Conservation Project & Diving Malaysia

Turtle Conservation and PADI Diving, Malaysia

Dive with turtles in the South China Sea!

Malaysia is a diverse country in both environment and culture. Being a peninsular, there is a huge amount of coastline including beaches, mangroves, and islands. Inland, steamy jungle gives way to tea plantations in the cooler highlands. Sitting on a major maritime trade route, Malaysia’s culture, cuisine and religious outlook has been influenced by traders from China, India, Arabia and Europe. You will get a flavour of all this variety as the expedition team journeys around this beautiful country.

This expedition gives you the opportunity to get involved in turtle conservation. The team will work together on a project to help save the dwindling turtle populations. Once the project is completed, the team will head to the Perhentian Islands to learn to dive and for the fantastic opportunity to see the turtles in their natural habitat. Joining this expedition team and learning to dive could be the start of an adventure that will last for years!

Photos: M.Case

Our conservation projects allow you to get hands-on experience working on a wildlife project.  We work with selected charity partners who are speciailists in their conservation field. Their expert guidance enables  our teams to take part in impactful conservation projects.

Teams will assist in the important conservation work of the Malaysian Turtle Conservation Society (MTCS), who work tirelessly to promote population growth of native turtles and terrapins.

Dr Pelf Chok is the driving force and passion behind MTCS. Merely to be around Pelf is inspirational and it is clear why she and her dedicated team are making massive steps in helping the wildlife.

To maximise your time in-country you’ll complete PADI’s e-learning programme before departure. This will allow you to obtain the necessary theory required to learn to dive. If you already have a PADI qualification, you can work towards advancing your expertise and improve your qualification level to Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver.

Once on the beautiful Perhentian Islands, team members undertake practical dive training in the crystal-clear seas of the South China Sea with the opportunity to see turtles in their natural unspoilt environment. The dive course is five days long, culminating in a free dive and certification presentation.

What better place to undertake your scuba training than these beautiful islands. No gravel pits, rusting shopping trolleys and bikes here!

Gaining a diving qualification will let you discover a hidden world, previously the preserve of David Attenborough and other wildlife specialists. It will enable you to meet divers from all over the world, who may have a different culture and language, have a shared passion for sea life and the freedom of diving.

Read Venture Force Director Tom’s thoughts on diving.

“I’m totally hooked on scuba diving. Swimming amongst beautifully coloured fish and other sea life is just magical. I remember the very first turtle to glide by in Jordan and since then I’ve had the pleasure to dive with them all over the world. They never fail to amaze me!”

Expedition Project

Our conservation projects allow you to get hands-on experience working on a wildlife project.  We work with selected charity partners who are speciailists in their conservation field. Their expert guidance enables  our teams to take part in impactful conservation projects.

Teams will assist in the important conservation work of the Malaysian Turtle Conservation Society (MTCS), who work tirelessly to promote population growth of native turtles and terrapins.

Dr Pelf Chok is the driving force and passion behind MTCS. Merely to be around Pelf is inspirational and it is clear why she and her dedicated team are making massive steps in helping the wildlife.

PADI DIving Course

To maximise your time in-country you’ll complete PADI’s e-learning programme before departure.  This will allow you to obtain the necessary theory required to learn to dive. If you already have a PADI qualification, you can work towards advancing your expertise and improve your qualification level to Advanced Open Water or Rescue Diver.

Once on the beautiful Perhentian Islands, team members undertake practical dive training in the crystal-clear seas of the South China Sea with the opportunity to see turtles in their natural unspoilt environment. The dive course is five days long, culminating in a free dive and certification presentation.

What better place to undertake your scuba training than these beautiful islands. No gravel pits, rusting shopping trolleys and bikes here!

 

Why we love diving!

Gaining a diving qualification will let you discover a hidden world, previously the preserve of David Attenborough and other wildlife specialists. It will enable you to meet divers from all over the world, who may have a different culture and language, have a shared passion for sea life and the freedom of diving.

Read Venture Force Director Tom’s thoughts on diving.

“I’m totally hooked on scuba diving. Swimming amongst beautifully coloured fish and other sea life is just magical. I remember the very first turtle to glide by in Jordan and since then I’ve had the pleasure to dive with them all over the world. They never fail to amaze me!”

Embrace the challenge and remember the unique experience!

Picture yourself in the shallows of the South China sea, kneeling on the soft white sand that surrounds the Perhentian Islands, watching the stunningly coloured fish swimming inquisitively from one coral outcrop to another.

Scuba diving really is an activity that can be learned by everyone and opens up a world hidden to those that don’t take the plunge. From the Galapagos, to the Maldives, from the Scottish Islands to the Cape of Good Hope, there is a new world for you to experience.

KEY INFORMATION

Duration

14 Days (UK to UK)

Expedition Feb/Mar 2022

Available places

Cost 2022

£2,950 (inc.£400 deposit)

  • International Flights
  • Two Venture Force expedition leaders
  • 24/7 Operations Room support
  • Comprehensive travel insurance (see our COVID info page)
  • International communications package
  • All in-country travel
  • In-country agent support
  • All in-country activities
  • All in-country food and accommodation
  • Team t-shirts
  • Heavy duty travel bag
  • Group kit and equipment
  • Online expedition portal
  • Carbon off-setting
  • Project donation (expedition dependent)
  • Team meeting (virtually or in-person depending on location)
  • PADI course & certification
  • Personal vaccinations
  • Personal equipment (a kit list will be provided)
  • Visa costs and passport renewal (if applicable)
  • Spending money for gifts and additional drinks/food

THE ADVENTURE STARTS HERE ...

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