Learn Marine Science in Borneo and work on a beautiful white sand beach where turtles nest. The coral reef starts just metres away and you can dive from the beach. We are in the coral triangle with more species than anywhere else on the planet and we have easy access to many marine ecosystems. Seagrass, mud, sand, mangrove open ocean, coral reefs and shipwrecks are all within a 1h boat trip. Short Marine Science courses are just 6 days and are a mix of lectures and practicals. If you cannot dive yet; come for 10 days and learn to dive before your marine science course. Our advanced level course is comprehensive, internationally recognised and examined. The A level course is equivalent to most first year university courses.
Our Instructors are professional marine scientists with 30 years of experience and our assistants are masters or doctorate students. This is an ongoing research location with current studies on turtles, coral, soft coral, sea cucumbers, turtles, sharks and more You will learn about endangered Green and Hawksbill Turtles who come to Pom Pom island to nest. The has amazing biodiversity: from the occasional whaleshark and manta through to the cute mandarin fish and the flamboyant cuttlefish.
It is easy to arrange practicals to demonstrate basic marine science principles because these can be observed just off the beach. Our Marine science courses are for everyone, visit TRACC and learn more. Visit a beautiful island, watch turtles nest, learn to dive, learn marine science and help protect the planet. An experience here will wow your friends, help with interviews and kickstart a career.
What to Expect?
Expect to work hard, these are intensive courses and you won't have time to browse the internet or chat with friends on Facebook. You will meet exciting like minded people who have opinions as strong as yours, expect discussions to be lively. The environment is amazing, the food is good and the wildlife fantastic. The location is remote but not primitive, we have phone, internet, electricity and all the comforts of home.
- Program ID: # 1821
- duration: Less than 1 Week1 to 3 Months
- location: Pom Pom Island Semporna, SBMalaysia4° 35' 29.3388" N, 118° 51' 39.9024" E
- Fitness level: Moderately Fit
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- Costs From: Less than $500$500 to $1000
- Program Type: Environmental & Wildlife ProgramsLearn Abroad