 11 AUG 2019
Beach Patrol on lookout for Nesting Mother Sea Turtles 
(sessions to choose from daily, volunteers rotate day by day)

Community / Village Recycling Day - we might help to collect materials for Recycling around the Village

Do a Beach Clean Up

or help with Gardening, carry Wood to help build new structures, ie. Expand Cat / Kitten Animal Welfare Centre, build more Accomodations at Turtle Centre

we've had to help Repair broken pipes, Relocating Turtle Nests due to a Red Ants attack (had to dig and wheelbarrow around a lot of sand).

>>> DAY 4 - MON 12 AUG 2019
Boat Patrol on lookout for Nesting Mother Sea Turtles
(sessions to choose from daily, volunteers rotate day by day)

Trek to Waterfall for Swimming / Trek to Summit View for exceptional view of our Bay! 

Test your Knowledge of Turtles! Present to Each Other what you remember about the Turtles, Conservation, share Stories of your previous personal experiences at other Animal centres! 

>>> DAY 5 - TUE 13 AUG 2019
Learn about Corals from our resident experts about their ongoing project to help the Corals in the Bay grow! they have built artifical structures in the Bay to help the Corals grow.

Jeep, Ferry & Coach Back to Singapore