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Biosphere Expeditions launch new project in Tioman

20th December 2011 Print
Underwater research

Biosphere Expeditions, the award winning not for profit conservation organisation has launched a brand new project!

This scuba diving voluntourism project will take you to Tioman - a Malaysian island – where you will be part of a small international group. You will assist in research aimed at studying and protecting the local Marine Park's beautiful but fragile coral reefs, as well as its marine megafauna such as sharks, dolphins & turtles.

For the first five days you will be familiarising yourself with the Reef Check research techniques and be based at a beach chalet resort on Tioman island. After this, you will move to a 45 ft sailing yacht research vessel, which will take you to remote areas of the Marine Park.

The expedition includes training as a Reef Check EcoDiver; with this qualification you are eligible to apply for PADI or NAUI Reef Check Speciality Course certification after the expedition. To take part you must be a qualified diver, with the minimum of a PADI Open Water or equivalent.

The expeditions run between 18-30 March and 1 – 13 April 2012 and costs £1390 per person, excluding flights to and from Malaysia.

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Underwater research